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#1 Ernust

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

Hello!
Since I want to create an army of dwarf-style "Vikings of the North", I would like to have your advice on which dwarfs can go better between these two hypotheses:

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GAMES WORKSHOP
heads of dwarf crossbowmen:

with bodies of dwarf warriors:


or

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MIRLITON:






What resemble visually more fighters to the Vikings?
Thanks to all!

Dorn Graniteshield

Edited by Dorn Graniteshield, 09 February 2009 - 10:41 PM.


#2 Perv

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:28 PM

The bottom ones for me, they look more rugged and with some horns on the helmets would look more fitting than the GW warriors. The weapons also look more Viking-eqsue IMHO.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

bottom

an NO horned helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:52 PM

Thanks smile.gif
Then we take those down, for now: what color scheme I could use?

Edited by Dorn Graniteshield, 09 February 2009 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:10 PM

White and ice blue wink.gif

Horns everywhere !!! I heard the Vikings were a hor.ny bunch, or am I mis-interpreting it smile.gif

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:13 PM

The horn-myth was created by the Brittish once we started to invade, and the french for that matter; the norse sociaty was -very- complex to be honest, we had evrything the rest had; Farms, cheifs, kings, trade routs, caravans, ships etc. Though then we had the so called "Go Viking" which in common meaning means "Go and raid", so basicly the "Vikings" that did strike fear into Europe for 300-years was basicly normal norsemen taking to the sea to get riches...

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:22 PM

Thats surprising.....its not like us British to make up history smile.gif

No horns on them Dorn wink.gif

#8 Ernust

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (Perv @ Feb 10 2009, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
White and ice blue wink.gif

Horns everywhere !!! I heard the Vikings were a hor.ny bunch, or am I mis-interpreting it smile.gif

This is a romantic vision of Viking, which visually is not unbecoming.
But I would prefer something closer historically...
Other advices?




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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

axes, swords, and shields with Tiwaz runes on them, a helm of awe occasionally, etc.

mabey have your leaders shield with a picture of Jormungandr?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:54 PM

personally I don't see anything wrong with horns!
historical resemblence is one thing and really themed army is the second.....I would go for old rangecitadel norse dwarfs-great options of spears,axes and hammers! you can even get an archer or two i-m_so_happy.gif
and the colour scheme - if historicaly then mixed bronzes and greys with occasional coloured sack or bag attached to the belt. otherwise - I love combination of beige and dark red with dark brown finish!!!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:37 AM

vikings didnt like to use Archers, they thought it wasnt honourable. Usually they would rush head on into the fray with a handful of berserkers...i mean they had archers, but many didnt respect them

#12 Ernust

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for the advices.
Then do an example. Taking the second list of pictures: colors for the helmets of the warriors?
Another example: we now take dwarfs armed with clubs and hammers: colors for coating of armor? Bllue in the pictures, but I don't like (de gustibus!).

Thank you!

#13 Ernust

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (Rommel Stonefist @ Feb 10 2009, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mabey have your leaders shield with a picture of Jormungandr?

Is feasible? It is not an easy design to create miniature

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (Perv @ Feb 10 2009, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
White and ice blue wink.gif

Horns everywhere !!! I heard the Vikings were a hor.ny bunch, or am I mis-interpreting it smile.gif



Beeing a Norwegian let me tell you: The hornyness of the Vikings got nothing to do with horns on the helmet. It was the English who got horns.

Thee lower ones looked fairly well like Vikings.

Color-sheme: I would say earth-colours with some yellow and red in them, and brown hide for the berserkers of course :-)

A bit over halv of them with light blond hair, and the rest with darker blond or black, and some occational red hair.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:23 AM

i just noticed King Alarics shield has Jormungandr on it...

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:05 AM

Great! Tnx!

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:25 PM

Speaking instead of Slayers and berserkers, I would make the comparison of the Games Workshop miniatures and Black Tree Design:

GW


BTD



Both should be changed: it would be necessary to remove the ridges and add fur.
What do you like the most? The issue price to momentarily put aside.
Of BTD not I like the helmets of skull dragon (I do not know if you can remove, or form part of the thumbnail as I fear).

Edited by Dorn Graniteshield, 14 February 2009 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:44 AM

for berserkers, id use the GW ones and just put a bear/wolf pelt on them....no shields

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:05 PM

both choices seems to be OK. and as much as I love slayers of all kind in this case - when you want to keep them as close as possible to real vikings - i guess i would have gone for BTD. this might not be a very popular statement ( diablo.gif ) but they have shorter beards and it would make them better and more fiery fighters i guess....
unless you would go for citadel berserkers yahoo.gif

shields wouldn't matter to me at all. coats of fur most welcome though.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (maciasas04 @ Feb 19 2009, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
both choices seems to be OK. and as much as I love slayers of all kind in this case - when you want to keep them as close as possible to real vikings - i guess i would have gone for BTD. this might not be a very popular statement ( diablo.gif ) but they have shorter beards and it would make them better and more fiery fighters i guess....
unless you would go for citadel berserkers yahoo.gif

shields wouldn't matter to me at all. coats of fur most welcome though.

Humm... BTD = ?

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