Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Ancient German Shields


I discovered this again in an old sketch book, I created these years ago, might be of use to someone out there painting up German tribes. They are all made up but would look effective I think in a war band.

 My Anceint Germans are still waiting to be painted, another peak in the lead mountain. Great figures though, got to love those Foundry Germans.

8 comments:

Scalene Warfactory said...

I think these were how I found your blog. I was researching patterns for my dba army. That was a long time ago.

Secundus said...

Ha ha great stuff. I love finding old memories like this. I must have sketched these in 2009 or there about, it should be on the blog somewhere. Where they any help with your army? I had to ask.

Scalene Warfactory said...

Yes, I definitely used some ideas. The biggest problem I had was trying to find out which colour dyes they had. I also wonder about the paint etc. how would they colour a shield so the rain didn't wash it straight off?

Will McNally said...

Thanks they will be useful when I get round to painting my German warbands later this year

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Dave said...

Thanks, there are some useful ideas on that page.

Eric McKenzie said...

Good Afternoon, I have been following your blog for several years I love your carton work! It tells you how long my attention span is that I just came across your came across your post regarding your outstanding Roman campaign. I was wondering if you would mind answering a few questions about your campaign?

NaRong said...

The Harii (Latinized West Germanic "warriors") were, according to 1st century CE Roman historian Tacitus, a Germanic people. In his work Germania, Tacitus describes them as using black shields and ... the Einherjar, "many scholars think there may be basis for the myth in an ancient Odin cult, which would be centered

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