The dark age archers by Gripping Beast

IMG_3394This is the latest addition to my collection. The dark age archers boxed set by Gripping beast . There are 30 figures in the box . 3 figures on one sprue, 10 identical sprues. Here is a picture of the sprue back:

IMG_3392and front:

IMG_3391As you can see these are complete figures except for the head . So not much for scratchbuilders but if you want a lot of archers all losing an arrow this is the box for you . The heads are quite nice all bare headed so can be used for all kind of figures you can use them for the dark age warriors box by GB and vice versa .

Hope that helps in deciding to get a box or not . One last word though the right arms are not in a correct archers stance but thats only recognisable  for people who do some archery themselfs.

Next parcel in the post will be the Scandinavian  Infantry plastic boxed set by Fireforge .

some livestock

I painted up some livestock . Sheep with the shepherd and his dog.


The minis are from Gripping beast when I remember correctly . I had them so many years before actually painting them . You know what it is like living with a lead mountain 😉

Here are some pictures of the shepherd and his Dog:

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And some more pictures of all the minis:

There will be more animals an civilians in the future for doing looting scenarios with my Game of Thrones figures.

The latest Stark archer

Here is the latest Stark addition:


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It is the commander of the archer unit. He is build out of a Gripping beast saxon body and shield and a fire forge head. As I reached half time with this unit here is a picture of the completed miniatures so far:

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The Greyjoys

“House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Iron Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the Seastone Chair in the castle of Pyke on the island of the same name.” (A Wiki of ice and fire)

My son started a small Greyjoy army for GoT Dragon Rampant games. It will basically be a longboat full of warriors.

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And here are the single warriors : There will be more in the future:

The figures are build out of the Gripping beast Vikings box and the new HYW boxes of the Perrys

Banner bearer of the Stark archer unit

I added the Banner bearer of the archer unit:


The figure is not from the conquest archer set. It is a saxon body from Gripping beast and I think the head is also from this set. The fur cape is greenstuff. The banner is freehand as usual.