Sadly I no longer have any local opponents, so I only play at conventions. It is one of my favorite games over the last 5 years, I painted my first army (Scots) in late 2012. There was a recent announcement that a 2nd edition will be released in 2018, I am interested to see what changes will be made.
I have 7 points of Vikings, games are usually played with 6 points so having an extra unit gives some flexibility. My army consists of:
1 Warlord (free)
3 units of 4 Hirdmen (3 points of Hearthguard)
1 unit of 4 Berserkers (1 point of Berserkers)
2 units of 8 Lesser Hirdmen (2 points of Warriors)
1 unit of 12 Thralls (1 point of Levies with bow)
Most of the miniatures are from Wargames Foundry. There are 1-2 Hirdmen by Crusader and one Old Glory model in the Lesser Hird. The bowmen are Old Glory except for 2 which are from Foundry. I use the same 12 bowmen in my Saga Anglo-Danes.
The shields are mostly Little Big Men Studios transfers with a few hand-painted ones. You can spot those by looking for the simpler ones.
I chose this model to be the warlord in large part due to the helmet. He just looks like a leader. I have chosen to base my Vikings in Orkney, there were several renowned Jarls that ruled there such as Sigurd the Stout (980-1014 AD) and Thorfinn the Mighty (1014-1065 AD). It doesn't make any difference in game terms but does make it more interesting for me.
The 1st unit of 4 Hirdmen. The one on the right is by Crusader (available from North Star).
The 2nd unit of 4 Hirdmen .
Just to break up the Hirdmen, here are 4 Berserkers. These Foundry models have a lot of character.
The 3rd unit of 4 Hirdmen.
The 1st unit of 8 Lesser Hirdmen. This group has one of my favorite models. The center axeman with the wolf pelt and large belly immediately made me imagine a retired berserker who tells his companions stories around the campfire about how in his day the loot was better and the battles more blood-soaked. The one in the back row wearing leather armor is by Old Glory, the rest are Foundry.
The 2nd unit of 8 Lesser Hirdmen.
12 Thralls armed with bows. The 2 wearing mail are from Foundry, the other 10 are by Old Glory.
Shieldwall! Jarl Thorfinn takes his rightful place at the center of the line.
As a side note, I have another Viking army for sale (7 points, same units) that I painted alongside this one. I separated them out during painting so there were no duplicate models. I will dig them out and take some pictures soon, it has never been used and is yearning for battle. Drop me a line if you are interested.
Thanks for looking,