Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Victrix: New Plastic Early Saxon Warriors Preview

Victrix: Early Saxon Warriors! Here we have some renders of the Early Saxons we have been working on. These show the warriors on the main frame, this will be followed by a command frame and an armoured warriors set. These represent the Early Saxons, Jutes, Angles and Danes (all grouped together under the title Saxon) that invaded Britain (or possibly this was more of a migration) during the 4th to 6th centuries.

As well as fighting the Late Romans they were also hired by the Romans fighting as mercenaries and they fought the Romano British for dominance for hundreds of years, forcing the original inhabitants of Britain West and North. Early Saxons tended to use a smaller round shield for parrying and punching with. They would deliver a charge, hurling javelins as they ran towards the enemy and closed with spear, sword, axe or Seax. Shield wall tactics came in later. These figures can easily be used as other Dark age Germanic warriors and even be mixed with later Saxons and Vikings. Figures from the Late Romans sets would not look out of place alongside these in a warband. All adding massive amounts of variety to our ever expanding Dark age range.

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