09/06/2022 at 17:00 #174383
The start of a 6mm project for the Viking Age. The distant goal for the project is going to be Brunanburh, but the short term objective is to put together a 9-10th century Viking force and a matching Saxon one. I wanted to have a ‘shieldwall’ with a decent mass effect, which is obviously more achievable in 6mm.
Bases are 40mm square with 5-6 ranks of men. I think eventually I’ll add some other bases at the back with stragglers showing the whole formation tailing off and making it look a bit more irregular.
This project is likely to take a fair bit of time given the number of figures involved, but here are the first 10 bases. All Baccus figures:09/06/2022 at 17:17 #174384SteelonsandParticipant
Holy Heck – you’re a painting machine ! – don’t know where you find the time – some lovely looking shields there – would be nice to see a Svinfylking too:09/06/2022 at 18:19 #174385ian pillayParticipant
Wow that is very impressive! Now that looks like a Viking army…. Not like a saga army….
steelonsand – that’s a great link!
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/09/06/2022 at 19:33 #174390Guy FarrishParticipant
Depending whose numbers you believe that could be The Great Heathen Army at 1:1 right there!
Lovely. (the models, not the Great Heathen Army).09/06/2022 at 20:24 #174393Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Great looking mob you have there. You are indeed a painting machine!
Now you just need to base a couple individually to use for skirmishes…. 😀
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."09/06/2022 at 20:41 #174399
There’s 500 figures there. Doing some rough calculations, ultimately Brunanburh should need about 2,000 a side, so probably getting close to actual Viking Age army sizes.09/06/2022 at 21:00 #174400Mike HeaddenParticipant
Lovely looking figures. Very neatly shows off the effectiveness of a mass of 6mm figures.
There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data10/06/2022 at 10:06 #174438Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
This looks great, and I think what is the most important thing is that the array looks proportionally right to me. Thin and long.
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Axel Oxenstierna16/08/2022 at 21:20 #176965
Very nicely done. Reminds me of this scene from Vikings, 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9QwcOwhbGM06/09/2022 at 13:31 #177662
Village base. 10cm square. Leven buildings, Perfect Six extra bits12/09/2022 at 16:59 #177886
And 2 more village bases.12/09/2022 at 18:07 #17788812/09/2022 at 19:17 #177892
The Japanese village does have a very similar washing line.13/09/2022 at 09:38 #177923
Saxon shieldwall to match the Viking one
And the two shieldwalls together. About 500 figures per side on a 40cm frontage.
13/09/2022 at 12:18 #177927
Lovely, as I’ve said elsewhere.
If you get any more Anglo Saxon buildings, would you consider getting some from 2d6 Wargaming?
I made them, but I’m not trying to hard-sell you, just I’d really like to see some painted up well. 😉13/09/2022 at 15:21 #177933Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Amazing work! That is a lot of dudes to paint, and the effect is stunning.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."13/09/2022 at 15:55 #177948
Amazing work! That is a lot of dudes to paint, and the effect is stunning
For sure.13/09/2022 at 16:38 #177953
I’ve just ordered a load of buildings from Leven unfortunately. Which will probably be enough to do all the bases I need. I keep meaning to get some of the remodelled Mura miniatures Japanese buildings, but I also realise that I don’t actually need any…..13/09/2022 at 21:04 #17795713/09/2022 at 22:27 #177960hammurabi70Participant14/09/2022 at 04:03 #177964
I’ve just ordered a load of buildings from Leven unfortunately. Which will probably be enough to do all the bases I need. I keep meaning to get some of the remodelled Mura miniatures Japanese buildings, but I also realise that I don’t actually need any…
I live in hope eternal. 🙂
In what way re-modelled?
I worked on these for 2d6. A lot of the masters needed repair, so microscopic changes there, but despite being great models they weren’t highly suitable for casting. Some were hollow and were filled with rubber, so they were made solid, and many had problematic overhangs, so those were tidied. All minor and barely noticeable on the finished cast, but now they’re bubble free and easier to cast. The Swedish (?) fella who made these must have a hell of a time casting the originals.14/09/2022 at 09:34 #17798530/09/2022 at 23:46 #178623
Some more village bases done.01/10/2022 at 07:55 #17862501/10/2022 at 08:55 #178626ian pillayParticipant
That looks amazing. The details are fantastic.
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/01/10/2022 at 09:22 #178628
Thanks. There’s a lot more stuff around these days for 6mm to add detail to bases. Perfect Six have a load of useful things.01/10/2022 at 18:11 #178629
Brill, as usual. Perfect 6 have some great pieces.
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