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Offline Dice Roller

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Saxon Warlord
« on: May 09, 2024, 07:28:32 PM »
Anyone know who does a 28mm Saxon in the Sutton Hoo/Raedwald armour?
I know Footsore do one.
Anyone else?

Offline Rickf

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2024, 07:40:54 PM »
Gripping Beast do one.

Offline WorkShy

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2024, 07:52:16 PM »
What about a sprue of Victrix Early Saxon Armoured Infantry? That has a Sutton Hoo helm as an option. You'd have 6 bodies to choose from. Even give him a bodyguard.

https://thesprueshop.co.uk/ols/products/early-saxon-unarmoured-warrior-sprue-rly-sxn-nrm-wrr3
https://www.victrixlimited.com/products/early-saxon-armoured-warriors?variant=41361173872739


Offline Ogrob

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2024, 07:59:41 PM »
As above, couple of nice options on the Victrix sprue that read as more than just regular soldiers. Here's a commander and banner I built for example.


Offline WorkShy

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2024, 09:24:07 AM »
In metal, Warlord games have a Saxon warlord pack (sculpted by Colin Patten when he was running Saxon Miniatures)
https://store.warlordgames.com/products/saxon-warlords

First corps have a warlord and standard bearer with a Sutton Hoo type helm
https://1stcorps.co.uk/product/chieftan-and-standard-on-foot/
https://1stcorps.co.uk/product/es01-mounted-saxon-chieftan-standard-bearer/

I have all of these and if you want metal these are perfectly decent. For me though, the new Victrix plastic ones make them somewhat obsolete.

Offline Dice Roller

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2024, 12:58:24 PM »
We have a winner.
That Warlord one is spot on!

I always though GB did one but I couldn't find it. Mind you, am I the only that finds their new(ish) website much harder to find stuff than the old one? I'm sure they don't want to hear that because I dare say they spent a bit of money on a new website but I just find it a lot more frustrating and long-winded to navigate than the old one. Probably just me.

Offline DalyDR

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2024, 03:20:42 PM »

Offline NTM

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2024, 07:48:56 PM »
Here's my take on the WG model



And no you're not the only one that struggles with the Gripping Beast website

Seems most manufacturers that offer the period have a figure and we can add Westwind to the list

https://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=192_69_144&product_id=816
« Last Edit: May 10, 2024, 07:52:49 PM by NTM »

Offline Atheling

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2024, 01:07:46 PM »
I paint up the odd "Arthurian" miniature from time to time; Gripping Beast does the miniature on the right.....

« Last Edit: May 12, 2024, 01:49:12 PM by Atheling »

Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2024, 07:25:10 AM »
Gripping Beast do a mounted version too

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2024, 08:18:40 AM »
Take a look at Medbury Miniatures' Vendels. Graham Green entered a painted unit of them at Salute. I believe that some of them may be available in metal, but you would need to check that out. 
« Last Edit: May 15, 2024, 08:24:33 AM by Paul Richardson »

Offline Ten Fingered Jack

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2024, 11:55:38 AM »
I found the Warlord/Saxon Miniatures figure to be flat. Looks ok from the front but is thin from the side.

Offline WorkShy

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2024, 02:11:01 PM »
I found the Warlord/Saxon Miniatures figure to be flat. Looks ok from the front but is thin from the side.
Agree with that. Bit more 2D than ideal. Of course, it might be that's he's been spending so much time pillaging those Romano-British types, he's had no time to spend in the mead hall. Either way, I wish I had a stomach as flat ...

Offline Atheling

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2024, 07:33:08 PM »
I found the Warlord/Saxon Miniatures figure to be flat. Looks ok from the front but is thin from the side.

Funny that, it's almost like people. ;) :P

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Saxon Warlord
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2024, 08:04:56 PM »
I no longer look thin from the side. Or any other angle, if I’m honest.

 

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