Thursday, July 4, 2013

15mm Dark Ages - Vikings vs. Peasants & More

I'm primarily a Horse & Musket guy but I've dabbled in Dark Ages a bit. Here's Essex's Medieval Serfs with Baggage. Essex sculpts the eyes so I paint them. These could also be useful as Halfling hirelings?

Google tells me these Monks are from Hovels!

I have exactly 60 Old Glory Vikings painted up - at center front here are the Huscarls. I didn't have a rule set in mind - I think Pig Wars was a possibility but these may all be repurposed for Saga. I'll have many more than I need it seems.

Old Glory Beserkers - the Ulfhednar are in another unit unpainted at present. This particular flesh experiment turned out too ashen for my current tastes. They would also benefit from another layer of highlights.

In back there are the Old Glory Viking Spearmen. I painted eyes here too being in no particular hurry.

These 60 peasants are a mix of Old Glory, a couple Museum Miniatures, and the rest are some I don't recall. They were in a set called Peasant's Revolt and came in a quantity of 100? I got them in the late 80's from Modeler's Mart in Florida via mail order. [10/21/2016 Edit - I've since learned the peasant mix are from Table Top Miniatures - now carried by]

The rear-left unit was the first one I did and was in no particular paint scheme - just "peasant" colors.
To avoid future confusion, I tried to theme them by color with that rear-right unit being in browns, grays, and tans, the archers in various greens. I see I did the eyes on most of these too - masochism.

All of these were finished by 2007? 08? And they are less than a 6th of all the pieces for this game - one I won't get to for some time I reckon.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Great looking figures, I do like these kind of troops (and I got some of them, yours are better painted!)...Great work and great colors!

  2. Great looking Mini's. But where did you get those robed peasants? I've been after some of those little dudes for ages! send me details (painted/unpainted)???

    1. I meant the Monks.

    2. Monks are from Hovels: