That last photo is absolutely ridiculous . . . and, I seriously mean that in the coolest way possible. I love it!
The ragtag look is great, too, with the various Viking torsos, Dark Forestmen and bare chest torsos, all with varying weapons and shields. You definitely nailed the mix-and-match appearance for sure.
- How many saddles did you wind up being short on?
- From your original horde (the 2010 photos), you seemed to really favor a specific head for your leader. Is it still your favorite?
- Is the Gloin beard going to be for Bran?
- I think the Eomer helm seems a little too ornate for these guys. Maybe try the regular Rohan soldier one?
- Who are their main enemies? Kingdoms Lion Knights? Kingdoms Dragon Knights?
Oh, and you are
a builder . . . an army
builder. And, I'm right there with ya.
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. Hope to inspire some of you to go and dust off those old Lego VIking torsos, the torsos and heads are my favorite of all time. The Spartan head comes in second as my fav head so you'll see plenty of those throughout the horde.
Good questions Bronx. I was going for nordic/geranic/celtic cross when I first started these back in 2010....but they kind of look a mix of different northern tribes, ie. Surfer torso barbarians riding bareback and armor clad norse...
The Odin looking guy with white hair and beard is Bran.....the leader but now that i've gon from 50 to 175 I think Bran would be a elder chieftan of a tribe and then have different tribes in the horde ie Red headed men from the North East (gloin beards) Black haird less facial hair figs from the coast..and they will have their own leader.
Your right the Eomer helm is too ornate..which is why the 6 I just got last week did not make it into the moc....only used that one on one of the chieftan leaders as maybe it was a gift or stolen from a battle, passed down by generations..... I do really like Eomer's Helmet, it's my favorite of all time ( do not have theodens yet, so perhaps that will be better) so maybe I start a faction using that helmet that is sperate from the horde.
Saddles, Probably around 50 riding bareback....which actually looks really good for the surfer torso bararians...but bad with northern regualr with light armor and helm. Did not get a certain count but I probably do have 70-90 brown/blay saddles but as you can see about 30 blue and yellow and white, one red (the one with the broken clip) I just hate buying saddles cause they are expensive and I feel like I'd rather have a shield or weapon.....Need more greatswords
Enemies.... Richard is right, historically they look like celctic/germanic tribes decending on rome....Rome never did conquer the geranic tribes.
My next biggest faction is the dragon knights (about 70) but I think the crownies are more likely to be encroaching on their hunting lands and grazing pastures.