As the title states here is the next unit for my Viking force and this time its another unit of elite hearthguard troops upgraded to berserkers. Now again these are from the plastic boxset of Viking Hirdmen from Gripping Beast and I think it shows the versatility of this boxset in the way you can create most of the unit types for Saga with it.
I have sort of gone for a unit of armed warriors with dual weapons, mainly as I like the look and partly to me they scream VIKINGS!!!!. I have done these in this way so that I can use them of normal hearthguard or berserkers, depending on my mood, which I guest means that I will be playing them of berserkers most of the time but it does give me the option of having a large unit of eight strong heathguard to chop its way across the battlefield.
What I love about the plastic boxsets from Gripping Beast is the extras that come with it and the way you can customise the figures to make them all different. With these it was a simple chop the hands off and put on a new weapon and being plastic it only takes a couple of seconds, the hardest part is getting the hand is a natural position.
I have gone for the bright colour palette of these as these are the elite warriors and should and would of the very best in the of clothing, weapons and armour. Actually what I from found the colours of dyes seemed to be much brighter but I didn't want them to bright as it would notof looked right and artificial.
I have added shield to their backs, mainly as I see these as the first into battle and being raiders, their would be heavily armed and the shield is a must. Also as I simply like the look of warriors with their shield strapped across their backs and again its that typical Viking look. The transfers are from LittleBigMan Studios, of course, I am not trying to paint those designs.
Thats it for today but before I go I noticed the dust of these figures and I wish I had noticed before taking them, the new camera does wonders in the picture taking part with the detail and now I realised I will have to gently wipe clean the next lot.
Have a nice day folks