Saturday, 13 February 2010

V-Day Part 2 - 6mm Vikings

Peter Berry at Baccus 6mm has made me a very happy man today. I returned home from delivering flowers to other people only to find something far better on my own doorstep; a small parcel from Baccus. Within lay two packets from Peter's forthcoming 11th century Viking range. These are pre-production models and they look rather tasty to me, but that means that we still need to wait before the general release.

The bags were labelled Armoured Viking Heroes and Unarmoured Viking Heroes (or words to that effect). Each consisted of 20 heroic Norsemen with spears and 4 command stands with semi-circular banners. They really are very fine figures and I can see them having greater utility than just the specific period they are designed for. After all, one bearded, spear-bearing Dark Ages warrior looks very like the next one. I can't wait to see the full range and had better start saving right now.

My apologies for the quality of the photos; my camera seems to be having a problem with white balance at the moment. Still, you can click on the pics for larger versions and should be able to get an idea of the glorious Viking-filled future that awaits us all. Excited doesn't even begin to cover how I feel about this range.

Armoured Viking Heroes

Unarmoured Viking Heroes


  1. POUT!
    I'm so jealous - I've bugged him about longer & make his maps & write books & clean his floors (well not actually the last). SNIFFLE!
    Actually, all kidding aside - congrats on the gift. It looks like another fine Baccus product and thanks for keeping the pressure up.

  2. Well, it is not so much a gift as payment for all the info I sent him on Vikings, Saxons and Normans to help with the creation of the range. Unfortunately, his muse has left him for a while and he has not yet finished the Vikings. Boo! Still, I have painted the first 48 huskarls, so pics of painted figures will follow in a day or so when I have based them.

  3. Very nice. Your constant badgering has paid off...well done sir!

    Stamford bridge anyone?...


  4. Stamford Bridge will follow as soon as the rest of the Vikings are done and Peter has produced the feeble English to beat up on. I reckon it would look good at 1:1. Might even be my next large gaming project.