Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The King's Psychopathic Peacocks

The people who are using the kit of this quality are, it is Kevin Lee, he he came up with the memorable phrase that they're, what you see here are the psychopathic peacocks around the king and I can't think of a better description [] these are the serious, professional killers who the king wants on his side, close to him as his personal warrior band so he rewards them, they’re the people who have all this kit, the fact I have all this kit immediately says: ‘I am a high-status, serious warrior’ and it expresses their status and how dangerous they are. It’s the second you see somebody with this kit, you know who you’re dealing with

-David Symons on The British History Podcast, Episode 71 (used with permission)

Before I get to today's blog, if you don't listen to the British History Podcast and you're reading this, you should. Because you wouldn't be reading this if you didn't have some interest in the British History and it's a great show. 

I've finished up my Hearthguard for my Saga Anglo-Danes. I also converted the bannerman that came with Footsore's Athelstan into a personal champion. Although I'm thinking I may convert up a special 40mm base so I can use him as my general without taking a banner bearer. I say converted, but really, I just used a plastic axe from the Warlord Viking sprues. I'm not going to go through the painting steps since it's pretty much the same as I've been using. But I do want to give a shout out to Lead Bear's Tufts which I've used on these models. They're excellent and come in a wide range of colors. 

I was originally going to turn this into two blog posts, one for the regular hearthguard and one for the dane axe armed hearth guard. Unfortunately, Footsore doesn't make Anglo-Saxons with dane axes. So I picked up some from Warlord after they purchased the Saxon range of Dark Ages models. And those models are terrible. I had heard good things about Saxon's models so I don't know if this is due to Warlord's terrible castings or lower standards in models by the people who made the recommendations. So, in other words, I hated to show off some terrible models without some good models to show with them!

The one and only photo of these guys you're going to get!

The Footsore Hearthguard, on the other hand, are great. I love these models!


  1. These guys are great!

    Your Dark Ages collection must be quite sizable by now, eh?

    1. It's getting there. I've got another 8 Saxons and a priest dinn as well. Gotta get started on some Vikings though!

  2. looking good...And I'm also enjoying the BHP on your recommendation.