Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Battle of Hastings Demo; Huscarl Base I (Unit I)

Since I got the Christmas Painting done it's set me into a bit of a frenzy getting the miniatures painted up for the Hastings Demo at Salute this year. Not long to go now!!

I've got the first base Huscarls finished; these will be the front rank of the four bases of Ceorls I have already done. It's going to be a race to the finish getting the armies painted but I have time on my side (only just!) and about 40 or so Norman Milites already painted.

The miniatures I have used in all my Huscarl bases are a mix of Gripping Beast (OOP), Gripping Beast (Soapy Sculpts), Gripping Beast (Patten Sculpts), Saxon Miniatures and Footsore Miniatures. There may well be some Crusader Early Medieval (oh, go on, I'll say it for you, "Dark Ages" )stuff added to this lot too.  I've been collecting early Medieval miniatures for well over fifteen years so I have quite a pool to choose from!

Without further ado, here's the first Huscarl Base for the First Unit (man, it sounds like I've got a long way to go when I say that out loud!):

I'll hopefully have another base ready tomorrow at some point (fingers firmly crossed!!)

Bye for now.


  1. "Don't worry, it's one of ours!"
    Harold's last quip at Hastings.

    Top shelf stuff, Darren!

  2. That is a very cool result, Darrell!

  3. Lovely stuff.......just how many figures do you need to complete ? Ok don't answer that just keep going. Good luck

  4. Fabulous stuff. I'm sure the finished project will be magnificant

  5. Great dynamic vignette! It really captures the feel of the thing for as much as I can surmise it to have been.

  6. Superb stuff there Darrell!

  7. Thanks guys, there are a couple more to come this week (*if* I get them done to a finish that I'm happy with) :)