New Irish Skirmish Warband ideal for SAGA and Brodir
Today we are releasing the first in a series of Skirmish Warband deals which is the Dark Age Irish and as we are a nice lot at Footsore we are giving you your warlord for free. We also have Brodir a key leader who fought on the opposite side to Brian Boru in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, a lovely sculpt by Bill!
Irish Skirmish Warband
This Dark Age Irish warband is designed to be suitable for a 4 point SAGA force. It provides you with a solid core of troops that can be then further customised and built upon for bigger games, and just like in the SAGA rules we give you your Warlord for free.The warband consists of the following;
Warlord and bannerman
2x units of 4 Fianna (Hearthguards)
2x units of Warriors
Every model is different! Banners, spears and bases not included.
According to his description in Njal's saga, Brodir was tall and strong, with long black hair that he wore tucked in under his belt, and he was clad in a coat of mail "which no steel could bite.”
Brodir was a key leader who fought on the opposite side to Brian Boru in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. Njal's Saga names Brodir as the killer of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Both Boru and Brodir died in the battle, although accounts differ as to who killed whom.
Njal's saga explains during the battle Brodir killed Brian and cried out: "Now let man tell man that Brodir felled Brian." at which two of Brian's followers, Ulf and Kerthialfad, returned to the king, and captured Brodir and the remainder of his men. According to the saga, “Ulf the Quarrelsome cut open his belly, and led him round and round the trunk of a tree, and so wound all his entrails out of him," while Brodir's men were "slain to a man”.
Brodir is supplied unpainted and may need some assembly a base is not supplied.
Modeling Accessories Section
We have added a new section to our webstore which we plan to populate with useful items for modeling, the first being steel javelins, spears and pikes. Now you are able to arm your reinforcements at the same time when you order from us.