Well New period/project. Medieval period, I'm aiming at Mid 13th Century. I'm making a unhistoric norwegian army, with campaign in focus. It will start as a 5000 strong army. It will go to war with Sweden and other countires, But first it will fight the Scots! Norway at this time was at it's biggest, Iceland was part of norway, so was all the islands in the north atlantic. And some of the Scotish ones. There was a war in the 1260s That more or less cast Norway out of the british isles. But what if this war became the main focus for a Norwegian king. This is the what if. The king will land with his army. Theise are curteys miniatures and they are very good. Have not heard about them before, but they hold up very well. Most of my army will be these spearmen/foot serjants. I have orderd 1 in armor and one it with, but I think for the next time, all will have armor, the unarmord just seems to naked, and given the army is small it would be possible to get some armor for most of them, instead, I'll give uints either mail or gambion(this one is mixed) I'll also havbe crosbowmen, foot knights and mounted knights. Most armies of this period would have a large congiant of mount knights/serjants, but norway is not a cavalry country. So either I'll have 40% spearmen, 20% archers/crossbow 20% foot knights and 20% mounted. Or 30% spear and 30% mounted, not sure yet.
I'm very happy with theise, good figures, good paint job overall, I liked the off color I got for the undied padded gambions, but also the red color for the colord gambion. the mail I really like, I used a darker metal color(called blackend barrle B) from foundry. I feel mail is often painted way to bright,
The shields are simple for the most part. the one that is more fancy, is loosly based on the earl of Iceland during this period.
Here you see well the colors of the gambion and mail, I like theise, Even the undied ones, look good and not do drab. Most of my gambions will be this shade, but now and then a red or blue one might show up.
My only problem with the figures it: it's very hard to get the spears to sitt in the hands, even with super glue it takes sevral tries for each spear. The unit will be 24 strong. I also got a unit of foot knights, unarmord spear, unarmord crossbow and mounted knights.
And NOW: on to the really big News, On the Sunday the 12th Exactly one year since our first date, I asked my girlfriend to marry me! She said yes, I had planed on asking her at chirstmas or during New years eve. But I could not hold it in any more, so it became a spur of the monent thing. So I didn't have a ring or anything. We are both very excited. The plan is a summer wedding, we don't know if it means summer 2015 or 2016 yet. All parents in all sides are happy and everything is great. This is a big thing for us both, but we are exicted. And looking forward to spending the rest of our lives togeather.
My Girlfriend comes with paint on, not need to assable and she is 1:1 scale at 1660mm