For the Big Day of the Britannia 600 AD Campaign James Falkus chose Wessex Saxons. James went for a fairly straight army. Not quite the DBA official list, but fairly authentic.
All figures are from Essex. Painting by James.
Realistic Troops of the DBA Army (DBA III/24a)
DBA. III/24a. Middle Anglo-Saxon. 617AD-700AD
Official: 1x4Wb (Gen), 1x4Wb, 6x4Sp, 2x4Sp or 7Hd, 1x2Ps, 1x3Cv or 4Wb; Arable
James took Hordes and more Cavalry in place of half the Spears.
1-3 x 4Wb (Gen) (Warband) – Hird
6 or 8 4Sp (Spears) – Select Fyrd
James went for less Spears (4) and bulked them out with Hordes.
2 x 7Hd (Hordes) – Great Fyrd
As mentioned above James fielded Hordes in place of some of his Spear. In fact he took 5 elements.
0 or 1 x 3Cv (Riders) – Mounted Hird
James went for two rather than one.
1 x 2Ps (Shooters) – Archers
James based his Shooters as 4Bw rather than 2Ps, which is fair enough for HOTT, and took two elements.
Camp / Stronghold
James painted up Alfred (a Wessex man of course) burning the cakes. But he got the measurements wrong and the base was quite large. Because of that we didn’t use it on the table and didn’t take a photo. Maybe next time.
Fantastical Elements for HOTT
James took probably the least number of HOTT options. One Cleric stand – a nice tableaux of a blessing before battle.
Cleric: The blessing