KevH breaks for tea as celebration for finishing his new Viking army.
Here is the Viking army in all it's 20mm glory, lol.
All figures are plastic 1/72 (20mm). The majority are Zvezda & Strelets, with a very small amount of Revell to make up the numbers. This force is more or less the same composition as the Saxon Army I painted last year.
The Army general has already been seen and is here just for completion.
The Army is based for Hail Caesar and to our own basing system for the rules. We mount infantry on 30mm x 30mm and four bases make a standard unit. Two bases make a small unit with a large unit at six bases. Skirmishers are usually a small unit and consist of three figures. The troop types also determine how many figures will be on a base.
Heavy infantry are 4 figures.
Medium infantry are 3 figures.
And Light infantry are 2 figures.
We found this system works well and the troop type is easily recognizable.
The Army consists of
The CinC (already Submitted)
2 x Divisional commands (3 figures per base)
1 x Hearthguard (Huscarle) Heavy Infantry unit (16 Figs)
3 x Hirdmen units, (16 figs per unit).
3 x Bondi units, Medium Infantry, (12 figs per unit).
5 x Beserker stands (2 figs per stand) for representing the Beserker wild fighter element within a unit.
1 x Bow unit, Light Infantry, (8 figs)
2 x skirmish units, (6 figs in total)
Thats a total of 140 figures according to my reckoning and not including the command. [Actually it adds up to 130 figures - ed.]
All standard bearers are conversions as you only get 1 in the Zvezda box and he is blowing a horn as well.
So I used them both as horn blowers and converted 10 into standard bearers for the unit and army commands.
I need my tea now.Indeed! That is a colossal amount of work Kev, well done young man!
This Viking force will give Kev a very impressive 535 points, which includes some extra for the standard-bearer conversions. This was a little too late in his race with Andrew but it will pip him into 1st place in the points roster, with a point to spare! (And, serves as a quick response to Millsy's challenge!)