That was the easy bit. The hard bit was they don't exist in 10mm gaming. I was stuck with converting the Kallistra Romano-Brit cavalry and attempting to make them appear more German (or british) than Roman. I used the cavalry and the mounted archers from this range and swapped heads shields and weapons from the infantry packs. Here's the end result:-
Because of the large amount of conversion work needed on these figures, they are probably one of the most technically challenging jobs I have done. I am highly delighted with the way they have turned out.
While making the cavalry I had a lot of waiting time for glue etc. to set so I decided to work on a couple of bases of skirmishers. These are from the Saxon skirmish pack with a few conversions thrown in for variation.
The bows were first. It's difficult to get much variation on these but a subtle change to arm and bow positions with a head change here and there helped.
I'm in a bit of a quandary with these bases. In the case of Saxons we are talking basically warband organisation. The question is, is it likely that there would be a bow armed group and a slinger group? Would the tendency be for a band to use slings not bows and vice versa? Finally would they all be mixed together in one group ie slings and bows on the same base. Anyone got any thoughts?
As an afterthought I am amazed that, in a time when "dark age" Britain is so popular via "dux bellorum", "dux britannarium" and "saga to name a few, I cannot find any manufacturers with a decent range of enemies in 10mm. For me, because a decent army is 300 to a 1000 men, 10mm is the perfect scale to game in . Almost all the manufacturers in 10mm make late Romans or Romano-british, however the enemies are notable by their non existence! Is someone missing an opportunity? I wonder how many more of their late Romans would sell if they had someone to fight?.