Monday, 22 October 2012

Varangian guards



Varangian guards, Varänger gardet, Väringar, Varjager.
Pimped up Vikings that is. The Varangians were Viking mercenaries taking a sold in Miklagård.
And this is what Wikipedia says http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians











I intend to game with them as Vikings that returning home with all their fancy clothes and expensive weaponry.  This gave me the opportunity to use much brighter color palate then used previously in this project.


Please take a closer look at some of the axes with silver/bronze or golden inlaid. 
Inspired from pieces like this. http://watermarked.heritage-images.com/2358994.jpg

These nice miniatures are from Gripping Beast.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely work! I like the way you have given each of them something fancy - a nice shield design, or expensive clothing. May their battlefield luck back home be better than that of Harald Hardrada...

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  2. Superbes vikings, la peinture est géniale. A bientôt Christian

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  3. Very good work !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  4. His face is huge...

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