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Viking Banners

Post by Fluffy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:17 pm

Good evening.

With reference to the earlier topic "Tin Soldier vikings", I ended up choosing 2 Dragons mini's.

I'm getting Eric Bloodaxe and 2 "huge raven headed banners", what I would like to know is if anyone knows a good (internet) source for what Bloodaxe looked like and any easy to paint viking symbols for the banners (was thinking Odin's raven and the world serpent).

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Post by Misericordia » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:27 pm


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Post by Fluffy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:30 pm

Thank you.

Does anyone know if Odin's triple horn would be acceptable on a banner?

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Post by philqw78 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:07 am

More to the point, can anybody say it is not.

IMO if it looks good use it.

My Christian Varangians have a banner with St Eligius on because he looks a lot like Thor. Strange that.
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Post by lonehorseman » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:02 am

A Valknut could work too
15mm: Painted: Late Republican Roman
Medieval Welsh
WIP: Ivan the Terrible's Russians
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Post by BrigPaul » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:44 pm

Plenty of top quality viking banners on this blog. Free to download and use. Very generous of the bloke.

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... -no-6.html

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Re: Viking Banners

Post by ravenflight » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:43 pm

Fluffy wrote:Good evening.

With reference to the earlier topic "Tin Soldier vikings", I ended up choosing 2 Dragons mini's.

I'm getting Eric Bloodaxe and 2 "huge raven headed banners", what I would like to know is if anyone knows a good (internet) source for what Bloodaxe looked like and any easy to paint viking symbols for the banners (was thinking Odin's raven and the world serpent).
I keep my eye on this sort of stuff, and I'm 99% sure there was some fantastic downloadable banners listed on this site earlier. Do a search for them - they were great!

These ones were on my bookmarks:

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... -no-6.html

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Post by yar68 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi Guys,

Glad you like my flags, I posted more last week, these are for Longships if you have any!!

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... s-no8.html

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Post by ravenflight » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:58 pm

yar68 wrote:Hi Guys,

Glad you like my flags, I posted more last week, these are for Longships if you have any!!

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... s-no8.html
Great!!!

I feel you could use them as 'camp banners' too. I'm not confident, but pretty sure Vikings pulled their sails down and put them up as required, so could easily have used the mast as a flagpole in their camps. Having 6 or 8 ships banners lining the edge of a camp would look fantastic.

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Post by yar68 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:13 am

That sounds like a great idea!!!! If you do can you take some photos of the camp, I might even pinch that idea for myself!!

cheers
Ray

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Post by ravenflight » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:08 pm

yar68 wrote:That sounds like a great idea!!!! If you do can you take some photos of the camp, I might even pinch that idea for myself!!

cheers
Ray
Well, my camp is completed, and already pretty busy. I might do a mock up and see what I think about it. It mostly depends on whether I run the Vikings at Can-Con next year.

Being 650 points I may.

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Post by Legionbuilder » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:27 am

Nice websites

I also have some 2 dragons figures - now I want to paint up some vikings...

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