28mm Dark Ages Gallery
Here, soon, I will be featuring all of my Dark Age DBA armies - as well as a number of individual figures in my collection for skirmishing, etc. Check back after the end of February, I should have every thing completed by then!
For now, let's start with the Welsh
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
This is a Welsh 580-1099 DBA Army (III/19a).
Here’s how the army breaks down:
General options; Warband or Cavalry
9x Warband – the bulk of the army
2x Psiloi - for skirmishing and harassing.
This is my Army Marker for the the Welsh DBA army (for marking the movements of the armies on the campaign map).
The figures are a mix of Old Gloryand Gripping Beast (with a couple of Warlord Games Celtic Women Warriors thrown in for fun – can you spot them?)
I actually painted up an extra “warband” and an extra psiloi (not pictured here) – this is to cover parts of the later lists (III/19b and III/19c Welsh 1100–1420 – South and North, respectively). I also have a PILE of archers to paint up as the III/19b (South) list has 8 stands of Long Bow. Also I’ve done all these "warbands" with spears as the III/19c (North) list no longer has Warband but 8 Spear (with the option of three more – or three bow, or three psiloi).
Now I don’t really have any feudal/medieval opponents of these later options, and, honestly, would the welsh of 1420 still have been carrying round shields with celtic devices…? I don’t know… I just happen to HAVE all the archer figures – which is what got me thinking I could do all three… someday...
This is a Pre-Feudal Scots DBA Army 846-1051AD (III/45a). The only difference between this and the III/45b list, which covers the same from 1052-1124, is the Warband General option is dropped and a Knight General option is added - so in a pinch I could conceivably use this as both - though ideally I'd like to get a specific "Knight" element for the latter option (probably with the General and attendants wearing a bit more chainmail!)
Here's how the army breaks down:
Finally two elements of Psiloi (light skirmishers)
this is the ARmy Marker for the Pre-Feudal Scots (for marking where the Field Army is in a Campaign)
All these figures are from Old Glory or Gripping Beast.
This force is meant to be fielded as wither Middle Anglo-Saxons (III/24b 701-1014AD) or Anglo-Danish (III/71 1014-1075). There is very little difference between the two.
Most of these figures are from Old Glory and Gripping Beast, and there are a handful from Black Tree Design as well as a few I modeled and cast myself.
I have the beginnings of a SECOND English army – the Blade and Psiloi elements and a four Spear elements made up of those home-cast figures I used for the Horde in this army. At some point I thought I’d model a new generic Dark Age spearman – with a bigger shield (or separate shield)! Then I’ll finish up the second army. Heck, I could even do a third… or fourth… but that might be a bit Silly!
Normans, West Franks, Vikings, and Irish!