Monday, April 6, 2020

Vikings II

More norsemen off the desk last night to add to the growing raiding party. In our part of Pays de la Loire the vikings main targets were monasteries, linen, leather production and trading centers, they used the tributaries of Mayenne and Sarthe to raid and pillage up to Entrammes and Le Mans. Taking advantage of the continual infighting among the Frankish lords and using Breton alliances to control some of the region for 30 years.













Sunday, April 5, 2020

Anjou-Maine Dark age infantry III

Anjou-Maine dark age infantry, miniatures are plastic gripping beast, ready to repel the Viking or Breton invaders!

Figures are gripping beast plastics with Victrix plumes, a mix of hand painted, war flag and LBM transfers, with additional dry brushing.

Cheers
Matt

Vikings!!! In the Loire

Vikings, striking terror in the Loire and Brittany!

The first raid in the Carolingian empire was on the monastery of the coast of Nantes in Pays de la Loire (Nuestria) on the Île de Noirmoutier in 799 in the bay of Biscay. The northmen finally departed the Loire and Brittany in 1076. Noirmoutier monastery became the most regularly raided monastery in France and a major base for Viking raids of Neustria and Armorica (Loire, Brittany, Normandy and Aquitaine.)

I have been painting the lovely V& V Vikings on and off for the last two weeks while I prepare our Vikings in the Loire tour information and battlefield Wargame and tour release for 2020.

These figures will be for the skirmish raids that made up most of the fighting locally, as they tended to raid Monasteries, trading centres, salt and Linen production  centres along the Brittany, Pays de  la Loire, Normandy and Aquitaine coasts and up the large rivers and tributaries. Lots more coming this weekend.




















Cheers
Matt

Friday, April 3, 2020

Republican Roman Impetus markers

Completed some more markers this week, done them on the side while I was doing some transfers for some dark age figures. Again left over shields from first corps plus some first corps markers which are quite nice helmets shields and swords plus one with a stump. Again markers for impetus.



Cheers
Matt