So here he is, the first Big Man for my Germans. I used the Aella miniatur from Musketeer Minis, a miniatur I fell in love with the first time I saw it (all you fellow wargamers will understand I guess). In the Warlord Chronicles Aella wears a black bear-fur-coat, and I liked the idea of a grimm and dark veteran look. So black tunic, black coat, brown hair, black shield. To add some contrast he wears golden armour, some grey streaks in his beard and fancy striped trousers.
Because of his fur coat I name him "Beorwald the Bull" , Heathelmar´s most loyal follower.
His personal standard will follow soon...
The first big man, from Musketeers Horsa and Hengist pack. He will act as the Champion for my Warlord Haethelmar, his most skilled fighter: Sarolf, the Armoured Wolf. I wanted him to stand out on the battlefield, so decided to mount him on a scenic base. I´m quite satisfied with the result, he really looks like a dangerous opponent, doesn´t?
Four new Hearthguards, all Musketeer Miniatures Goth´s except the one with cloak, he´s a Roman with new head. Now I´m waiting for a MM order to arrive, with a lot of Characters and the missing 4 Hearthguard!
Musketeer Miniatures once again. I had to buy some of the new Roman Cavalry from MM´s LR range, and this centurio from the command pack is my favourite, so I painted him first. The priest seems to be armed with two hand weapons - it´s more a club than a cross, isn´t it?
I want to bring my SAGA Germans on Dux Britanniarum strength, I´ve got 4 more Hearthguard almost done, after that 4 more of them, two warriors and three "Big Men" and it´s done. Then I´ll throw my Late Romans with togther with Tilman´s and Christian´s and we´ll hopefully use DB for some clash of culture at the Rhine.