Wednesday, 6 March 2013

I bought these Normans in November of last year from John Blenkey from the club.
Some were painted by John but most were done by Dave Huntley who is also a member of the club.
All the miniatures are Perry from the Crusades range.
I like Normans because of the history behind them. and the large number of enemies they had to fight.

The army consists of 3 cavalry units, 1 unit of crossbowmen 1 unit of archers and 2 units of heavy infantry. This will make 2 divisions for Hail Caesar games.

Unit of 20 archers.

14 crossbowmen.

Lance armed mounted knights.

Sword armed knights.

Another unit of mounted knights.

Mailed spearman unit 1.

Sword and axe armed unit.

Finally a brief update on progress made on another project- ZULUS.............

Warlord Zulu starter army, 120 multi part plastic figures look extremely comfortable in their nice new box! Shame to disturb them really.

I started collecting Vikings about 2 years ago the reason being because I like the look of them and the various units and weapons.
I started off with Gripping Beast plastics. Then adding some Old Glory archers,
then I got a Foundry Viking army for Christmas adding some Gripping Beast metals after that. This comes out at nearly 300 figures, enough for a couple of divisions for Hail Caesar although i may try Crusader rules as i like systems with figure removal.
There are 2 ways this project will get finished. Either i learn to paint or i wait until Mick gets his cataract fixed. The sooner he has the operation the better then!

This is all of the figures in various stages of completion.

GB plastic Hirdmen with Foundry metals behind.

Foundry metal figure on a temporary base for some Saga practice games.

A mix of OG, GB and Foundry undercoated.

Foundry Hirdmen, Bondi and Berserkers.

Foundry mighty Gudrek Thorsteinson the Jarl of Ravensfjord!

Foundry and OG metals ready for basing material to be added.