Víkingr Attack!

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"Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal. But the good name never dies, of one who has done well." - Hávamál

After a series of delays, a lone longship travels to England to catch up with the Norse army, but makes landing much too far north, going inland on the Tyne. Lost and desperate for supplies, the Norsemen come across Brādwic, and make to attack.
As the englisc weapon-men rush to defend their village from the víkingar, a second prong runs in at their backs. Trapped in a vise, things look grim until the arrival of an english messenger bringing news that, on this day, Harald Hardrada has been killed at Stamford.

An entry for CCCIX

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  1. E-photograpy [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

    C O M P L I M E N T I !!
    Vista in esplora oggi 5/ Dicembre /2011 .
    ti invito a guardare il mio profilo
    F A N T A S T I C !!
    Seen in explore today 5/ December / 2011.
    Invite you to look at my profile

  2. ShareburG 40 months ago | reply

    What a lovely scene, nice details all over.

  3. нawк 40 months ago | reply

    Oh fuck yes. THis is badass.

  4. peggyjdb 40 months ago | reply

    Nice build and a good story line.

  5. Τristman 40 months ago | reply

    Olololololyougotexplore, Brilliant! Is this the one you mentioned to me the other day?

  6. Catsy [CC] 40 months ago | reply

    Dude, this is freaking awesome. The only thing that doesn't seem to work for me are the lime pieces in the landscape--I think they call too much attention to themselves, and would probably be better as a different green. Other than that, win.

  7. Dr. Ilia 40 months ago | reply

    great capture
    "Let us be grateful for people that make us happy, They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom" Marcel Proust
    Thank you for sharing your picture with the World Wide Open Group!!!

    ***Please remember to tag your photos with worldwideopen

  8. Hǻrry 40 months ago | reply

    suddenly I'm appreciating explorebots for the Proust quotage. Huh.

  9. Choollus 40 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!!
    Congrats on Explore!!

    [ via flickriver explore  --Choollus ]

  10. Shadow Viking 40 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone! :)

    Víkingr is the old norse form from which the modern word Viking is derived.

    I think it would work better with more, but yeah... I agree. Oh well.

    That's how they win you over- first they start quoting Proust, then they act all kind and philosophical, then they brainwash you and turn you into one of them.

    so very inspired by 1066, nearly to the point of copycat. I love that film

    Probably, I think I did mention it yeah.

    No, but funnily enough I did come across that mod recently and it really makes me want to get that game

  11. Shadow Viking 40 months ago | reply

    ...no thanks...

  12. |{imiduck 40 months ago | reply

    this is the most interesting photo from the 4th :3

  13. Garrett T Photography 40 months ago | reply

    Congrats on Explore!

    Jusk joking. It's me The Big Red Brick :p

  14. lordomighty 39 months ago | reply

    you inspired me to upload my pic take a look plz it will make my day

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