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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Anglo-Danes Axe of Men

This is the last unit for the Anglo Danes/Saxon force that I have and these are my hard hitting, wall breakers, the Huscarle armed with Dane Axes. These are the stock troops of my warband and rather fitting that I have used the Saxon Thegn boxset by Gripping Beast and also taken the Axes and some of the arms from the Viking boxset.


I am using these as my super elites and as such I have gone to town on them trying to make then stand out as the rich elite warriors that they are. I have gone for a slightly brighter palette on these and bright trim too but I have also gone for the most decorative helmets in the boxset and painted them with a lot of gold and bright metal.


I have enjoyed assembling them and have tried to give them that flair that you would expect from elite warriors. It is quite amazing how the Saxon and Viking boxset work so well together and how you can mix and match between them. This does give them that little different look but all in all it is well worth the effect.


As heathguard I have given them a shield strapped to there back as I believe they would still carried their shields into battle and I have again used Little Big Men Studios transfers for the shield pattern. I have gone for the most striking ones and I think that they do work well together.

Now thats all the units painted and completed for the Anglo Danes/Saxons and the Warlord from to be completed and it is them who will be next to do. Once these are completed then I am going to add another unit of Warriors and Levies to my force and then these will be totally finished but thats for the future to do.

Have a great day.

PK

20 comments:

  1. Nasty looking boys, these look the part for sure

    Ian

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  2. Nice work ... the shields definitely give them loads of character!

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  3. Choppy Choppy! The look great mate.

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  4. Another great job, figures and tents are really nice!

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    1. Thanks Phil and the tents are from Warbases and are great

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  5. They look awesome PK! Lovely work as always!

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    1. Cheers Rodger and I glad that you like them

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  6. Oh yes, these boys definitely mean business - great job Pete.

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    1. Ta Michael I have really enjoyed painting these

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  7. Looking good there PK! I'll be interested to see how you go with them. I've got them in my warband but feel running 8 is a better option than 4 as they get chopped up (pun intended!) rather easily. I refer to them as my "glass sledgehammer"...

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    1. Thanks Milsy and like you I have a feeling that eight is better four but I will let you know after laying a few games.

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