I love the viking warlords that Saxon Miniatures has. Having started painting my Saxon army, I decided to pickup their Warlords to add a bit more character to the army.
This is a pretty cool selection of miniatures. Not all of them are pictured as I pulled out three of them to add to my crusaders army as they look more Norman like with kite shields.
I really like the poses on these, some are dynamic, some are majestic. Details are sharp and crisp. There is not a lot of flash on the miniatures. The only things that are kind of rough are the ones with the capes. The capes requires sanding, filing, and scraping to smooth out the casting. Other than that I think they will paint quite well. As you can see, I don't really like metal spears, so I switched those out using some left overs from the Gripping Beast plastics.
The one above and to the left is King Alfred. Pretty neat miniature.
So how do the models look when compared to other manufacturers:
Below left to right: Saxon Mini, Perry crusader, Saxon Mini, Conquest Games Norman, Foundry Viking, Perry Mini.
Below: Foundry Viking, Saxon Mini, and Gripping Beast Metal
Below, left to right: Perry crusader, Saxon Mini, Conquest Games Norman, Foundry Viking, Saxon Mini
Below, left to right: Gripping Beast plastic Viking, Saxon Mini, Perry crusader, Saxon Mini, Conquest Games Norman.