Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Saxons to battle!

Bernicia saxons get ready for the fight!

 their shadows fall upon the enemies from Deira

 The thunder of the shieldwall as they come together

The fallen are dispatched

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Saxons for Dux Bellorum

I started off figure gaming with an anglo danish army, inspired by MacBeth and the army and chose to do Siward Earl of Northumbria and his army of 1054.  However I was then led into the history of Deira and Bernicia.  this is the earlier army of Bernicia  a kingdom  in it's time stretching into lowland Scotland.  co incidentally the heraldic colours associated with Bernicia match those of Motherwell FC.    hopefully they will soon be fighting!