Since it is not completely unlikely, that we also play some games of SAGA at my place, I decided to do some terrain for it was well. Now I bought these resin pieces a couple of years ago from Warlord Games from my ancient Celts, but I think these would be just as suitable for the dark ages. I just checked and these are no longer available. A bit of a shame. While they were not the best pieces, they were dead cheap and offered good value for money. The minis shown for scale are Celtic women from Warlord Games, painted by my better half.
So this is the village as a whole. Two small round huts (I left the roofs off these so they can be stacked inside one another), a grain storage, a large roundhouse, a longhouse and some odds and ends. I think they cost less than 40 GBP, which I feel was a good price.
The longhouse was the first piece to require some extra effort. The wooden supports for the roof above the entrance and the handrails were missing on the original model. I felt the roof needed these supports so I build them from real wood. Otherwise it was a bit of a pain in the behind mating the roof with the rest since it would either just sit at an angle or there would be huge gaps. In the end it worked out with a minor angle.
This one came in three parts… the building itself, the main roof and the small roof above the entrance. These pieces came sanded, but the had sanded off so much that there was a very visible gap between the two roofs. So I sculped some new roofing using Milliput Grey. Worked out fine in my humble opinion.
Not much to say about these. Just some air bubbles to fill and these were good to be painted.
The grain storage. Again not the best of fits, but it worked out. My better half gave me the idea yesterday, that I should add some bushels of straw to the inside. So before the first game with them, I shall glue some pigs hair inside.
These are the odds and ends. I think they were not part of the original offer, but Warlord tossed them in for free, but I might be mistaken. Anyway, they are a nice selection. There are clay pots of all shapes and sizes, a small beehive, fireplace, a stone oven, three clay ovens and a millstone. I have decided not to glue them onto the base of the longhouse or even base them at all. Most of them could be useful up to more modern times, so I do not want to restrict myself there.
I will have to add some more Viking-like buildings in due time and some wattle fancing. I will probably buy some of the later from Renedra at Crisis (Antwerp) in the winter, but for now this will have to do.