Category Archives: SAGA

Out with the Bikini: Splintered Light 15mm Viking Shield Maidens

I’m no prude and will not come down on you like a tonne of bricks if you choose to field regiments of scantily clad Amazonian warriors or seductive demonettes.

However, I do admire those that ‘resist’ the fantastical and impractical when the temptation (and sales?) could sway them otherwise. Such is the case with Splintered Light Miniatures 15mm Viking Shield Maidens. No doubt inspired by a popular TV show of a Viking persuasion I think these ladies would do very well in any Dark Age or Fantasy setting. Kudos to David at SLM. Oh, and nice miniatures to boot. Continue reading Out with the Bikini: Splintered Light 15mm Viking Shield Maidens

15mm SAGA: Viking Warband from Splintered Light

Dark Age miniatures from Splintered Light again. Really like this character pack which offers a ready-to-play warband for skirmish games. Also really like the Viking shield decals from Little Big Men. The best so far.

Since taking these pictures I think I’ve now cracked the field of depth issue on my camera – which is just as well because these really suffer.

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15mm SAGA: Arthurian Warband from Splintered Light

A modest warband of Arthurian inspired Romano-British Dark Age warriors. These are from the excellent Splintered Light Miniatures range of Dark Age miniatures. Lots of variety to be had and these photos do not do justice to the sculpts or the poses.

My first effort with Little Big Men shield transfers did not go so well with my Greeks (partly because of the contour on the shields, partly because I couldn’t cut out a perfect circle!). These ones were more successful and I’m pretty please that I didn’t spend hours hand painting them.

I was also messing around with magnetic bases hence the uniformity of the warriors – posing them individually would make for a better pic and I may come back and do that so they are seen without that disadvantage.

Mounted and archers still to paint but some Viking characters from SLM very soon. All heading towards SAGA in 15mm I think…

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Arthurian Dark Ages Splintered Light Miniatures

15mm Dark Ages. Arthurian Warrior Warband

Before anyone complains, I know – this band is a mash-up of a few periods and races. Trust me, I know; but I don’t care. My interpretation of a Dark Ages warrior band is simply that. Mine. And it benefits from lashings of fantasy, artistic license and buckets of personal preferences.

These are mostly Splintered Light Miniatures and Xyston Miniatures and at the moment represent a sub-Roman Arthurian band of warriors. Initially conceived for Songs of Blades and Heroes (specifically The Song of Arthur and Merlin) but with additions from my more ‘conventional’ 15mm hosts I could easily run forces for SAGA or either of the Dux rule sets. But that’s a different story.

Gamer Confession*: Despite having a few hundred painted Dark Age and Early Medieval forces, and a host of unpainted of the same, I am waiting for a new order from Splintered Light Miniatures for more Vikings, sub-Romans and other friends. Does that make me bad? (David at SLM was having a 20% sale!)

* Gamer Confession is a new category I’m going to be adding occasionally. This represents the little miniature demon that haunts all wargamers/miniature painters/collectors. Basically the ‘shiny syndrome’. I’m doing this to remind myself when I’ve been bad and need to pull myself up for adding unnecessarily to the lead pile, extensive and growing project list or similar.

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Flights of Fantasy: Splintered Light Dungeon Adventurers

A while back I bought in to some of Rebel Minis “Armies” of re-packaged Splintered Light miniatures (Set 1 and Set 2). Clearly, not an army in the traditional sense but certainly a great way to get your hands on virtually all manner of ‘human’ type adventurers you could shake a stick at.

Add to that the range of Dungeon Crawl adventurer packs or Fantasy Gladiator packs  (Heroes of the Arena and Warriors of the Arena) directly from Splintered Light and you will be hard pushed not to be able to cover any dungeon bash requirements (not to mention great stuff for any fantasy skirmish games).

The mix in the Rebel Mini ‘army’ is such that several really nice themed warbands can be created (see below for a couple of them).

Splintered Light Miniatures fantasy Dungeon adventurers

Arabs Splintered Light Miniatures fantasy Dungeon adventurers

Splintered Light Miniatures fantasy Dungeon adventurers

Splintered Light Miniatures fantasy Dungeon adventurers

Normans Splintered Light Miniatures fantasy Dungeon adventurers