a early saxon wargames question

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a early saxon wargames question

Postby oakenshield » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:20 pm

iam wanting to do a early saxon army to fight my romano british, and i was wandering. what did the early saxons look like ive had a look though some books but cant find what iam after so i thought id ask them that know these things what are the diffences between viking age saxons and earlyer saxons if any that is ?

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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:38 pm

Shorter tunics, smaller shields, less metalwork in general (i.e. mail, helms swords etc.) large numbers of people carrying these strange knives that they call a seax - hence the name seaxons.


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Postby WorkMonkey » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:33 am

small shields and unarmoured for the best part, though the leader and his hearthguard are going to be in very nice armour, heavily decorated helms and swords and a tonne of shiney metal plastered over them. You might even see a few bits of late roman stuff kicking around in the ranks since so many germanics were serving in the roman army.

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Postby Malvoisin » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:18 pm

what did the early saxons look like

Here you go: http://www.stellanonline.com/karthur3x.jpg
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Postby oakenshield » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:03 pm

excellent thanks chaps :)




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