Late Saxon -Anglo-Danish - Huscarls in 28mm scale...
...a new release from Victrix
After over 50 years as a modeller, I have to admit to having got really absorbed into these 28mm figures from Victrix. One of their latest sets features these Late Saxon Anglo-Danish Huscarls.
The pack is full of the grey plastic sprues which will give you 36 complete figures pus a good selection of left over spare parts. There are 2 large sprues for the Command figures, each of which hold 6 figures along with a selection of alternative head and arm combinations. One of these is in a Monk's habit, and instantly my favourite. So, a total of 12 Command Figures. Then the basic warriors come with four figures on a smaller sprue, though there are 6 of these sprues, again with head and arm options. So a total of 36 figures in the pack. As well as the Monk, the remainder are all nicely done, and I particularly like the variation of facial expressions on the different heads. There are circular shields, of different sizes, and some different size Kite shaped shields as well. The weapons options include swords, clubs, spears, javelins and axes. The number of options allow for a good mix among the 36 figures, so each one can be unique in its' own way.
Easy enough to assemble. There are mould seams which need to be removed on the figure bodies when you take them off the sprues, but that isn't a difficult task. Now they just need some paint...
Thanks to Victrix for my sample.