Vikings, Tólf!

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Big Bragi, Dvalin Hardaxe, Stealthy Elbegast

It’s been a while coming, but I’ve finally finished a few more of my Viking models. These three come from Wargames Foundry, specifcally from the VIK056 – Svavas Warrior Heroes set. The other three from this particular blister have all been allocated to other …duties. One a berserker, one a shieldmaiden and the other… a personality that will be shown later (once finished!) All three of these vikings are well dressed, so I see them as veterans who have amassed a certain degree of wealth over the years from raiding, bodyguarding, trading, or some combination of all three. As such, the palette features rich colours, some painted-on embroidered details, and their bling is painted in richer colours then Iron and Silver and I also wanted to emphasise their wealth with some nice shield designs. Especially since Foundry kept sending me plain shields whenever I ordered their vikings instead of the nice embossed ones they show on their site.

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Big Bragi

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Big Bragi

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Big Bragi

Bragi is my favourite of the three, with a bit of a Brian Blessed feel to him. Though less insane than Sir Blessed. His shield features a double-headed dragon (Double Dragon?) Across both Bragi and Dvalin, I decided to play with using the same three-colour palette and shield pattern (quartered) to create very different shields.

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Dvalin Hardaxe

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Dvalin Hardaxe

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Dvalin Hardaxe

Dvalin is really nothing special as a figure, but he’s got enough bling (the cape, really) to make him look a little important, so he also got a fancy shield design. In this case, a Norse knot-style serpent.

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Stealthy Elbegast

Wargames Foundry VIK056 - Svavas Warrior Heroes Stealthy Elbegast

Finally, Elbegast looks a bit dorky in my opinion. The bullet-head conical helmet combined with someone having stolen his moustache just makes him look a bit dorky to me. Still, his iron shinguards and fur-edged cape still indicate wealth to me, so here he is!

Next post will (probably) be a Decembuary Update!

17 thoughts on “Vikings, Tólf!

    • He fits into that category of figure of me not liking it enough or me to bother with something like that. If his helm and pose were awesome, but all he was lacking was proper facial hair, then I’d have gone for it. This figure …not so much.

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  1. These are great fun – Bragi particularly is just oozing character (love what you’ve done with his eyes). I’ll look forward to seeing what you do with the other three.

    I feel I’m going to have to pull out my own dark ages figures and get some paint in them, what with Saga v2 coming in February!

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    • Thanks mate – it’s partly a slightly dodgy facial sculpt and partly me having a laugh with it. I’m very much in two minds about Saga V2, given how much I’ve spent on all the V1 rules and books and board and how little I’ve managed to use them so far.

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      • I hear you – I regret that I haven’t touched Crescent and across at all… That said, I’ve enjoyed what I have played enough to be excited at the prospect of v2, particularly since I suspect it will be my go-to historical system (and in the future, a good excuse to pick up some Hellenistic and Sengoku figures!)

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        • I’ll just play wait and see with it, and look out for the reviews and such (soon!) I’d love to play across more periods, though I’m less enamoured by the prospect of chucking all the stuff I’ve bought.

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