An Army for under £150 (Part 3)

Its been a while since I’ve done an update on this project, due to real life stuff. So where am I on the project?

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Army Building Challenge

Over the next few months I’m going to be building several small armies for various periods in history. The plan is to blog the build and painting of each army as I go.

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An Army for under £150 (Part 2)

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So having decided to build and paint a Warhammer Fantasy Army, I decided to do High Elves. My first port of call was to head over to EBay and try my luck on some bargains. To be honest I was surprised how cheap some of the listings are.

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Can I start an army for under £150

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One of the constant complaints I hear from gamers are the rising cost of gaming. Especially by those who want to start a new army for a system they already play or getting into a new game. Most say the high start up costs put them off. So I decided how cheaply can I start a new army for a system I don’t play.

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Skirmish, skirmish, skirmish!

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Recently I’ve switched to playing skirmish games. There are several reasons for this all of which prompted me to switch from building, painting large war-game armies. I prefer the ability to play several games in a short space of time. I have found that I can squeeze in several skirmish games in the length of time it takes to play a large battle game.

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Viking Warrior

Dark Age Warrior

Dark Age Warrior

Viking

Viking

Ibn Fadlan, a famed dark age Arabic traveler, said of a group of Rus Vikings he encountered, “I have never seen more perfect specimens, tall as date palms, blond and ruddy. Everyman is tattooed from finger nail to neck with dark green, or green blue-black trees and figures.”

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Raiding in the Late Roman Period

In the Late 3rd Century environmental conditions around the Rhine, which gave rise to flooding and easier access to the sea allowed the Saxon and Frankish tribes to develop sea borne travel. It was at this time that the Roman Military started to abandon the are due to flooding. Which allowed the Saxon tribes more freedom to move and carry out raids.

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