Víkingr Attack!

"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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  • ShareburG 4y

    What a lovely scene, nice details all over.
  • Hawk Weisman 4y

    Oh fuck yes. THis is badass.
  • guidi2 4y

    Great
  • James Pegrum 4y

    Nice build and a good story line.
  • The Angus one 4y

    Olololololyougotexplore, Brilliant! Is this the one you mentioned to me the other day?
  • Catsy [CC] PRO 4y

    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.
  • Le pot-ager "Je suis Charlie" 4y

    Congrats on Explore !
  • Ilia Alshanetsky PRO 4y

    great capture
    jtc
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  • Harry Russell 4y

    suddenly I'm appreciating explorebots for the Proust quotage. Huh.
  • Medieval Guy 4y

    Great build!
  • Giulia Fiori PRO 4y

    Amazing shot!!
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  • Shadow Viking 4y

    Thanks everyone! :)

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

    Catsy [CC]
    I think it would work better with more, but yeah... I agree. Oh well.

    Harry Russell
    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

    The Angus one
    Probably, I think I did mention it yeah.

    Matthew Novosad
    No, but funnily enough I did come across that mod recently and it really makes me want to get that game
  • Shadow Viking 4y

    ...no thanks...
  • Melisenda2010 PRO 4y

    Nice!
  • Marcello Dalla Rena PRO 4y

    Very nice
  • Kim 4y

    this is the most interesting photo from the 4th :3
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    Congrats on Explore!

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