Time for some eye candy. The visually beautiful Witchhunters site has a gallery called Norsemen: The Ice People that I ran across while looking for inspiration for the Viking armies that I’m about to paint.
The classic, completely a-historical, over-the-top Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine adventure film from 1958 is up on YouTube.
Vikings Quest is a decision making game from the BBC. In it, you take on the task of outfitting a Viking raiding party and . Along the way, you’ll also learn quite a bit about Viking life.
From Shieldwall Games, Skjaldborg is a set of free wargames skirmish rules for ancients through medievals. They look like they’d be best for dark ages — and especially Vikings! It is very professionally presented in a pdf file and has some interesting rules mechanisms. My favorite part is how all of the charts work the same. You start in a base column and then shift left or right depending upon the situation. The modifiers are presented below the appropriate chart, with little arrows telling you which way to shift.
I’ve saved this one to my hard drive. It’s a must-try in my Viking project.
Pigs and Glory is a campaign game for a Viking campaign.