Form Up Behind V&V Miniatures’ Viking Shieldwall

June 6, 2019 by brennon

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The shieldwall formation is one of the most iconic images of the Dark Age. You'll have noticed it popping up in shows like Vikings and The Last Kingdom, a locked together array of shields, all showing the icon of a particular family or warrior. Well, V&V Miniatures have decided that you need it on the tabletop too and are working on a set which shows off this formation.

Viking Shieldwall Set - V&V Miniatures

The shieldwall was a formation which relied on you trusting your companions to either side of you. One warrior would be protecting you whilst you protected the next. If you were disciplined enough there was no way that the enemy was going to smash through. Through a slow grind, you could then push forward and trample your enemy into the dirt.

Of course, the shieldwall had its weaknesses and if you were flanked it was pretty hard to turn around and deal with the enemy as you were closely packed together.

This set of miniatures provides you with a ranked up selection of models which you could use in the front rank of your units or perhaps just to indicate you've taken a particular action in a game like SAGA.

I think this is a cool idea and maybe we'll see them do other formations like the svinfylking or boar's snout so you can array your armies in the proper Viking way!

What do you make of this idea?

"...maybe we'll see them do other formations like the svinfylking or boar's snout so you can array your armies in the proper Viking way!"

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