V&V Miniatures Irish Hearth-guards Charge Onto The Tabletop

September 16, 2020 by avernos

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V&V Miniatures have released another pack for Dark Age Irish players, and this time it's a group of four Hearth-guards that can be used as Fianna in your Dark Age games, like Saga for example. Right I think I got away with that, let's take a look at the figures, they're a set of four resin cast 28mm miniatures although they do stand at the taller end of the 28mm range.

Irish Hearthguard

Irish Hearth-guard // V&V Miniatures

So the set of four are all unique sculpts wielding their massive Dane axes and a pair of them have even got shields. Like all of V&V's sculpts the detailing is beautiful, crisp intricate detailing like the marks on the leather rimming the shield or around their shoes is very realistic. Only the eldest (or the baldest) of the set has chainmail which is in keeping with the Irish warriors of this age as a whole. Otherwise, they're wearing the traditional long léine tunic, again with a nice crisp line around the hem to make painting bands easier on the cloth. Two of the sculpts also have some additional detailing, with a brat and fringed cloak showing their higher status. Faces are all well detailed with a mix of bearded and moustached faces, which look distinctive and show a lot of character.

Irish Hearthguard Lloyd

Irish Hearth-guard // V&V Miniatures (Lloyd Shot)

As always the quality of the sculpts from V&V Miniatures shines and these Irish definitely stand above the lower caste warriors that you may be fielding, alternatively, you could easily use these for the Norse Gaels as well in the period. Having looked at the Irish command previously it's a solid start for a Saga force if combined with a box of the Dark Age Irish plastics from Wargames Atlantic you're pretty much done and ready to teach some people why they shouldn't try to leave Dublin.

Will you be using these in your Saga Warband....for example?

"As always the quality of the sculpts from V&V Miniatures shines and these Irish definitely stand above the lower caste warriors that you may be fielding, alternatively, you could easily use these for the Norse Gaels as well in the period."

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