Well, complete in the sense I have finished painting 6 points worth. Now need some more Dane Axe huscarls, some more warriors and a couple of Heros. You know, just for variety!
Mighty Kyle faces me across the battleground. Face grimaced and ready for the fight ahead. This isn't going to be a battle-report though (mainly because I lost). Kyle used our unpainted Vikings to play Pagan Rus for the first time. Since neither of us have either played with or against this faction we agreed I would not review the battle board before the game. Yes, that was a mistake... My levy were basically out after the first turn after aquiring 4 fatigue due to some battle board shenanigans! No warlords were injured in the writing of this blog post and since we were playing Clash of Warlords it was therefore only a technical victory for the Rus ;-)
Anyway on to some photos of the star attraction, my completed Anglo Danes. Hmm, a banner would be a nice addition as well...
All shields supplied by Little Big Men of course...
The pond/marsh is a very nice eBay acquisition.
The warband includes my warlord with an eight strong unit of huscarls, two four man units of Dane Axe wielding huscarls, a unit of spear armed warriors and the just finished painted unit of levy slingers.
Warriors (Ceorls) are useful to place in front of hearthguard (huscarls), to take the initial charge before the better armed troops move in.
Levy can be surprisingly effective. I used them in a single unit of 12 today, but have had success deploying them in two units of six.
Here the levy are taking refuge behind some rocky ground, with the warlord standing between the huscarls.
The Anglo Danes like to use terrain to slow the advance of their enemy! Didn't help me in this game though...