Thursday, 6 August 2015

#6MMRPC - Dark Ages - Viking Berserker Horde

The Berserker Horde - I love the way these have turned out. They look pretty badass - I had told myself that I wasn't allowed to buy any other Foundry blisters until I finished all of these - glad to have got them done in time to go to another wargames show!
Just the normal berserkers - I would love to use this many in SAGA but unfortunately the Viking warband only allows for 4 of them! I may just use them as normal Hearthguard after all.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome - thank you for reading!

12 comments:

  1. They look great! I'm going to struggle holding off buying from Foundry until Salute now!

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    1. Thanks mate! They have so many good figures - I just remembered that I did get a bunch of Foundry Vikings a few months back from eBay (it was a job lot with a bunch of duplicates - it was my friend's birthday and I decided to buy it and split them as he has a Viking army too!), so I may impose a "paint all of the other Foundry stuff you own before buying more" clause:..

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  2. Warhammer 3rd edition (oldhammer) Norse list. Allows up to 40 (!) berserkers (min unit of 10), as well as 40 ulfewenar. Some sort of shapeshifting wolfman thing. I think you may be oldhammer enabled at this point.

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    1. Hah! It's certainly something that's in the back of my mind! I really don't need any more excuses to buy more Berserkers...what's that, I need a banner bearer (bear-er, punnnn)? And a champion? And I need to sort out the Beorg Bearstruck I've had for years and never painted? Hmm...

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  3. They're fabulous. Love the muted colours; how did you do that?

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    1. They're just painted in my normal method! I generally start off with a mid-brown on the full figure and scorched brown on the base. I then drybrush everything tan and then everything stone grey. This is the real starting point - it's just a matter of blocking stuff in from here - thinner coats over the drybrushed areas allows some of the drybrush highlighting to come through. My techniques are all pretty basic - I mainly aim to have nice looking figures to game with, rather than aiming for competition standards :) these were block painted - I did all of the berserkers together and all of the ulfhednar together. Army Painter Strong Tone Wash (or GW Devlan Mud) is mana from the heavens.

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  4. Have you tried out Lion Rampant yet? A warband can take units of 12-man "Fierce Foot" with a recklass charge ability that fits the berserkers really well.

    These look bloody good all arrayed like this though.

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    1. I've yet to try it, but it's on the books in the near-future :) I bought the rules last year but only started getting near army-sized on the Viking front recently. I'm particularly looking forward to Dragon Rampant to run these alongside Giants and Ogres! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  5. Excellent! Time to add the leadpile again!

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    1. Hah! Not sure who the sculptor was on these (maybes Copplestone?) but they were a real pleasure to paint.

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