Sunday, 28 June 2015

6mm dark ages

A very brief post about a little project I am squeezing into this years lot.

I had picked up a copy of dux bellorum and had many ideas for miniatures. Then it struck me, play it in 6mm on 40x20 bases. This meant a unit was a single base meaning an entire force may be just 10 bases. 
A quick visit to baccus and using there unit builder, I parted with about £30 for both Viking and Saxon forces and some casualty markers.
Here are my almost finished Viking noble warriors and a base of companions and a base of warriors. Only have 2 more bases to finish them but as I have some left over I will make extras.
And here are the casualty markers, I have seven painted but I have plenty spares again so I will make more with only infantry on them, the horse are a bit pointless until I get a Norman force.

Chow for now 


  1. Sounds like a plan, now all I need is a small collection of 6mm dark ages figures: Baccus possibly and then a small miracle - the time to paint them :-D

    I'll let you know how it goes in a year or so.

    Cheers, Ross

    1. Or about 18 years, should be ready for university by then ;)
      I had received a voucher for my birthday so it made sense to go with baccus.
      I highly recommend the unit builder, let's you buy exactly how many figures per base, and it covers almost every range.
      I think I'll be back for that once the rest of the 6's are finished.

  2. University, best sell a kidney now then.

    Where did you find the army lists for the Viking period?

    Cheers, Ross

  3. Sea raiders list, using the Saxon special traits. Has a lot of nobles so fits well as any force will be small but hardy.
    Using the late Saxon list, so it's all shield wall against the Viking warriors.