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Subject: Modelling Advice: Norse Irish rss

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Dan/Anyone

With your historian's hat on how similar were the Norse Irish to the Dux Bellorum period Irish?

There aren't many Irish options out there miniature wise. Donnington do some nice Norse Irish but I am a bit of a purist and like my armies to look accurate. Other than the axes (which can be replaced) would they fit the bill?

http://shop.ancient-modern.co.uk/norse-irish-127-c.asp

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They're perfectly fine Harry.
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I lost my historian's hat many years ago blush

But I agree that you're fine with these models, as our honourable colleague says, just avoid the 'Viking' figures and very few people should have complaints. (And if they do.....!)
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Thanks both.

I am a bit OCD about these things.

Which ones would you say are the "Viking" figures? blush
 
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Any with two-handed axes, and I'd also not choose those with one-handed axes although I'm sure you could use them if you fancied. 'Viking' types are actually covered by the, erm, Viking range (as you might expect!) but I'd forgotten that before double checking the listings.

Nice figures aren't they? I've been quite tempted, but separate spears on 15mm models terrify me these days....
 
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Yes their new ranges are cracking.

The older stuff can be a bit rough hewn and also oversized but quite atmospheric - got most of my Saxons from that quarter.
 
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Although Dan, didn't the Gallowglass Irish warriors use two-handed Sparth axes?

 
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At a later date they did. I don't know of any evidence for two-handed axes anywhere in Britain during DuxB's time period.

On the other hand, I wouldn't refuse to play against someone whose army did include some such
 
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