Warlord Games: Vikings

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I don’t think these guys are from Minnesota…

They are from Warlord Games though. Introducing the vikings–first of their upcoming Saxon Miniatures Dark Ages range–these are a bunch of historical minis with all the armor and equipment you might expect to see on a bunch of actual vikings. So no horned helms. Just axes, seaxes, dane axes, and swords.

via Warlord Games

Sailing to the shores of many countries these fearsome Raiders are ready to battle their way to Valhalla!


Warlord Games is delighted to announce that we can bring you the first of the Saxon Miniatures Dark Ages range from History Maker!

VIKING RAIDING PARTY

From the end of the eighth century AD, Vikings originating from Scandinavia regularly appeared in Great Britain and on the European mainland on raiding expeditions in their Longships. This complete set gives you everything you will need to begin your raids as a perspective Earl. The 38.5 cm long, 24cm tall plastic ship itself comes with fantastic engraved detail and, perhaps most importantly of all, a comprehensive set of decals for all 64 shields and the sail.

Contains:

  • Viking Berserkers
  • Viking Archers
  • Viking Hearthguards
  • Bareheaded Viking Bondi A
  • Bareheaded Viking Bondi B
  • Viking Bondi A
  • Viking Bondi B
  • Viking Plastic Ship

If you just need to add a particular set to your collection then here are the first individual packs available now:

VIKING HEARTHGUARDS

Contains:

  • 4 metal Viking Hearthguards

VIKING BERSERKERS

Contains:

  • 4 metal Viking Berserkers

VIKING ARCHERS

Contains:

  • 12 metal Viking Archers

BAREHEADED VIKING BONDI A

Contains:

  • 8 metal Viking Bondi with Bareheads

BAREHEADED VIKING BONDI B

Contains:

  • 8 different metal Viking Bondi with Bareheads

VIKING BONDI A

Contains:

  • 8 metal Viking Bondi

VIKING BONDI B

Contains:

  • 8 different metal Viking Bondi

 

The Viking fighting ships of around 65 feet in length had a bow at both ends, enabling them to beach and/or launch in either direction. The shallow draught of only 5 feet also gave the Vikings the option of sailing or rowing up inland waterways and rivers, allowing them to raid areas deep in the hinterland. With these fast (a speed of 20 knots) and very manoeuvrable fighting ships also known as “Dragon Boats”, the Vikings ventured as far away as Turkey, Greenland and even North America, as excavations at settlements have proven.

SOUND THE HORNS!

Raiding the shores in battles such as Brunanberg, Clontarf, Ethandun, and Maldon (Essex 991AD). How better to bring your Vikings ashore in style, than in your own long ship!

Viking Ships

Led by the Viking Harald Steptoesson aboard his mighty long ship, the Hirdmen charge into victorious battle!

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Harald Steptoesson

You’ll find Harald gracing the cover of our Hail Caesar Army Lists book, this superbly sculpted Viking was named following a competition to suggest his title. You’ll find the full list for your Norse raiders in Hail Ceasar Army Lists – Late Antiquity to Early Medieval, but be careful – that axe is sharp…

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Warlord Games design, manufacture & distribute Historical wargames & hobby products. Our award-winning Bolt Action game covers WWII. Hail Caesar allows games from 3000BC to the Crusades in 1100AD. Pike & Shotte covers the Thirty years War & English Civil Wars primarily. Black Powder covers the American Civil War, Anglo-Zulu War and the Napoleonic War amongst others. We also have Judge Dredd and are developing Rick Priestley’s latest Sci-fi game, Beyond the Gates of Antares.

  • Another great game… that I can’t find anyone around me that will play.

    • euansmith

      And they will be compatible with SAGA too; in fact I thought this was a 6pt SAGA army until I noticed the Hail Ceasar logo.

      • af

        Yup. SAGA is a great game, and these minis look suitable for it.

  • Wolf-Assassin

    Thats the same viking ship that beast of war use, Revell makes them.

  • Ve Ly Pè

    What can´t be missed in a historical wargame: A near mythical warrior, which no knows if he really existed… 😛

    • euansmith

      “‘Aaaarald!”

  • disqus_HUXMdKxsPG

    Cool minis but like gripping beast ones better