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The Saga of Symbaroum

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Enoai Clan Warriors

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While many clans are nomadic, the Enoai tend towards small settlements that they build in the roots and branches of the giant trees found in deep Davokaar. The seat of the current chief, Karona, is the village of Enovak which is a village of around 50 households all build on or under a single giant pine. The Enoai are also renowned as troll tamers and they often tame the fearsome Rage Trolls found in the forest and utilise them as guards.

For the Enoai I have decided to go for Dark Age Irish. The idea is to try and make the 3 most northern clans look the most like barbarians of Old without ending up looking too Roman/Greek. The Dark Age Irish actually fit quite nicely into that mold as Ireland remained relatively poor throughout the Dark Ages (and in many ways beyond that). The clothing and equipment looks similar enough to ancient Celts that you can imagine a shared culture but distinct enough to identify these as a sub-culture of their own. There’s also another interesting reason why Dark Age Irish are a good fit – dogs. There’s loads of models out there for wolf hounds and pack masters. While the Enoai don’t necessarily use hunting dogs, they do tame the Rage Trolls that live in the forest and use them as guards. So I can very much see a herd of Rage Trolls being coaxed into battle by a pack master. Rage Trolls are generally human sized, maybe slightly bigger, but with a much lower intellect and a much high constitution (likened in the lore to that of a bear). The downside to using the Dark Age Irish is that there simply aren’t many miniatures out there that look particularly “elite” from a fantasy perspective. So producing Hearthguard or even Wrathguard from the Enoai could be quite difficult. I am definitely open to suggestions though, if people think they know of some models, from any range (although 28mm historical scale is definitely preferable) please comment here and let me know. They don’t necessarily need to be Irish, but they do need to at least fit with the Aesthetic of Dark Age Irish. Or maybe I just accept that there won’t be any Enoai Hearthguard but instead they will help supply some of the heavier units in the form of their Trolls?

These particular Miniatures are from Wargames Atlantic, which I can’t recommend highly enough. Much like Victrix or Gripping Beast, you can really bulk out an army for very little cost while the built models are of a very high quality. Because the Enoai are a forest dwelling clan, even going so far as to build settlements in the branches or under the roots of giant trees I opted for more muted tones. I used lots of greens and browns here to try and create a feeling of the deep forest. Their shields are bronze/copper to compliment that. I also put some blue warpaint on their skin. I know it’s a bit ‘braveheart” but it’s a very easy effect to do, it really helps create that warlike, barbarian appearance and it’s another way that I can help link three otherwise disparate clans into a more cohesive army.

Enoai Clan Warriors

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