Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1066 & All That - Part 1

I now have enough Anglo Saxons for the Battles of 1066 games planned for October this year (it being the 950th anniversary and, what-have-you). I'm also painting a bunch of Normans too and I've almost finished the actual Norman contingent which leaves the Breton and Frisian/Flemish mercenary contingents to do. At this stage I'm not sure if I'll be doing those but I might.

I'm not sure about the figure I have for Harold. I don't think he fits the part. I think the other commander figure (white shield with red cross) looks more Haroldish. Besides that, I did model the standard bearer with Harold's banner. But I'll see what happens between then and now.

Both the left and right wings have:
2 units of Heavy Infantry (thegns),
2 units of Fyrd, and
A small unit of skirmishers.

Harold's central command has:
1 large unit of Huscarls with Dane Axes,
1 unit of hearth warriors,
2 units of Danish Mercenaries, and
A small unit of skirmishers.

When if comes to playing the games I'm sure that changes will be made but so far, so good.

The Godwinsson's

Gyrth Godwinson

Harold Godwinson

Leofwine Godwinson

Warrior Priest
The priests are only for morale purposes.

The Anglo-Saxon Shieldwall
I couldn't fit all of it in the pic!


  1. Wow. This looks amazing! Regards, Karl

    1. Thanks. I like these little guys too.

  2. Lovely painting sir! What rules will you be using?

    1. Hi Matt,
      At my club we've been using our own Dark Ages variant of Lion Rampant for smaller games but we're looking at using Hail Caesar for larger games, mainly because we're familiar with them.

  3. Spectacular and splendid figures, they look superb and determined!

  4. Fantastic miniatures! I add this great blog to my list:)