Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Huginn and Muninn, where are you both?

And so a sliver of sly Odin's wisdom has helped me enter realm of Blog.

SO what are we doing here and where will this Long Boat of a Blog take us?

Well, hopefully we'll explore those times that are commonly referred to as the Dark Ages, but to me they are a colourful blaze of activity.

Viking traders, raiders, explorers, Frankish feudal tyrants, Byzantine's wealth and intrigue, a Spain split between Visigoths and the Moors, everywhere tribes and peoples still not shackled by nationhood, a Church carving chunks of Pagan faith away, much adventure, new smells, foreign sights, and no doubt a big bucketload of despair too. I love this time!

Some of the books that inspire this devotion:

The Last English King by Julian Rathbone
The Oathsworn Series by Robert Low
The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell
1066: The year of three battles by F J McLynn



Much more to come, but first some pictures of my growing 28mm warband. For miniature wargamers, it is based for Impetus.

Vik Oathsworn get down to business
Horse flesh and steel

Roberto Red Sword, his horsemen, and Berber dogs of war
Red Sword


  1. What's better than masses of cavalry roaming the battlefield!

  2. Lovely figs - by Odin, we want more!!!