History Dark Ages: know who they were and how they lived

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Adorno

Bedroom Assassin
Duke
WBNWM&BVC
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You're spoiling us with excellent artwork  :smile:

The map of the world in the Viking Age is particularly interesting.
From Vinland to what might be Iran, or even further east.
 
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Very beautiful and well done mod.I play now as Hindefuns the Angle, but in future i want restart a Briton like I did the first time I played.

Maybe if i have a little complaint, i liked to see in the races also Roman-Britons stock. When I play I dislike to be all Briton or all Roman, historically the 2 races bred and mixed into Roman-Britons: for now i solve all doin' a tall Roman (I assume that dad was a Briton and mom Roman or vice versa, then the son has taken strenght by Roman and tallness from Britons) or a strong Briton with a romanized name and manners.

May I live longer to see Roman-Britons came into this marvelous, epic mod? Hope so.
 

ronamjack

Veteran
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matmohair1 said:
That sword is very 'Arming Sword'-y for a viking, it seems to me.  If it's realistic though, it shows how much swords in Northern Europe changed between Brytenwalda's time period and 1066


If we're sticking with 1066, this painting is just awesome.

 

DerHerbst

Knight
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matmohair1 said:
Can you source any of those images?  Did you find them online or do you own books?  I'd like to aquire whatever books they may be from.  I own almost all of the Osprey books covering the late-Roman to Norman Age but I don't recognize any of those beautiful illustrations.  Thanks!
 
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Seven of the last images are from the Norwegian book "Vikinger I Krig"
I've got it myself. Great book, but I fear it does not have an English translation yet.

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I found a few illustrations from the same guy. Anders Kvåle Rue is his name.
 

DerHerbst

Knight
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Oh thanks for the info!  Not only is the book unavailable in English, the Amazon website doesn't even carry it!  I'll have to search it out online.  I will also look for the Anders Kvale Rue images online.  If you know of any more books depicting warriors from 400-1000AD, feel free to post some titles.  I can't get enough of this stuff!
 

matmohair1

Marquis
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
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visored, boar helmet with tusks and a bird crest.
Valsgarde helmet plates, Sweden - 8th Century




 

gdwitt

Knight at Arms
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Very cool. Keep up the posts. Many people are watching this forum even if they don't post.
 

matmohair1

Marquis
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gdwitt said:
Very cool. Keep up the posts. Many people are watching this forum even if they don't post.
:wink: Vikings at War -  2016





Plates

Archers



Warrior serving king Gudrød, 810



Norwegian viking, 830



Viking from Mid-Norway, 850 - 890



The Ballateare man, Isle of Man, 900 - 950



Rus, Volga river, 922



Garrison soldier, Birka, Sweden, 930



Chieftain, Gjermundbu, Norway, 950 - 975



The Mammen Man, Viborg, Denmark, 970



Royal Guard and enlisted soldier,
Baldishol Tapestry, Norway, 1100s



Combat









Fortifications






Barriers and Defenses




Ships and Naval Combat







Arms and Armor













Weapons - amulets, prices and naming