|Who could these shields belong to?|
Dorbina Nikititch is on his way to arrive quite soon, here in Nowhere. Meanwhile I thought I could share a little preview of what's coming next, as an interlude. So here we have fourteen freehand painted shields, to be soon glued to the arms of their bearers, knights of renouns and songs.
Indeed this is the start of a new SAGA warband (or should I say Ost in this case), which is intended to be played with the Norman or the Frank Capetian battleboard. I shall try both and see what suits the best.
Yet, despite the almond shape of those shields, this is not going to be a warband of Normans, nor is it going to be a genuine Capetian army, since it is not meant to represent knights from the area of Paris.
Now, my wargamer friend John did reveal a few days ago what is new SAGA warband will consist of, and of course, since it is designed to face my own, it gives some intelligence of who the hell those shields will belong to.
So, there will be a complete presentation of them as soon as I'll be posting pictures of the first point of army. In the meantime, if someone would want to take a guess, here are a few leads. There is noting to win, so there is nothing to loose...
- First: Note that I delibarately avoided to use green color, to leave it to the saracens.
- Second: During the last third of the XIth century, these knights would have been seen fighting on battlefields stretching from Spain to Palestine.
- Third: Medieval accounts often tell they were rather known for their skills at pillaging and looting than for their fighting spirit.
- Fourth: Although assimilited to the Frank dominion, they would speak a different langage at that time.
- Fifth: If you know about nowadays french provincial heraldry, one shield clearly points out their area of origin.
- Sixth: If you are a usual reader of this blog, I am positive I have already give the answer.