Recently my brother decided to sell off all his half started armies and focus on his High Elves. Among his collection was a handful of dwarfs, which I happily took off his hands. I'd been looking into starting a viking themed army, but was unsure of which miniatures would be suitable. A quick read through of the dwarf army book and a scan of the models later and I had my norse.
Now, I only had a handful of models, so I decided to use the old Warbands rules for forming them into a playable force. I am aiming for 500pts, then all being well I will get started on a 'proper' army.
So, how will I handle a norse theme?
1) cloaks: they live in the chilly north, so fur cloaks seem fitting.
2) axes: no hammers, just lots and lots of axes
3) shields: I will be using chaos marauder shields minus iconography, they best fit the viking look i'm going for
4) helmets: everyone (bar quarrellers and thunderers) will have horns. 'But that's not historically accuarate for Vikings!'. Indeed, but this is warhammer FANTASY, so I will be going for a more fantastical representation.
Veteran warriors (hammerers, thanes etc) will have visors scuplted onto their helms.
So that's the outline, pics and such to follow shortly