Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Vikings are raiding again.

The other Friday night we got together for a little Viking raid.

The raiders disembarked along the coast and proceeded inland through the surrounding forest.

There were a number of Saxon woodsmen in the forest but all but one of them either ran off and hid or just plain didn't see  the several groups of angry Vikings looking for trouble.

Vikings making their way through the forest.

 Only one of the woodsmen decided to run towards the village and warn the locals of the raid.
 One of the Viking groups took a wrong turn and ended up in a swamp.
 With very little warning the Saxons did not have enough time to get their livestock away.
 The Saxons were caught in their homes but quickly poured out to meet the threat.
 The Saxons were seriously outnumbered and it wasn't long before they were being overrun.
 Finally the group of Vikings found their way out of the swamp and into the town to claim some of the spoils.

 What the Vikings didn't know was that this day was also "Tax Day" and that wagon in the middle of the road was worth more than all the rest of the available plunder.
The King's men fought well and managed to get away with the taxes collected. In this case a barrel of beer!

The Saxons lost their village and live stock but they did help to get the tax collector away safely.

The Saxons were later rewarded by their King.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Viking Longhouse

I had been wanting to make a Viking Longhouse for a far while now. Last month I finally made a start.

Once I had begun I found that the enthusiasm took over. In the end it took me just over  a week to make and paint.

Made from balsa wood sticks carved to shape and then glued over a MDF former. The roof is from a hairy material used by plumbers to lag hot water pipes.

Vikings ready to defend their longhouse.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

ECW Green coat Regiment.

Slowly getting back into some ECW gaming. This is a green regiment that I am adding to my Royalist army.
Painted a while ago but only finished off the basing over the weekend.

The figures are all Renegade and the flags are from GMB.