Arcane Scenery and Model Supplies presents
DARK AGE Saxon Huscarls with Spears set 2
The pack contains 4 metal figures and white metal spears. Miniatures supplied unpainted and may need some assembly. Bases not supplied.
In medieval Scandinavia known as húskarlar and anglicised as housecarl huscarl and sometimes spelt huscarle or houscarl were household troops in personal service as a bodyguard to Scandinavian lords and kings.
In England, by the end of the 11th century in England, there may have been as many as 3,000 royal huscarls and as the household troops of Harold Godwinson, the huscarls had a crucial role as the backbone of Harold’s army at Hastings. Although they were numerically the smaller part of Harold’s army superior equipment and training meant they could have been used to strengthen the militia, or fyrd, which made up most of Harold’s troops. The huscarls were positioned in the centre, around their leader’s standard, but also probably in the first ranks of both flanks, with the fyrdmen behind them.
During the battle these Huscarls fought after Harold’s death, holding their oath to him until the very last man was killed. These men are armed with spears and hand weapons and carry a shield.
Please note that the picture shows the models finished and painted for display purposes. You will receive unpainted unassembled models. Bases, basing material flags, banners, spears are not supplied.
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