Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Sons of Astragard

Since the discovery of the uncharted island name Astragard by the French dirigible Hyperion, the lost Viking civilization that has been cut off from the rest of the world for centuries is now making an impact at the end of the 19th Century in the world of In Her Majesty's Name.

 The French dirigible Hyperion at about 85°N 67°W.

Since their discovery the Vikings of Astragard will hire themselves out as mercenaries to governments and private organizations or will simply raid in locations throughout the world that catches opponents and targets completely by surprise.

 Viking Raiding Party.

Erik Niallson is one of the most imposing and ferocious of Viking leaders - he towers over ordinary men and has an intimidating stare that many in Astragard will swear are the "Eyes of Odin."  His constant companion is his wolf Fenrir who is officially classified as a War Poodle.

Erik Niallson and Fenrir.  Erik is a metal Gripping Beast miniature and Fenrir is a Space Marine War Poodle from Games Workshop.

Name: Erik Niallson
Pluck: 2+
Leadership: +2
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: +4
Shooting Value: +4
Talents: Inspirational, Fearless, Tough
Basic Equipment: The Spear of Odin +2 Weapon Bonus and -2 Pluck Penalty; Sword +2 Weapon Bonus and -1 Pluck Penalty
Armor: Ancient chain mail forged by Dwarfs (12)
Cost: 91 points

Name: Fenrir the Giant Wolf
Pluck: 5+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +2; Move 12" and Run 6".
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: N/A
Talents: Tough, Terrifying
Basic Equipment: Teeth and Claws +1 Weapon Bonus and -1 Pluck Penalty
Armor: Tough Fur (8)
Cost: 30 points

 Bersi Sk√°ldtorfuson the skald or bard of Astragard.  Figure is from Wargames Foundry's Late Roman range.
Name: Bersi Sk√°ldtorfuson
Pluck: 5+
Leadership: +1
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: +1
Shooting Value: 0
Talents: Medic, Erudite Wit, Inspirational (it's the sagas he will compose!), Intervention
Mystical Power: Clouding Men's Minds
Basic Equipment: Club Weapon Bonus +1
Armor: Brigadine
Cost: 46 points

 Bersi and Gunnbjorn the Beserker.  Gunnbjorn is a hard plastic Gripping Beast figure from their Viking Box set.

Name: Gunnbjorn
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +1
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: 0
Talents: Berserker, Fearless, Tough
Basic Equipment: Great Axe +2 Weapon Bonus and -2 Pluck Penalty,  Sword +2 Weapon Bonus and -1 Pluck Penalty
Armor: Chainshirt (10), Shield +1 to armor if using Sword
Cost: 46 points

 Viking Warriors from Astragard.  Gripping Beast hard plastic figures.

Name: Viking Warrior
Pluck: 4+
Leadership: 0
Speed: 0
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +1
Basic Equipment: Sword Weapon Bonus +2 and Pluck Penalty -1; Spear Weapon Bonus +2 and Pluck Penalty -1; Fighting Knife Weapon Bonus +1 and Pluck Penalty -1
Armor: Chainshirt and Shield (11)
Cost: 36 points

 Fenrir charges Chinese Imperial Soldiers.
 Now that Fenrir's belly is full he decides to take on the Yeti.


  1. Your IHMN world is really coming to life! I'll be interested to see how these chaps do against rifles!

  2. Surprisingly quite well. The track is to run and mob early which makes shooting hard and breaks them up.