Taking a break from Romans and Carthaginians to make some progress on my Dark Ages lead pile. Im hoping to do Hastings, Normans in Italy, and the 1st Crusade some day, but for now I'm just trying to sneak in a few SAGA warbands in between other projects. Norman archers after the jump.
I picked up a pack of Old Glory Norman Archers at Historicon last year and finally broke them out. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed. Flash was minimal, and the price on Old Glory is always attractive, but about half the figures in the bag had odd poses or strange facial features and sculpting.
|Not sure how the casualty figure suffered an arrow wound to his left side. Must have been a case of friendly fire.|
I powered through them quickly with block painting and Army Painter dip, and they turned out better than I expected they would. These guys got the summer scheme from my dark ages color palettes.
So two units of levy archers for SAGA and the start of larger Norman army. These Old Glory figures were affordable, but the sculpting seemed to fit their bargain price. They aren't too bad painted up, but I think I'll be trying some other manufacturers to fill out the rest of the warband.
Sculpting: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Variety: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Value: ★ ★ ★ ★☆