Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age

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Bill Hupp
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Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age

Postby Bill Hupp » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:11 pm

In a somewhat recent Medieval Warfare magasine (VII,2) there is an article that a researcher from a German University has seen the rise of the Vikings as modern heroes. They have gone from primitive warriors to now standing for "courage, adventure, revolution and strong women....This global enthusiasm is unique--neither the Romans nor medieval knights can compare with it."

I have noted that there is a glut of Viking related trading and roving games in the board game market. We have played some of them and they have been fun.

Just wondering how popular Vikings are with this group.

Who in the Triumph! world has a Viking Army and do you like to play it? My answers are both Yes. I would say I have not won very often with Vikings.

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Re: Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age

Postby jdesmond » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:48 am

Salutations !

One of the foothills of my lead mountain is 'miscellaneous figures from Dark Ages to the First Crusade', and oneovdezedaze will paint up a Viking army therefrom.

A good friend of mine is interested in historical recreation of Viking-era clothing, food and cooking, mayhaps you'll find her blogs interesting:

Yours, John

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Re: Vikings as Heroes in the Modern Age

Postby David Kuijt » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 pm

re: Popularity, the two questions I have for people who respond to Bill's question are:

1. Which Viking Army? (Viking Raiders or Viking). They are very different.

2. Playing Historical Matchups or in General? Vikings being very non-mounted play very differently in period matchups than they do in Open play.

For me personally, I love Vikings (both the Raiders and the normal army), but I mostly play historical matchups.

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