I chose to build the army to represent King Canute, as he is one of my favorite historical figures from this period. He reigned in England 1016-1035 and Denmark 1018-1035.
The miniatures are mainly 28mm Gripping Beast, except where noted in the notes to the photos. I began with a 4-point starter army from GB, then added more units to it to make a 7-point force. They are a nice blend of Viking and Saxon styles. The shields are a mix of Little Big Men transfers and hand-painted designs.
King Canute with his dane-axe. I like this figure a lot, very imposing.
The second unit of 4 Huscarls. These are Gripping Beast and came in the army pack.
The third unit of 4 Huscarls with dane-axes. These are also Gripping beast from the army pack.
The second unit of 8 Anglo-Saxon spearmen (warriors).
Twelve Anglo-Saxon slingers (Levy in Saga) from Gripping Beast. I was surprised that the slings had to be glued on, but they were very easy to attach with superglue and hav a good join.
Twelve Danish bowmen. The 2 in the middle with mail are from Foundry, the rest are Old Glory. This unit does double duty as archers in my Viking army.
The entire 7-point army.