Sunday, March 17, 2013

Swedish Crusaders and Baltic Heathens

Here are the promised groupe pictures of my Swedish Crusaders and my Baltic Heathen warbands.

First we have a bunch of pictures of the heros of this story, The Swedish Crusaders;)


Crusader Knights with leadership of Bishop Thomas of Åbo and the Swedish Jarl Birger of the House of Bjelbo


No Swedish Crusade would last without the Ledung Soldiers, fighting in Shieldwall formation with integrated Archers and Crossbowmen, and under firm command of dissmounted knights.


The last picture are of the storys badguys, the Baltic Heathens, hardened by climate and continuously fighting these warriors will put up a real fight...unfortunally not so far on the games we played...but they will...put up a real fight...


It feels realy good to have worked through this project and be able to start some real Baltic Crusade wargaming.

Now I will also finish of the Muskets & Tomahawks interlude by finishing the rest of my Mohawk warparty...to be realy honest I actually painted them at the same time as the Baltic minis, just have some basing left and that is quite good as I and Jonas will have our first game of Muskets & Tomahawks tomorrow evening...

After the Mohawks I have a new exciting project in the pipeline...more about that later... ;)


31 comments:

  1. Well done, 2 great looking armies!

    Steve

    Oh, I have a new blog, here - http://stevenkelly1.blogspot.com/

    I thought id let you know, as I deleted my old one.
    Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve !

      Your new blog look very nice !, Welcome to blogspot:) I have now updated my bloglist !

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  2. Two stunning looking forces Michael! Great work. Congratulations on finishing the project. I'm verk much looking forward to get some more gaming with them.

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    1. Thanks Jonas !

      You have no choise, you MUST game with them:)

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  3. Impressive army!
    colourful!
    beautiful!

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  4. Stunning! Looking forward to your next project. Im a bit jealous as I still have my crusaders to do.

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    1. Thank you matey !

      Crusaders to do...I was hoping for a Early Medieval Swedish army based on the Guillou books like Battle at Lena 1208 or Battle at Gestilren 1210... But I suppouse you will get more info in English about the Holy Land parts of the books;) Looking forward to that project of yours !!!

      I´ll be sure to tell more about my new project in a week or two...

      Best regards Michael

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  5. Impressive as usual, the painting and the bases!!

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  6. Realy nice. I just love these groupe pictures, allways nicer to see them in mass.

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  7. Looking fantastic! Let me know how they get on with the revised rules....

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    1. Thanks Dan !

      We shall soon find out;)

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  8. Fantastic, Michael! The armies look great, and I see the movement trays work just fine... The snow is really a nice touch, too. I'll have to try that sometimes. What do you use for snow, say? Best regards, Tobi

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    1. Appreciated comment !

      The warbases trays are realy greate.

      My snow are ordinary Games Workshop snow.

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  9. Fantastic army, really impressive!
    Phil.

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  10. Congratulations, these two armies are so great !

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  11. It's been great to follow along on this project with you. Some really nice units. I look forward to reading more battle reports from the Baltic Crusade campaign.

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    1. Appreciate that you managed to hang on the whole way Sean:)

      One more Lion Rampant AAR are in progress, and ther will be more as Dan changed the rules some in the last draft...

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  12. Such beautiful color and pageantry for the forces of good! Such dark colors for the forces of evil.
    I too am looking forward to seeing your AARs with these fellows.

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    1. Thanks Monty, Iit seems like my plan to difference the forces by color worked fine, wanted the Heros to stand out and the Heathens, that was inspired by the "Tjuder" in the film Vägvisare/Pathfinder 1987, to look dark and grim, I hope they didn´t get to uniform...

      trailer for the film:
      http://youtu.be/5BBn-7H2kEk

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  13. Two great looking armys there Michael.

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  14. Well done! Always lovely to see armies down to the last tufts! Hope your Baltic Heathens learn how to put up a decent fight! ;)

    Cheers John

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    1. Thanks John !

      I to hope they do, but as Dan have altered the rules they might be able to put up a fight, next game will show...

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  15. They look great all together like that.
    Looking forward to that next project!
    /Mattias

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    1. Appreciated matey !

      Im sure you are looking forward to the next project, especially as you are one out of three that knows about it at the moment;)

      I might have to arrange a poll or a guessing contest...

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  16. Two impressive armies - well done my friend :-)

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