15mm Viking Figures AVAILABLE NOW!


Viking were Scandinavian explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the late eighth to the early eleventh century. These Norsemen used their famed longships to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, and as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. According to custom, all free men (Bondi) were required to own weapons, as well as permitted to carry them at all times. A wealthy Viking would have a complete ensemble of a helmet, shield and chainmail shirt and would be armed with swords, spears, daggers, axes and hammers. Bows were used in the opening stages of land battles, and at sea, but tended to be considered less "honorable" than a hand weapon. Vikings were relatively unique for the time in their use of axes as a main battle weapon. The Huscarls (the elite guard of Kings) were armed with two-handed axes which could split shields or metal helmets with ease.
Besides the Scandinavians themselves, only the British called the marauders "Vikings," and this word may come from vik; or bay, and Viken, as the Oslo Fjord was called, from which the earliest Viking ships emerged. Other authorities maintain that the name came from the Old Norse term i viking, which is the equivalent of "a-raiding," as in "they went a-raiding down the Atlantic coast." But "Viking" was never a blanket term for the whole people of the region until it became a popular, modern misuse.
Designed following the most recent research, dressed and armed appropriately for 750-1050 AD the figures in this range were originally commissioned by Bryan of (now gone) "50 Paces" and sculpted by M. Campagna. We have acquired all rights for it and we are costantly adding on new models! The next additions will include mounted commands, personalities, a full scale (1:100) Snekke with crew, raiders with booty, Valkyries, even the mighty Odin himself, riding on Sleipner and with Gere and Freke to boot!

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Code: DBAVIK

Everything you need for making a DBA Viking army!
This DBA army pack contains at least 50 figures (some handy spares are usually included!) of which 44 are assorted foot warriors, including Command figures and approximately one third of armored figures in chainmail, plus there are archers and berserkers, including in all over thirty different poses.
Include enough figures for all options for both Viking lists III/40 a and b (not for the Leidang lists!) and a tent model to use as camp.


DBA III/40a+b - NORSE VIKING - 790 AD - 1280 AD
50 figures + camp army Pack: EURO€ 29.50

(regular price EURO 33.00)
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Code: BIVIK

We are very happy to introduce our first army pack for BASIC IMPETUS
the introductory "fast play" version of IMPETUS.
This set contains the complete army (all options) and a tent model to use as camp. Everything you need to start playing BI now!


Army Pack tot: 72 Foot figures and camp model EURO€ 39.50
(regular price EURO 43.00)
Quantity:
Viking VIII-X Cent (VDT=16/8)
2 x Type = FP M = 5 VBU = 6 I = 1 VD = 3 Huscarls 20 Foot figures including command
4 x Type = FP M = 5 VBU = 5 I = 1 VD = 2 Bondi 40 Foot figures
1 x Type = FL M = 8 VBU = 4 I = 4 VD = 1 Berserkers Impetuous 8 Foot figures
1 x Type = S   M = 8 VBU = 2 I = 0 VD = 1 Skirmishers short bow B or sling or javelin      4 Foot figures

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!
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Code: VIK1
15mm Viking Foot Command

A Viking raid nearly always came as a total surprise. The Vikings were expert navigators and knew the coasts of Europe like the back of their hand. They decided on a target and planned the attack in advance. Having the fastest ships of the day they would arrive seemingly out of nowhere close to the target and storm ashore ready to attack. Horses were not carried along on such expeditions.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by C. Berni

For more command poses you can also mix with
Code: LNG6 15mm Lombard Foot Command!


Code: VIK2
15mm Viking Spearmen Shieldwall standing

Perhaps the most famous Viking battle tactic was the "shield wall". When they were to fight an open field battle, the spearmen would usually pick the grounds and form a line with their shields interlocking, while warriors behind them shoot arrows or threw spears.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!



Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: VIK11
15mm Viking Spearmen Shieldwall charging

These are specifically designed so that it is possible to arrange them in a compact shieldwall formation with overlapping shields, and as you can see you can easily put up to six on a 40mm base! You can use this to your advantage, if your favorite rules call for spearmen frequently fighting in two 15mm deep bases double ranked in order to receive rear support you can opt to base them in a wedge on a single double depth base, arranging them in the famous "Boar's Snout" or "Swine Array" (Svinfylka) attack formation that the shieldwall would take when advancing! This could save you a considerable amount of time and money reducing the need of up to 25% of the figures as well as having a great looking army, but of course if you want to have the "legal" number of figures on the bases there would be plenty of space in the back for adding the extra figures behind the main line. As well as their spears these warriors also have a small axe as a sidearm.

Pack of 8 figures (picked at random from about a dozen different variations): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!



Figures sculpted by C. Berni
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: VIK12
15mm Viking Spearmen Shieldwall charging (separate spears)

These are specifically designed so that you can replace the separate cast tin spears (supplied!) with your favorite brass or steel wire spears. In the last picture on the right you can see the main difference between the poses in the two codes: VIK11 include figures that have the shoulder line almost perpendicular to the shield which allow for the spear to be cast on with the rest of the figure all in one piece. VIK12 include figures who are facing straight to the enemy with the shoulders roughly parallel to the shield. They are also perfect to mix with all the others packs for even more variety!

Pack of 8 figures (picked at random from half a dozen different variations): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!



Figures sculpted by C. Berni
Samples painted by C. Berni


Code: VIK3
15mm Viking Bondi with Swords

The sword was the weapon of choice of the wealthy warriors and the aristocracy of the Viking Age. The blade was sharp on both edges, around 90cm long including the tang (10cm), with a blade 7 cm wide at the top, tapering to a slightly blunt tip. The sword was a slashing weapon, not generally used for thrusting.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti

Code: VIK4
15mm Viking Bondi with Axes

The characteristic weapon of the Vikings, the axe is found in many burials and is shown on several carved stones. These unarmored warriors use a short, single-handed version and carry a shield in the other hand. In the rest of Europe the axe had been superceded by the sword by this time, but most Vikings were improvised raiders rather than professional soldiers and did make good use of what weapons they had, ready to take up the sword of the first enemy they fell!

