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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2023 5:28 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

Which manufactory sells 5th century Saxon ships for 25mm saxon figures?

Thanks in advance,


HMS Exeter15 Apr 2023 10:00 p.m. PST

I'm not sure anyone does. My quick and dirty Google search suggests using a Viking ship without the exaggerated stem and stern posts would be a fair approximation.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2023 11:15 p.m. PST

I thought about it but they are too big, the Saxon boats of that time had 50 rowers.

So the currachs were found on the market – these light boats from the west coast of Ireland covered with greased ox skins, which, larger, had to support one or two masts and sails,they would have been used in particular, weighted with a large stone, to transport the Irish evangelizing monks to Europe in the 5th and 6th centuries, in particular to Armorica, which has since become Brittany, from where the legends of the Breton saints come of Ireland and Great Britain on their stone ships – but did not find the Saxon ships?

Dagwood17 Apr 2023 2:39 a.m. PST

They left some buried in Sutton Hoo …

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2023 11:14 p.m. PST

Yes, but not in reduced models.

Daniel Pickering13 Jul 2023 1:55 p.m. PST

Gripping beast make some nice dark age boats.
even one they call a currach ! …in 25-28 mm

Daniel Pickering18 Jul 2023 9:19 a.m. PST

sorry, my bad…Gripping Beast doesn't call this boat a cuurrach but
it is an irish type boat from the dark ages. It could suffice

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