Friday, March 15, 2013

Swedish Crusader Knights

The last? minis for my Baltic Crusader Project are these 5 Swedish Knights.

The Banner are for the House of Bjälbo also known as the House of Folkung as the leader for my Swedish Crusaders will be Jarl Birger Magnusson from the House of  Bjälbo.

Here are some pictures of the Jarl and his retinue.


All minis from Curteys Miniatures.






YES ! There will be group pictures of the Crusaders AND the Heathens :)

EDIT 2013-03-16, Seems like Gripping Beast at last will release their plastic Unarmourd Dark Age Warriors at Salute this year, it have been a long wait...

From the back of the box: 

"Inside you will find parts to assemble 40 finely-detailed Dark Age Warriors. Each Warrior can be armed with a spear, but for extra flexibility the set also contains additional parts for you to make up to 8 of these warriors with swords, up to 8 with hand axes, up to 32 with slings or up to 16 with javelins. The box also contains extra parts to create horn-blowers and plastic bases for all your figures."




17 comments:

  1. Very nice. Your flags are fantastic!

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  2. Another great unit! Flags and colours are impressive!
    Phil.

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  3. Great stuff as always :-)especialy your banners are eimpressive.
    Jarl Birger Magnusson of the Folkungers... I love the books too and was considering building a Impetus Army based on the books though you've been faster.

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    1. Thanks Matey !

      Would love to see you paint a medieval Swedish army !

      Yes the Arn books are good even not truly historical, but he writhes so you can´t be sure of what is fiction and what is fackts.

      I suppouse you have seen the films based on the books to?

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    2. To be honest I didn't even know there are any Films based on the books.
      Maybe you'll See some crusaders by me. Given fireforge are releasing their New plastics soon.

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    3. The films are ok there are two of them based on the 3 first books.

      film 1: Arn: Tempelriddaren http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837106/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

      Film 2: Arn: Riket vid vägens slut
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0950739/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

      If you would be interested I might be able to get hold of them for about €6 each at the my local grosary shop, will check if they have any text that work for you, English and German I suppouse?

      Looking forward to your crusader project !

      Best regards Michael

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  4. They are beautiful!!
    I like the flags too, but what do you use for them?
    they seem to be tissue.

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    1. Thanks Sam !

      I make my flags out of Linen fabric/tissue.

      Best regards Michael

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  5. Again, wonderful work. Very nice.

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  6. Looking good, nice and colourful heraldry.

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  7. Thank you very much !

    Best regards Michael

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  8. Stunning looking Swedish Knights Michael.
    Great work again :)

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  9. Your colors, basing and scratch heraldry...all so wonderful! And your shields and banners are second to none.

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  10. They really look very nice and again those flags really stand out!

    Christopher

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  11. A truly impressive looking unit and a worthy finale to this project. I'm looking forward to seeing them on the gamling table.

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