10/06/2019 at 19:12 #116128
I am making good progress on my 6mm dark ages (with some orcs thrown in) project. My orcs are done except for basing and my Norman’s are wrapping up.
i am ready to dive in on Vikings and Anglo Danes and would like to get some opinions. I am doing 1 base = 1 unit on an 80mm frontage and aimed at roughly Dux Bellorum sized battles. I am torn between basing axe wielding huscarls as:
1) separate units or
2) Mixed in to regular spear armed units for upper class types
I am using baccus figures and have not settled on rules yet, but will probably start with modified Dux Bellorum. Opinions are appreciated, thanks!
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/10/06/2019 at 20:56 #116135
I based my axe-wielding guys separately as veteran huskarls and the armoured spearmen as normal huskarls but that’s a purely artificial device to differentiate the two types in Impetus. A more realistic basing system would probably see a mix of the two. I would suggest that you try mocking up both options and see which you prefer the look of. With DB it’s not going to make a lot of difference so the aesthetics would be the decider for me.
Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/11/06/2019 at 08:15 #116151
I based mine up with ‘more’ axe-wielding lads in mail in some units, some in others and none in a few, but yes as Ruarigh says that’s really just more a function of your rules, and whether you need to be able to say ‘them’s what these rules class as Huscarls, those are what these particular rules class as Bondi’ etc.
I do feel ‘all one type’ in a unit looks way too organised for the Dark Ages.11/06/2019 at 14:45 #116178
Thanks guys, I am so wish washy. I am busy with work and have little time for painting right now, but I am finding I am suffering from analysis paralysis.
I will do some mockups by I think I’ll go with you guys suggestions and have…
– armored spearmen with 50% of front rank axemen
– armored spearmen with 20-25% front rank acemen
– unarmored spearmen
and course som obligatory skirmishing archers.
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/11/06/2019 at 16:36 #116187
Now that sounds like a plan. I hope you’ll post photos when they are done.
Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/11/06/2019 at 19:54 #116192
I shall. I am slow right now, moonlighting on the side and cutting in to my gaming time! I’ll do a big post when I have the Normans done and based.
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