Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Last of the Vikings
Eli had joked with me, even my non-gamer wife was incredulous, but yes, this is the last of Project Viking! Now I know what you're saying, "Seriously? You're a gamer, how can you be done DONE?" Well, you've all seen my immediate queue, that's not going anywhere. Plus that queue doesn't include the recently built Deathwatch, or the incredibly massive, jaw-dropping huge Flames of War army that is en route as we speak! So yeah, I think it's safe to say I'm done painting Vikings, at least for a good, long while. Forty should suffice.
Byrnjolf, the all-father
This one is my mythically huge, non-historical helmet-wearing über Viking. We use Pig Wars, but with just that 'touch of epic' I've mentioned, so his size and brawn won't be exactly out of place on the tabletop. I love the figure, just not happy with my color selection.
Baldur the Brave
You may know this guy as Felix, but I'm going to call him Baldur the Brave, Wearer of the Golden Codpiece. I was doing the usual, rooting around a bits box and found this guy, partially primed, and wanting to get on the tabletop. The addition of a plastic shield and he is good to go. It's a fun model, and with the clean-shaven (but scarred) face, and the cool sword with the dragon pommel (heirloom weapon anyone?) he really stands apart from the rest.
Hæfnir the Swift
My unobtrusive standard bearer was a late-minute addition. In Pig Wars a standard bearer is pretty much compulsory, but I didn't have one handy. This guy is a basic spearman, which I glued on a low-res printout of a banner. He should be able to get the job done.
Torsten, the White Wolf
You know how I track the yearly totals up in the top right? Well you'll see I've only bought one figure in 2010 (so far), and you're looking at him. I just liked him, I think it was the large fur cloak he had, or maybe the padded armor. Anyway, I bought him off Bob for less than a buck, which was money well spent! He'll be the leader of my peasants and farmers.