The free folk is the name used to refer to themselves by the people who live in the lands beyond the Wall, still on the continent of Westeros but beyond the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. The name they employ makes reference to their society, which recognizes no inherent or hereditary political authority, except for leaders whom they choose to follow. The people of the Seven Kingdoms refer to the Free Folk derogatorily as wildlings.
Normally the wildlings are divided into many different rival clans ( up to 90 different ones), but occasionally they unite behind a single over-chieftain known as a King-Beyond-the-Wall, as they were under Mance Rayder. A major difference between the Free Folk and the feudal society of the Seven Kingdoms is that they do not recognize a class of hereditary nobility in their society. They take great pride in their “free” status.
When the Barbarian plastic box set from North Star came out a few weeks back I got myself a few boxes as I think they are a good start to do wildlings or free folk. First is a “unit” (is this a term fit for wildlings?) of 12 Bowmen or hunters . They will hunt for game as well as black watch.
The chief of the unit. A Barbarian body and arms with a frostgrafe soldier head with horns from a barbarian head.
A barbarian body with frost grave soldiers arms and Perry arrows.
A complete barbarian build minus the horns on the helmet which I gave to the chief.
A frost grave soldiers body with barbarian arms and head.
A barbarian body arms and head with a Perry bow and quiver on the back.
Again a strait build from the Barbarian box with the addition of Perry arrows.
A frostgrave Soldier body with barbarian arms and head
another strait build
and another right out of the barbarian box set.
A complete barbarian build.
A barbarian head and body with frost grave soldiers arms.
A complete barbarian build with Perry arrows.
So these are the twelve figures in the unit for Dragon Rampant. There is one question though.
The wildlings in the films have all long sleeves . The barbarian arms have bare upper arms. Have a look here:
Would you sculpt long sleeves on the models? I mean the come from the cold !?
6 thoughts on “The start of a GoT wildling army”
Really cool man. I look forward to seeing them painted. I need to make a start on my own “Emperors Light Army” sigh… soooo many models and not enough time haha.
Who has enough time?
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They look great!
These conversions really look the part and will be excellent Wildlings. Do you happen to have some spare heads from the Barbarian Box? I may be interested for my bitz box.
I will get in touch when I finished my units . I think there might be a few left over then!