The last of my Anglo-Saxons

13 Apr
The last of my Anglo-Saxons

As announced in my last post, here are the final minis for my Anglo-Saxons. One more point of Warriors. Again Gripping Beast plastics with LBMS shield transfers done the same way as all the Anglo-Saxon Warriors before them… so not much to say about them.

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

Anglo-Saxon Thegns with swords

But that was not all I did to finish my Anglo-Saxons. As I said, I played them with a Religious Advisor Warlord. I had wanted to actually use the warlord base I had painted at the very beginning, but in case someone complained, that this was too combative (which no-one did) I needed a base that looked like it was… well religious enough and came across the set with the monks from Gripping Beast. I painted them up as Franciscan friars. Not sure why really, but thinking about medival monks, the first thing that came to my mind was “The name of the rose”, so that seemed fitting.

Medival Monks

Medival Monks

Medival Monks

Medival Monks

Medival Monks

Medival Monks

While I based them the same as I do all my Warlords, they could just as well serve as a marker for the “The Baggage” scenario of just act as extras on the battlefield. They were a fast paint job, but I really enjoyed them a lot.


17 responses to “The last of my Anglo-Saxons

  1. Michael Awdry

    April 13, 2016 at 17:41

    Really great job and those monks are pretty special too.

    • Burkhard

      April 13, 2016 at 21:39

      Thanks. Really love that set. The minis are quite simple, there is a great sublime interaction between them.

  2. peter

    April 13, 2016 at 18:12

    Excellent work! Like Michael I like those monks!


  3. R Rousell

    April 13, 2016 at 20:17

    Grest looking figures!

  4. Phil

    April 13, 2016 at 20:41

    Great details, fantastic job!

  5. The Kiwi

    April 15, 2016 at 05:06

    Awesome! Great looking painting.

  6. houseofqueeg

    April 16, 2016 at 01:06

    Very nice, especially like the way they’re photographed – very atmospheric!

    • Burkhard

      April 19, 2016 at 13:43

      Thank you!

      Was the first day with real fine weather, so I took them outside, shortly before dusk. As a result they got really atmospheric.

  7. Michael Peterson

    April 18, 2016 at 14:55

    They look splendid. The monks are especially impressive, especially that chap carrying a shoulder full of lumber.

    • Burkhard

      April 19, 2016 at 13:45

      Thank you. I have to admit, the monks painted really fast. But none the less I like them a lot as well!

  8. von Peter himself

    April 19, 2016 at 12:57

    The monks seem to be a hit and rightly so.

    It probably says a lot about me … but … I can’t help but wonder how much work it would be to turn the monks uplifted hand 180 degrees so that he was making a quite different sign. Not very monkish but there must’ve been some bad tempered monks out there! 😀

    von Peter himself

    • Burkhard

      April 19, 2016 at 13:48

      Thanks vP. As I said, I really like them as well!

      The conversion you mention would be really easy… cut the hand off at the sleeve and glue it on the other way round. Since the sleeve has a flat end this should work nicely. As you say, not too monkish, but it would be a nice touch for the era!

  9. Stefan

    May 3, 2016 at 13:52

    Very nice work on those!


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