Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Småländska skyttar

I just finished a unit of Crossbowmen.

They are a combination of Fireforge and Gripping Beast miniatures and bits and I really like the result. By combining different kits you get so much more characters out of the miniatures.
And as a side result by combining Viking bits into medieval miniatures I get that feeling of medieval Scandinavia Im after.
And nothing screams medieval Sweden more then crossbows...

 I love this combination of Norse chainmail arms on the scale armour.

I wanted to have a rather generic unit. But have chosen to have much blue on the shields and some different designs of a Lindorm (almost the same as a English Wyvern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindworm). The Lindorm seems to have been the mark of the house of Sverkers and seems to have had a special popularity in Småland (a region in Sweden) and by this my unit could count as Sverkers or as crossbowmen from Småland with out any problem. I will go into more details about the Sverkers in a later post.

Sorry for the bad pictures, the "daylight" is terrible... Lousy weather.


  1. Another great job, nice minis!

  2. Snygga figurer! Really nice painting.The weather is always lousy weather in the woods but the good thing is that then your hobbies can flourish. :) Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi die gefallen mir richtig gut,
    sehr gute arbeit