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EricThe Shed13 Jan 2019 5:02 a.m. PST

Hot on the heels of my completed Norman Army comers my Saxon Army – these two have taken the best part of nine months to paint and I am very relieved they are almost all finished

Lots of pictures on the blog





More soon…

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 5:59 a.m. PST


Huscarle13 Jan 2019 6:40 a.m. PST

Very impressive, but they still look more like a Viking army to me; too many beards.

The Bayeaux Tapestry only shows 1 or 2 Saxons with beards, all of the rest have moustaches or are clean-shaven. I guess beards could have been more popular in the old Danelaw regions, so perhaps a Northumbrian army or one led by Canute?

My other quibble is why do manufacturers not correctly show the Housecarles using their left-handed swing for their danish axes to strike their opponent's unshielded side? I think even GB have only 2 figures using the left-handed swing.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 6:51 a.m. PST

HOT DANG!! That's a bunch of Saxons!

Huscarle don't be such a downer… Could you do what he's done? I sure couldn't.

EricThe Shed13 Jan 2019 7:00 a.m. PST


Thanks for your input – the Saxon Army will also be used as Vikings – so that way get two bangs for my buck ;-)

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 7:15 a.m. PST

Always refreshing to see large armies on the tabletop in this day and age of the hobby. Well done.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

I am overwhelmed by the size of the forces! Thanks for posting. Makes my 100 figure Arthurian army seem puny.

Legends In Time Skip Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

Very Impressive.

Cooldude13 Jan 2019 9:46 a.m. PST

Always impressive stuff Eric! I have no idea how you are able to get through such a vast number of figures in a relatively short period of time. Really amazing stuff. I always look forward to your blog updates and really appreciate you sharing. Thanks and have a great week!

Pauls Bods13 Jan 2019 10:46 a.m. PST

Seriously impressive!!!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

+1 Cooldude.

mghFond13 Jan 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

Now that looks like an army!

wrgmr113 Jan 2019 1:55 p.m. PST

Wow! Looks awesome!

Leadjunky13 Jan 2019 2:40 p.m. PST

Very impressive collection.

Didn't know about a left handed swing. It does make tactical sense though.

Great job and I am sure a lot of hours of dedicated painting. Can't wait to see them posted in some battle reports.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 2:49 p.m. PST

Most impressive- a whole lot of painting!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 3:28 p.m. PST

Its always a relief to finish an army, I am sure you will get many hours of fun playing with them!

Lonkka1Actual13 Jan 2019 3:36 p.m. PST

Sheeet! That is a lot of Saxons!

EricThe Shed14 Jan 2019 12:22 a.m. PST

Thanks guys…the first battle wont be until the spring but looking forward to it already

Major Function14 Jan 2019 2:41 a.m. PST

Very impressive

Spooner614 Jan 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

That is impressive. You will have to post game pictures to show off both armies.

I agree with Aegisgc47, I enjoy seeing the big armies.


EricThe Shed14 Jan 2019 11:05 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys – for some strange reason I started building big armies about five years ago. Each year I try to add another to the list – so far Ihave done Crusades, English Civil Wars, Napoleonics & Colonial (sudan & zulus)…

I have worked out the optimum number of troops (28mm) I can field on each side is about 500-600 aside and then the table starts to become crowded.

Watch out on the blog for the next project (actiually there are two in the pipeline

Mkultra9914 Jan 2019 11:18 a.m. PST

crazy baby! What rules?

EricThe Shed14 Jan 2019 12:03 p.m. PST

at the moment we need to decide between Hail Caesar and To the Strongest – going to playtest both in the next few weeks to see which will work for the really big game

Louie N14 Jan 2019 7:20 p.m. PST

Awesome Congrats. So many beards!

Must Contain Minis14 Jan 2019 9:39 p.m. PST

What a nice looking army. Congratulations!

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