Yes indeed I am carrying on with the same theme of the last couple of posts about my Anglo Dane Saga force and this time it is the time of the Elite units my Huscarles. Now this is the fighting elite of Anglo Saxon/Dame society where the best and latest armour and weaponry. I have armed these chaps with hand weapons and once again these are from Gripping Beast's Saxon Thegn boxset.
This just goes to show how versatile the boxset is as you can use this for both the Huscarle and Warriors alike with very little changes if any to be made, I have simply armed my warriors with spears and my Huscarle with swords and axes.
Again I have gone for that darken palette with a bright colour for the trim around the sleeves and at the bottom of the tunic. Coupled with the helmets having a bit of gold trimwork to them I think this makes these warriors look like they are a cut above the rest.
Again I have used Little Big Men Studios transfers for the shields and they work really well and so look the part being nice and crisp and getting my detail in than I could with just painting them myself.
I have enjoyed painting these chap up and I feel that I am getting into the Dark Ages vibe now and just getting into the swing of things. I have at the same time found this quite a challenge as it as been really hard to keep a uniformed look to them and actually I have given up on that and opted for the shield to bring them all in together.
Now I am nearing the end on my another unit and warlord to do to finish then the Anglo Dane/Saxon force with be finished. I say finished I mean until I add a couple of more uniforms to them in the future. I have enjoyed painting these and will be visiting back to them shortly in the future.
So have a great weekend and enjoy yourselves.