By popular demand on Discord, behold, my collection of Nordlings! (Plus a few surprises at the end, if you have the patience.)
While I mentioned on Discord that I planned to be painting Frost Raven helmets this weekend, I kept the rest of the army close to my proverbial vest. As you can see, there were quite a few of them.
Please ignore my ratty old covers and the organizer I forgot to crop out, I just wanted to get reeeeaaaally close to those pikes.
While I knew my Nordling army would inevitably include some stereotypical Viking-style axes and shields, I also wanted to try my hand at the Geatling pikemen that Scorp mentioned in "Wake Not the Sleeping Bull." The Northmen adapting their tactics and weaponry to counter Imperial knights fascinated me greatly. Oh, and speaking of Stebbins short stories, look who tagged along there, in the center left! If you haven't bought their collection already, I highly recommend that you do.
These are my "specialists," aka the minifigs I couldn't fit on the other baseplate. Frederik the Burning Viking and the Frost Raven with an actual cape were both Patreon rewards, while the rest were assembled by me. The berserker's decal probably came from something else, but I needed a shirtless decal to go with the wolfskin headpiece, and I forgot to order that decal separately. Hopefully you'll also think that it looks cool.
I'm still not quite sure about my choice for the BrickWarriors bardiches for the Frost Ravens' halberds, but neither BW nor the regular Lego halberds quite fit the official images, either. Also, rear view of the Patreon Frost Raven to show off his custom cape.
Here we have a closer view of some of the more unique Northern warriors from my formation.
While I was in a painting mood, I also assembled my very own Princess Adrianya minifig! Finding her hairpiece wasn't nearly as frustrating as getting the paint on her arms and hands to cooperate, but she still looks quite pretty. I didn't paint the
armored duckling Sir Tom to the left, I just wanted to show him off, since he's been in my collection since the Kickstarter.
Another minifig that's been in my collection a while is my Wulfgard sigfig: Inquisitor Marcus Capulet!
Sans helmet and halberd, with a bewildered expression on his face. Anyone who's RP'd with me in Errant knows this is pretty much Marcus' default expression nowadays.
While I was in a painting mood, I ended up idly thinking to myself, "Hey, if I was a Moderator during the SYWBAA days, what would my Skorpiontowne Guard minifig look like?" This was the result. There was a gold paint pen in the pack with the silver pen I got for the Frost Ravens, and I had no intention of letting it go to waste.
A poor attempt at the "Spiderman Points at Spiderman" meme, because I am a nerd.