So it begins

The Vikings are coming !

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Let battle commence !

A lone Irish Curaidh, (Champion) and a group of four Fianna, (Hearthguards) survey the advancing Viking lines of Hirdmen, (Hearthguards) and Bondi (Warriors).

3 Crusader Miniatures Irish figures. (With 2 non Irish subs), Lancelot from Footsore Miniatures and a random Saxon from the Gripping Beast plastics range.

(Full new Irish war-band project ongoing ATM.)

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The Curaidh and Fianna have been cut down in the kill zone and utterly defeated. The Bonnachts, (Warriors) of the village step up to the mark to defend their homes.

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Bonnachts vs Bondi clash of the Warriors. A nonchalant Warlord, his jeering band of Hirdmen armed with Dane Axes and a berserker bear bring up the rear.

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The Irish Bonnachts push for advantage the Viking Warlord falls back to cover. More Hirdmen rush to close the gap.

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On the flank the Irish Kerns (Levy) armed with slings destroy the Viking advance.

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A great sorcerer inspires the Irish to victory on the field of battle this day !

My Troops, Irish Bonnachts and Kerns, consist of Gripping Beast plastics from the Dark Age Warrior set. They were the very first army painted and were originally fielded as a Welsh war-band. They have been subbing as the Irish for some time with the addition of a band of warrior war dogs.

I now have a full Irish war-band under way.  There will be pictures 🙂

The sorcerer is Merlin from Footsore Miniatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “So it begins

  1. Hi! I just dropped in to thank you for all your ‘Likes’ on my blog about Skorn. Your stuff looks good, I’ve never been a gamer but I’m now following your blog as the images of your work are interesting, reminds me of some of the stuff my son does in model-making. Were you attracted to Skorn because it has the same name as a game? In fact I think Alistair and I invented our world, Skorn, before the game was created, but I hope people don’t get confused! Good wishes – Sue Bridgwater

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    1. Hello Ma,
      The similarities are not coincidental it is my work 😀
      In fact I got the title for my blog “Sagenwelt” from an essay in a book you lent me some years ago. The essay was called “Sagenwelt and the world of sage” I do believe. The title of the collection escapes me. As the main game I play is called Saga and the main focus for me when gaming is the stories told within the game it seemed appropriate. I had no idea there was a game called Skorn I will have to check that out, though I’m sure your and Alistairs world is superior !
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    2. Don’t think there will be to much confusion between the gaming and literary worlds a Google search for “Skorn game” only shows a fortress in the “World of Warcraft” online computer game and an axe in another computer game
      “Diablo III”.
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      1. Goodness gracious me, tis my own little lad in disguise – has no idea you were on WordPress! I should have recognised the sheep icon…..

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      2. I have only recently started this blog.
        I was not meant to be in disguise thought you would recognise the icon from Teddy Bear Army.
        Tis a Teddy Bear but his ears are partially missing so perhaps you are reading them as horns ?

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