Rather belatedly, here's the final group (for now) of Vikings for my SAGA Warband. These represent two points worth of Hearthguard - four with the usual sword/axe and shield, and four with Dane axes. Unfortunately, the Viking faction doesn't get any special rules for Dane axes (you have to play as Anglo-Danes for that...) but the figures are too cool not to include.
As previously stated, the intention with the Hirdmen was to distinguish them from the basic Warriors with their shield designs. These all feature rather more complex freehand designs than the Warriors, mostly utilising raven and serpent designs. I think my favourite though is the blue and white knotwork shield - it looks impressive (I think) but was actually one of the simpler shields to paint!
This fearsome fellow is deputising as my warlord until I paint a couple of proper character figures up. Given his performances in our first set of SAGA games, that will be sooner rather than later!