Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wargames Factory Dark Age Archers

My SAGA Vikings also needed some levies so I broke out the Wargames Factory Viking Bondi and Saxon Fyrd boxes and made some archers.  These two boxes contain the same body and army sprues.  The only difference is the head and weapon sprues.  I build these using a mix of the Saxon and Viking heads.  In this period there would be lots of overlap in styles.  In the end I now have 12 nice generic Dark Age archers.






The Wargames Factory figures are a good value at about $22 for 32 figures.  It is a little disappointing that you only get enough open left hands in the box to make 8 archers.  I did try and convert one of the left shield arms for use with the bow but it did not work out too well and was a bit of a pain.  Fortunately, I had a couple of boxes and was able to build the 12 I needed.  I have a lot more of these figures to build and paint and they will be seeing time in my Saxon armies for Hail Caesar.

4 comments:

Jerry said...

Love the Viking updates recently. These look great. I haven't played Saga in a long time but remember it was quite fun.

AHunt said...

Those look good. I've been mostly disappointed with their models but find they are good filler for the rear ranks of units. I've only bought their Celts at this point though. Those were some of their first models.

Robert Brightwell said...

Yeah, the WF stuff can vary in quality. Even in the dark age line there are differences. The Saxon necks are very long and need to be trimmed down to look right. I think the Vikings are excellent.

No Vember said...

Very nice figs, so colourful and detailed. Great work!