Dark Age – Slingers, Dogs and Herds

After counting and showing the models I had done for the Dark Age project in the last year or so (see my earlier post), I wanted to add a few ‘missing’ items which I know I have models for in the lead pile. The title of this post really covers what these are. I had these packs in the large collection of to do items so dug them out to get them finished.

First, the Anglo-Danish ADLG lists included sling armed skirmishers. I believe it has 2 of them at maximum. Some other lists may have the option as well. I had none of these and actually had no figures for it. However, I have a load of extra Gaul/Celtic sling models for the current project I am working on, so I decided to borrow and repurpose a few. That means now I can show 4 bases of slingers for the Dark Age period.

These are not that bad for ‘out of period’ figs and so can stand in for the 10th cent peasants. So they will work well for this. The basing is the same as all the other in the project, so will help the match up. Doing 4 means that if I want to these can be a small unit in Clash of Spears (Dark Ages) as well. Slings are uncommon for the period but not unheard of.

I believe these models are actually from the Forged in Battle Ancient British range, Looking around it was actually quite hard to find generic sling armed figures for the period so I do not feel too bad using these. They will likely get more game time in this role and in extra Celtic/British slingers I suspect anyway.

Next, are some cattle and a herd of goats. These are generic models and will work for camps in larger games as well as possible objectives in smaller ones. After all who does not want to steal their neighbors cattle in olden times…

I did some searches on the net and found that there were breeds of large ancient cattle which were very dark in colours. So the painting was fairly easy. The cattle models I believe are from Museum Miniatures and I think the goat heard is from Donnington Miniatures.

Lastly, are some war dogs. I have had these a while and they bulk out my dog pack for smaller games. I already have 4 bases so this now takes me up to 12. That should be enough for any game I suspect.

These are a mixture of Xyston and Museum Miniatures models. There are a combination of wolfhound and larger hunting dogs. They should be useful for whatever army needs them and I did a range of different colours. They can even stand in for hordes if really needed.

So there we are more Dark Age models…Yes the project is never too big. but I am looking to go back to other projects now.

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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8 Responses to Dark Age – Slingers, Dogs and Herds

  1. anthony says:

    I find it hard to believe that you are missing anything from your dark age progect.

  2. redcaer1690 says:

    Wry stylish old boy!!!

  3. Markus Sharaput says:

    Love the puppies. I mean, opponents might not . . .

  4. Marvin says:

    There great, especially your dogs of war!

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