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Korvessa10 Aug 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

I was searching TMP for info on Somerled and I came across an old post from you about a project you were working on several years ago.

I am interested in knowing how it turned out.

I have my own army I have been working on – on and off – and got motivated by the pics I saw. I particularly liked how that one unit had a mix of shield types. That looks like a good way do show a unit of mixed Norse & Gaels that would fit right in.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Aug 2021 7:57 p.m. PST

Old Glory has an entire Somerled range.

Russ Dunawsy

Prince Rupert of the Rhine10 Aug 2021 11:25 p.m. PST

Hi Korvessa,
wow that was about 9 years ago. I'd love to say it went well but sadly, like many of my projects, it went to the big lead pile in the sky. I think I managed three units and two command bases :(

My own take on it was that the Irish sea area, at the time, including the coast of Western and Northern Scotland, Isle of Mann the Scottish islands and Ireland was still much influenced by the Norse. From what I can tell Scandinavia was slightly behind Europe with military equipment and round shields continued in use much later than elsewhere in Europe. Also Ostmen Ireland liked to paint their shields Red.

I did find a couple of old pictures from the project

Korvessa11 Aug 2021 4:18 p.m. PST

That's a shame
Thanks for the photos & inspiration all the same

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