Viking Bidowers for Lion Rampant

Bidowers for Lion Rampant

I have several different types of units lying around that I had planned to use for Warhammer Ancient Battles but since GW has decided to pull the plug on their ancillary systems, I thought I’d give Lion Rampant a go.

The previous post showed my Berserker unit but squirreled away in another part of my lead pile was a box of Nordvolk villagers by West Wind Productions.  Although this set of figures was designed to be used in fantasy gaming, they fit in well with this genre. I will also be using them as Wild Men of Dunlending in LotR games.

Bidowers for Lion Rampant

 

Viking Bidowers for Lion Rampant

In Lion Rampant the Bidowers are fielded in units of six so I had enough Nordvolk for three units! Each unit was tied together using a color for the cloaks and tunics.

Viking Bidowers for Lion Rampant

 

Viking Bidowers for Lion Rampant

One of the things I discovered is that the darker colors need to be highlighted even when using the Army Painter system. Cloaks and tunics in particular look better if highlighted up to white or a linen white when covered with the Quickshade.

The hair on these miniatures is highlghted up to white from the selected color (red, brown, grey) as if I was painting a helmet. The Quickshade then brings out the folds and makes a better blend.

Viking Bidowers for Lion Rampant

 

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About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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