Age of Blood 2nd Edition: Viking
skirmish rules and campaign system for miniature wargaming, including mythic
elements, by Tom Hinshelwood. It's a FREE
Free Wargame Rules:
This site hosts and links to free sets of miniature wargames rules from
around the world. It's where I found One Page Fantasy Skirmish.
One Page Fantasy Skirmish
by John David Slor: It's a complete fantasy miniatures skirmish game
that prints out on one page. Includes a points system, magic, magic
items, campaign rules and six scenarios, and is also a FREE
PDF download. Warning: If you get hot and heavy about command radius
ratings, personal initiative points and morale clocks, this is NOT
the game for you!
Pig Wars: Skirmish
and looting rules for miniature wargaming warbands of the Dark Ages by
Tod Kershner. It's a great set of rules that rewards pillaging! For
those who rather use dice than playing cards, here's an option:
Pig Wars D10 & D6
Chart. I've also played with substituting the D10 for a D12.
Song of Blades and Heroes
by Andrea Sfiligoi. Fast Play Fantasy Skirmish Rules. For 15mm or 28mm.
First in a series! And here is a link to the online unit calculator -
Song of Blades and
Heroes Warband Tools.
Fantasy & Dark Ages gaming.
Arthur War List: miniature wargaming in Arthurian Britain
(AD 400-800), both historic and mythic.
Blood Feud: role playing, skirmish games or
larger scale battlegames in the so-called 'Dark Ages'.
Pig Warriors: for players of Tod Kershner's Pig Wars miniature rules.
Homebrew troops & house rules abound.
Song of Blades: for
players of Andrea Sfiligoi's fantasy skirmish rules maintained by the
author. New & playtest stuff showing up all the time. Doesn't that man
Strandhogg_Rules: Odin's Press has
set up a Yahoo group to discuss
Age Skirmish Rules.
Ancient Arts Fellowship: Dark Ages re-enactment group based in
Canberra which provides historical and educational displays. Their main area of
interest is Britain, circa 800AD - 1200AD.
Dark Ages Society: "a
dedicated group of enthusiasts who recreate life in Britain in the late
ninth century, a time when Vikings and Anglo-Saxons competed for control
of the land."
recreates the society of Britain during the period between the end of the
Roman era and the Norman Invasion, 350 to 1066 AD.
The Heroic Age: A
journal of early northwestern Europe.
Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and British Living History.
Warriors: The Oxford University Historical Re-enactment Society
The Anglo-Saxon Webring Hub: "A web-ring for sites of interest
pertaining to the history and archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England from
400-1066CE, and the Old English language and its literature."
Camelot Project is designed to make available in electronic format a
database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information.
Agus Gall Irish Living History.
Scandinavian, going a Viking or otherwise!
Gotlandica Viking Re-Enactment Society: Fröjel (Pronounced Fro-yel) is
a family based Viking Re-enactment society depicting the Vikings from Fröjel
harbor on Gotland, one of the richest Viking trading centers in the Viking
The Museum of Foteviken with The Viking Reserve:
The Museum of Foteviken is the centre of all the different historical activities and re-enactment taking place at Foteviken.
"Our aim is to provide an accurate and educational portrayal of the
Viking period, with an equal emphasis on the daily life of the period,
and on the more warlike aspects of life in what was a formative period
in European history."
Viking Heritage: website for
the organization of the same name.
English and Wales
are Races Apart: it's in the genes.
One of my favorite authors of both Arthurian & Alfred
the Great novels.
Visit his website!
for 28mm Scale Miniatures.
ARTIZAN DESIGNS Some
very nice historical figures including:
The Vikings &
BLACK TREE DESIGN LTD.
All sorts of historical & fantasy miniatures.
Many different periods and a smattering of Black Powder/Pirate Fantasy.
If in the USA or Canada, they can be ordered from
MINIATURES/CRUSADER MINIATURES USA
GRIPPING BEAST Excellent
historical miniatures! Some pieces inspired by Cornwell's Arthur Trilogy.
MINIATURES Amongst other offerings, the Early
Saxons range of figures is to cover the Saxon, Angle and Jutes raiders
that invaded Post-Roman/Arthurian Britain from 4th to the 9th Century.
OLD GLORY MINIATURES
Historical & fantasy miniatures.
OLD GLORY 15'S U.S.
source for Gripping Beast!
