I have been busy with real life and so not go to do much painting or playing of games for a long time it seems now. Still I have a backlog of projects to show here so that allows me to continue to show you guys my output. This week it’s time to show some more finished 15mm bases for my Dark Age project. This includes 4 bases of bowmen, 6 skirmish bases and a cavalry/mounted base. These are some odd ones I have had from my last round of painting. Below are 4 bases of bowmen, which will make 2 units for ADLG.
Although not the most common or most powerful unit in the period, bows were used extensively. As I have mentioned in the past they were mainly for hunting rather than seen as a manly weapon of war. My guess is the combination of large shields and armour plus not that powerful pull bows meant that they were not a killer weapon compared to just hitting people. Still they are useful. So these guys have shields and a hand weapons with them as well. Many forces such as the Vikings do allow for a few bases of bows so I did this group. Note, that having the figures especially factored into that as well.
Next, are 6 bases of skirmishers. These are the same figures as above. All are from Old Glory 15’s I believe, but this time based for skirmishing. All these figures have the similar basing style as the others in the army/set of figures so they should mix and match with ease for whatever army I decide to field.
Just as with the previous figures these have shields, but I tried to make them not too flashy. After all the real strong warriors won’t be carrying bows into combat!
These still keep the same dark shades and colours of the main forces. I was tempted to add some bushes and other items to the bases but in the end did not. They have enough going on already with the three for four grasses.
Lastly, for this post, is a single base of mounted. This can be a commander in DBA V3 I believe, at least in some of the forces. In really these were left over figures from the Old Glory command pack. In ADLG some of the Dark Age armies do contain some options for mounted and so they will get used. Also, if I use these figs play smaller games such as Dux Bellorum and/or the Rampant series (which is very likely), then they likely will find their way to the table in those cases as well.
Well that is it. Another post of toys ready for the table.