Warhammer Ancients Battles Vikings

One of the odder army choices available from the "Armies of Antiquity" supplement for Warhammer Ancient Battles.

The entire army can be in skirmish order if you wish and the Huscarles cause "fear" in all enemies of leadership 7 or less. You can also include Beserkers who rush out from their unit to inflict daamge on their enemies rather like Night Goblin fanatics in Warhammer Fantasy Battles.

The figures are a mix of the old GW Norse range, Gripping Beast and Essex Miniatures, with Essex providing the majority. Painting was by James Roach of the Olicana Painting Service. Most of the shield designs are my own Veni Vidi Vici range (Dark Age, DD3 and DD4).
 
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Army Commander and Standard Bearer

I have not yet got round to doing a standard but when I do it is likely to be a Raven standard.

These two figures cost a rather steep - to my mind - 304 points
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 Unit of 24 Huscarles. In fact there are 22 Huscarles armed with spear and shield plus 2 Beserkers - I will leave you to work out whichare the Beserkers. With unit leader, musician and standard this unit works out at 407 points.
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 Another unit of Huscarles as above.  {short description of image}
 More Huscarles but this time only 10 strong plus 2 Beserkers.

Unit cost 200 points.
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 12 Huscarles plus 2 Beserkers. Unit Cost 232 points.  {short description of image}
 Another unit of 12 Huscarles plus 2 Beserkers. Unit Cost 232 points.  {short description of image}
 10 Archers. Cost 70 points.  {short description of image}
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  11 Archers. Cost 77 points

and that is it to make a 2,000 point army. At the moment it is untried but I am looking forward to putting into battle in 2001.
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