A blog donated to the process of collecting and painting 28mm war gaming miniatures with a special
emphasis on the ancient and dark age periods.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Crusader varangians painted as mercenary Russ. Miniatures are not based as they were painted for someone else for their personal collection. I cannot say enough for this line by crusader as these miniatures are so well done and paint up so nicely. The transfers for the shields are by LBMS and the the double armed figure is by gripping beast. He stands a good 3mm higher than the rest which is fitting after all being a leader in dark age time i imagine raw size should be a prerequisite. Color selections went outside the norm for varangians as the owner wanted them to represent mercenary russ. I chose off white which was popular among people of slavic descent during the byzantine period as well as other popular clothing colors that byzantine had access to: scarlet, red,blue, gray and green. Shoes varied with leather or dark grey colors.