Dark ages Volume 3

The Vikings In Ireland
Your introductory guide to the Viking invasions of Ireland; the tribes they battled with for supremacy, and the history of their struggle for control of the Emerald Isle.

Heathens At the Gate
A look at Viking and Irish armies and the warfare they employed in Dark Age Ireland, followed by two scenarios for running tabletop battles using marauding Vikings against the resilient Irish.

The Plain of the Bull
The Battle of Clontarf is one of the touchstones of Irish history, a defining event of the kind that – like Hastings in 1066 – has accrued so much legendary material that the actual facts have been overwhelmed by a simpler mythic version of the event. In this article Howard Whitehouse explores the history and presents a scenario for gaming the battle.

How To Build an Early Irish Christian Church
The Irish monastic buildings from our theme period had a unique look and will add a great deal of character to your tabletop. Model-making supremo Paul Davies gives you a step-by-step guide to knocking up a early Christan church.

Painting up your Vikings
To conclude our Viking coverage for this month, this article provides you with several ideas and guides to painting different aspects of your Viking and Irish figures.

The Battle of Brunanburh, 937 AD
To conclude our Viking coverage for this month, this article provides you with several ideas and guides to painting different aspects of your Viking and Irish figures.

Sven Forkbeard – The Last Danish Viking
When Bo Penstoft of The Army Painter cast his eyes around looking for a new wargaming project he focused on one of his Dark Age kinsmen – Sven Forkbeard. In this article Bo charts the progress of his army from concept to completion.

Viking Dawn
After watching this convention game come together in our online series of articles, we can now learn about the driving narrative behind the battle played out at Huzzah earlier this year.

6mm Ireland
Colin Patten reveals several marvellous 6mm displays he has been working on for the Waterford Museum in Ireland.

Wooden Oaths
Hot on the heels of the release of the new Northern Fury supplement for SAGA, we visited Gripping Beast HQ and playtested the new Wooden Oaths multi-player scenario contained in the book.