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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2023 7:41 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

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

Thanks in advance,


Daniel Pickering24 Nov 2023 10:20 a.m. PST

Look at Gripping Beast's selection of boats. They have some dark age crafts…irish and pict raiding and commerce boats I think…along with of course the viking long ships which of course are much later than the 5th century

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2023 10:27 a.m. PST

@Daniel Pickering

Yes I saw that, but these boats have nothing to do with the drakkar, it's not possible that it didn't exist or doesn't yet exist…

advocate24 Nov 2023 1:47 p.m. PST

Can you give us a picture of what they would look like?

HMS Exeter24 Nov 2023 5:17 p.m. PST

I think the Gripping Beast Small Sailing Vessel would be pretty spot on. At 20cm its about 80 feet in scale length. The Saxon Sutton Hoo ship was configured similarly and measured 90 feet.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2023 12:05 a.m. PST


Yes, this illustration represents a replica of the Sutton Hoo boat on a 1/2 scale.

@HMS Exeter

Yes I saw that, but these saxon boats have nothing to do with the drakkar.


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It is impossible that no factory has thought of making them !

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2023 8:33 a.m. PST

I'm fairly certain that no one makes such a vessel. You may have to scratch-build one. A OOP book you may want is Dark Ages Naval Power by John Haywood. He covers the various roots of the rise of Northern European naval technology and concludes with the Vikings.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2023 2:11 a.m. PST


"I'm fairly certain that no one makes such a vessel". Not me, I continue to look for such a model for 25mm figures.

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