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti

For even more poses you can mix with
Code: LNG10 15mm Lombard Warband!


Code: VIK5
15mm Viking Archers

There is much evidence of the use of archery by Vikings, for example in the History of Saint Olav, who was born in 995 and ruled Norway from 1015 to 1030 AD: "They who stood foremost struck blows, they who were next thrust with spears, and all who came up behind, shot with spears or arrows or cast stones or hand axes or javelins." Bows found in Viking era burials provide archeological evidence of the types of bows actually used by Viking warriors. They are large, classically shaped and proportioned longbows made of yew. From their size and proportions it is estimated that their draw weight was probably around one hundred pounds, a powerful bow, indeed! An arrow shot from a Viking bow would almost certainly pierce a mail shirt at short range, but at longer ranges could only threaten unarmoured warriors unless a lucky shot hit an exposed area.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti

You can also use Code: LNG9
15mm Lombard Shielded Archers!


Code: VIK6
15mm Viking Armoured Huscarls

The "Boar's Snout" or "Swine Array" (Svinfylka) is a battle technique that was said Odin himself gave to the vikings. They would form wedges protected by their shields and charge the enemy lead by the most experienced and best equipped warriors. The sheer weight and momentum of the charge could drive the wedge through an opposing shield wall, turning the battle and spreading panic through the enemy.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: VIK7
15mm Viking Huscarls with 2 handed Axes

Despite appearances the "Danish Axe" of 1-1.5 metres in length, was a weapon of complex construction which resulted in a lively and quick weapon with devastating cutting ability. Wielded in two hands with a swing could behead horses with one stroke. Historical accounts invariably depict the Danish Axe as the weapon of the warrior elite. Perhaps best known from the scenes on the Bayeaux Tapestry which depict Harold's huscarls wielding the axes with two hands against the Norman cavalry it is known to have been used by the Varangian Guard, also known as "pelekyforos froura", the "axe-bearing guard".

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: VIK8
15mm Viking Berserks and Ulfhednar

Berserkers appear prominently in a multitude of sagas and poems which describe them as ravenous barbarians who loot, plunder, and kill indiscriminately. Historically, Norse warriors who wore coats of wolf or bear skin and who were commonly understood to have fought in an uncontrollable rage or trance of fury, are well attested. King Harald Fairhair's use of berserker "shock troops" broadened his sphere of influence. Other Scandinavian kings used berserkers as part of their army of hirdmen and sometimes ranked them as equivalent to a royal bodyguard.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: VIK9
15mm Viking scouts on foot or Finns

The fear of the Viking raiders terrified the people of Europe. Not only were they merciless, but also they carried on their raids with zest and efficiency. The raiders struck swiftly and secretly: after hiding their boats their scouts will carry on a through reconnaissance, collecting and gathering information about an enemy's composition and capabilities, identifying targets and routes, carefully planning the attack; only then they would pounce on their unsuspecting victims. They had the upper hand before the invaded people knew what had happened. They killed, robbed, burned, and then escaped with such thorough preparation and with such speed that more often than not their victims had no chance to organize the defense or attempt a reprisal on them.

Pack of 8 figures (four different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by C. Berni
Samples painted by C. Berni

Code: VIK10
15mm Viking mounted scouts

Viking raiders soon learned to find and steal the horses as soon as they invaded a village or town. They would gather all the horses they could find in the vicinity of their landings and use them to maximize the mobility of their patrol and scouting parties. Sometimes they even carried a few horses on special boats for this purpose.

Pack of 4 mounted figures (two different poses): EURO€ 4.00

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All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by C. Berni
Samples painted by C. Berni

For heavier cavalry mix with Code: LNG4
15mm Lombard Mounted followers!


Code: LNG11
15mm Leidang Thralls and Peasant Levy

"Thrall" was the term for a slave or anyway unfree servant in Scandinavian culture during the Viking Age. Thralls were the lowest in the social order and usually provided the bulk of the unskilled labor needed to maintain a Scandinavian farm, they had all the dirtiest and toughest jobs. In the occasional event of an invasion however, the whole Leidang could be called out, including even the thralls.

Pack of 8 figures (five different poses): EURO€ 4.00
Quantity:

All figures do not contain lead and are sold unpainted!


Figures sculpted by M. Campagna
Samples painted by M. Boetti


Code: 15VKG
15mm Viking tent

This Viking tent model is based on the frames recovered from the Oseberg and Gokstad ship burials. It is designed to be used as a baggage element for any Norse and Viking army and it is approximately 40mm wide, 65mm deep and 37mm tall, so fits on two standard DBM baggage base, that is 80x40mm.
More info on this tent model are available here!

Plain cast: EURO€ 7.00
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All resin models need to be washed before painting!







Code: 15ASX
15mm Geteld

These tents were used by both Vikings and Saxons; period illustrations of these tents are remarkably consistent in the type of tent they show, they appear to be identical to the tents used in the rest of mainland Europe at this time, and therefore are really suitable for most nations and armies of this period. Our model is scaled for 15mm figures and will fit on a standard 40x40mm DBM baggage base.
More info on this tent model are available here!
Plain cast: EURO€ 3.50
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Logistics

For detailing your Lombard camp and baggage scenes we suggest to use
Code LGS2, Code LGS3, Code LGS5,Code LGS6 and Code LGS8