Some of my favorite fantasy & dark ages figures! Needs to do more Viking types,
WEST WIND PRODUCTIONS
A fantasy line with some very nice humans "Nordvolk"
that would (with a bit of effort - removing the horns from the helmets)
work quite well as "heroic" historicals.
**UPDATE**: Still no pictures of DW-509
- Unarmed Nordvolk Villagers on their site! I love a
running gag, but it's been YEARS! Almost as long since my last update!
list of Viking
miniatures all in one place for your perusal.
- THE MOVIE
And here's their website -
Looks like a good venue for re-enactor as extras.
There are three - THREE!! - movies based
on this poem.
Grendel - Filmed in Iceland!
AMAZON.COM has the
Really liked this version. Not perfect, but quite good.
a Robert Zemeckis film.
Performance capture animation.
In the old days, we called this "rotoscope".
They even have their own video game! *shakes head, walks away*
Saw this movie. It was in color and in focus.
And those working on the film DID did read their source material.
However, I felt like I was watching the cut-scenes from a
video game edited together to make a movie.
I'm hoping that this movie will get folks to read a
translation of the original work.
Beowulf: Prince of
the Geats - Live Action.
Also due out in 2007. Checked the official site. Does not bode well.
Beowulf: the Game.
Video game, that is.
No relation to the other video game above.
- In the Mud!
NOT a Robert Zemeckis film.
And, of course, you could always just read the book:
of the volsungs
DARK KINGDOM: THE
Here is the original wesite:
RING OF THE NIBELUNGS.
If you are going to buy the DVD, get the
It's uncut and already in English.
And, of course, you could always just read the book:
I know, I know; 'tis madness I speak. But give it a try. You just might
A Norse boy is shipwrecked on the shores of North America 1000 years
ago and is raised by the local Native Americans. After he grows into a
man, the Viking raiders return to -wait for it!- slaughter his foster
village. Wow. How many time can Hollywood use THIS plot? I hold
very little hope for this one as there are far too many horned helmets
or helms with skull faceplates. Not eye-loops; SKULLS! They look more like Orcs than Vikings!
AND WHAT'S WITH ALL THE VIKING SUPER-HEAVY CAVALRY?! Sigh. Anyway, this one comes out
in September of 2006. Here's the
YAHOO MOVIES info.
OFFICIAL PATHFINDER MOVIE SITE
has launched! Go watch the trailer! Cringe at the flagrant historical
inaccuracies! Gape in stupefied awe at Hollywood recycling yet another
tired, old plot! Oh, the release has been pushed back to January 12,
2007. Note: this movie is purportedly based on a 1987 film from Finland
and released in the United States as
- you guessed it -
Though the "vikings" look just like classic GW Chaos Warriors.
Viking-age scifi-alien/monster movie.
A man from another planet crash-lands near a Norse town, unwittingly
bringing a monstrous alien bent on killing EVERYBODY.
has a listing, now.
Release date is some time between
the end of 2007 and the beginning of
TWITCH has some
information on it.
Another article from CHUD.COM.
Flex your mighty thews, you dog!
It's the official website of all that's Conan!
Horse Comics has an ongoing series of Conan
comics that started in February of 2004! Reprints of the original Marvel conics
have been released as anthologies!
Conan: Crown of Iron Yahoo!Movies article about the third -yes, THIRD-
Conan movie, still in development after 4 years. Couldn't be worse than the D&D
movie. Could it? *shudder*
Conan: Red Nails Yep,
an ANIMATED Conan movie. Website was last updated on June 18, 2007. It
seems that the voice actors have done their part - including RON PERLMAN
AS CONAN! - so now it's up to the post-production folks. According to
the writer/producer's blog, it should be released some time in 2008, and
in PG-13, R, and UNRATED versions. This could - could, mind you - be
the Barbarian Webring Hub! Links to Conan fan sites of various
The Return of the Scale-Mail Bikini!
SONYA: SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD comic
is back! Published by
Dynamite Entertainment. My only
complaint is the silly collector/addict marketing device of multiple covers for
the same item. They are also reprinting the Marvel Features
Red Sonya comics in a Trade Paperback.
Aaaaaaaand there's a
Red Sonja Movie in
the works - also involving
- due out in 2008, though it's "in development". Red's hot,
Conan's not. Go figure.