Drabant Line Unveil A Pair Of Viking Hersir Heroes

July 29, 2020 by avernos

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Drabant Line Miniatures have released a pair of Dark Age Viking Hersir for their 28mm range. Drabant do a fantastic range of dark age miniatures and this pair is no exception, so hopefully, we'll be seeing them through their UK distributor soon.

Hersir // Drabant Miniatures

The Hersir were in charge of a portion of a counties land and responsible for bringing fighting men to the Jarl, anyone who has watched Vikings will have seen countless of these "lesser nobles"

The first is wearing a Gjermundbu style spectacle helm with aventail. Being a man of means he is armed and armoured to the extreme rocking both a sword and a Dane axe. There is some beautiful detailing on the model, with the hairy britches tied around his lower legs to keep him warm, very Ragnar-esque.

I love the cleanness of their sculpts, he should be a joy to paint up with a nice mixture of textures from pelts to cloth. I imagine he's waving goodbye to some very annoyed survivors as the longboats depart brimming with plunder.

The second Hersir is wearing his armour under a fine fur-lined coat and wearing a matching hat, all the better for keeping out the cold. Once again a Dane axe is the weapon of choice for this Viking, but I'd like to draw your attention to the face, just take a moment and look at that. So much expression, fine detailing, he looks like he could have been sculpted from life. Here's a little note on his hat from the Icelandic book of laws by the way,

The law [St 362] prohibited a person from pulling the hat off of someone else's head. If there was no chinstrap, the penalty was a fine. If there was a chinstrap and the hat was pulled forward, the penalty was lesser outlawry (banishment). But if there was a chinstrap and the hat was pulled backwards, the hat wearer had the right to kill in retaliation, since it was considered throttling.

Vikings would not be fans of punked, and I'm with them one hundred percent. So there they are two absolutely gorgeous Hersir warriors to lead your Saga warband, for example. Or if you're a fan of larger games and need under leaders for your Jarl's invasion then I don't think you could go far wrong with these.

They don't come as traders, they come as Viking...

"I'd like to draw your attention to the face, just take a moment and look at that. So much expression, fine detailing, he looks like he could have been sculpted from life..."

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