Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Old Glory 28mm Norman Archers

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: ★ ★ ★ ★


  1. They look fantastic - that is a great color palette. One of those guys looks a little like a half-orc, you may want to check his documentation. :)

  2. They do look great - you've done a wonderful job on these - very realistic, muted colors. Old Glory is definitely underrated and you've proved it with your fine brushwork. Best, Dean

  3. Haha! High fives all round! Lovely work...

  4. They look great, nice and gritty.


  5. Thanks all! Might brighten the greens up for the cavalry to represent richer warriors with access to better dyes, but this was a good test to see how these muted colors would work out.

  6. Nice work on the Norman archers. The Conquest Games plastics are really nice figures if you're looking other options.