Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hengist and Horsa's Warband

Over the past 15 years I have painted thousands of figures for clients, I have started to Archive some of the photos, these are Gripping Beast 28mm early Saxons/Germanic tribes and are painted to represent a 5th century warband

The shield designs are based on real 5th-6th century Germanic designs, found on saucer broaches etc,it adds a feel of authenticity to the shield designs. Muted leather tones, natural wool,and green dyed cloaks and tunics as mentioned in some of the early manuscripts. Some Bows have been found in Denmark with binding on them, i extended this to the spears to help tie the unit together.
The female Seer with the Raven is from Wargames Foundry, the rest of the figures are Gripping Beast.

This second warband were painted in the same fashion,shown here advancing across the Downs

Mounted leaders carrying Hengists banner, horses from Wargames Foundry, riders from Gripping Beast.

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