Dark Age – Elite Swordsman

This week I though I’d show some more of my 15mm troops I have finished. These are elite heavy swordsmen/Blades for more Dark Age games. There are 5 ADLG or 10 DBx bases. I have these as Elite as the shields on each base are all the same style. I can’t bring myself to have more than 2 bases with the same style of shield design, after all warbands of skilled warriors would not be massive and well organized in this time frame.

Added to that, one of each of two bases of the same style of shield has a small flag. That makes them different than the normal troops as well. I know the historical background and proof of the use of flags is very scarce for the period, but as the models came with them I’m using them. It is also human nature to want standards etc as rallying points so I think it’s likely some were used, just not to the same extent as in later forces.

These guys also all have mail armour and most of them have helmets as well. I still like the random poses and complete organized chaos that they look to have in their battle line. I believe most of these figures are from the Viking range of OldGlory15mm.

You can see here they are on 15mm wide bases and at some point I’m going to have to look at getting some Sabaot bases so that I can move these as units with ease. However, I have not got to that point – yet.

So there we are a quick one this week, but it shows I’m still looking to continue with these a little even though I have been doing some 28mm stuff for the last little while.

About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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1 Response to Dark Age – Elite Swordsman

  1. Looking good, Mark! 🙂

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