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Atheling07 May 2022 6:31 a.m. PST

For more pictures of the miniatures from various angles please hop on over to my Just Add Water blog here:

It took more time than I would have liked to complete this batch (the old Black Dog persisting) but here's the second rank of the Select Fyrd to go with fifth Anglo Danish unit.

This army has been a bit of a labour of love. It must be way over a year, perhaps two since I started to put the thing together! Anglo Danes are an army that I have always wanted to put together with the requisite attention they deserves. It took more time than I would have liked but here's the second rank of the Select Fyrd to go with fifth Anglo Danish unit- the first two ranks of Huscarls can be seen HERE and HERE

Anglo Danes are an army I have long wanted to put on the table going back to when I first faced off against John Glass's (RIP) Anglo Saxons in the heady days of Warhammer Ancient Battles at the Edinburgh club SESWC. Also many a game played at Warhammer World in the 1066 and All That Warhammer Ancient Battles campaign weekend, in particular Big Jim's Mercians, an army that gobbled up my Normans in short shrift! Great days that will always be remembered.

I have six more Select Fyrd mini's to finish n from the six miniatures here before I can start messing around with the composition of the unit. I have tried to make it so that my Anglo Danish units in particular look like they are fighting in a Shieldwall with a nod to some of much of the battle the imagery on the Bayeux Tapestry.

The keen eyed among you you will notice that there is a right old mix of manufacturers. Some very out of production Gripping Beast models going back to when Duncan and Colin were sculpting in Milliput, Gripping Beast models from the early 2000's, and more recent Soapy sculpts also from Gripping Beast. Added to these are Matthew Bickley and Bill Thornhill sculpts from Footsore Miniatures, Colin Patten sculpts from Saxon Miniatures (now sold by Warlord for £18.00 GBP a pack I have been told!!). There is also a solid nod to Dave Andrews Anglo Danes as featured in the Warhammer Ancient Battles supplement, Shieldwall seen below.

advocate07 May 2022 12:14 p.m. PST

I love your painting. It's so far beyond mine that I don't even have to be intimidated by it (think premiere league and pub side). I just enjoy it for the work of art it is.

Legionarius07 May 2022 6:29 p.m. PST

Work of art indeed. I second Advocate's judgment. Beautiful figures. Love the subtle color and shading. They look lifelike. This is why we love miniatures.
Cheers! Keep them coming!

Perris070707 May 2022 6:38 p.m. PST

You are gifted!

Atheling09 May 2022 7:09 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the very encouraging words. Appreciated peeps :)

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Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2022 8:54 a.m. PST

You definitly know how to handle a paint brush, beautiful work!

Atheling12 May 2022 7:17 a.m. PST

Thank you for the kind words Oldbob.

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colin knight27 May 2022 7:40 a.m. PST

Beautiful lighting and colours.

Borderguy19001 Jun 2022 9:09 a.m. PST

Lovely models. The paint is so smooth and well done. Nice work!

Atheling01 Jun 2022 11:40 p.m. PST

Thanks Borderguy and Colin. (And everyone else who has commented)

Appreciated guys :)

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