To no-one's great surprise I'm sure (and why change a winning formula?), these are Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors, with West Wind heads. This has given me a nice range of poses, with enough variation to make the men look like they are a Dark Age warband, not a nineteenth century army.
All round defence - cunningly showing the backs of the minis!
I toyed with the idea of modelling spare hand weapons on these - swords or axes would have been appropriate according to my sources - but decided I would rather have the men on the table.
Bedwyr arrives to take charge...
I gave the shields a fairly good coat of white paint, although the slight unevenness and occassional brush mark serve to suggest whitewash applied with a fairly coarse brush. The shield decals are home-made, from a batch I prepared for the elite troops. A gentle drybrush helped to blend the decal with the background.
Drawn up in shield wall to defend the church - a tough nut to crack!
The more observant reader might notice there are actually fourteen minis here, rather than twelve. The pack provides enough figures to make eighteen levy, twelve warriors, four missile troops - and six spares. Two of the six are here, and represent the first pair of invidual reinforcements (as opposed separate reinforcement groups) as described in the Dux Brit raid or battle victory tables. So should I fancy a campaign (and be successful!) I'm getting ahead of the game.
Merry meet again!