For the Big Day of the Britannia 600 AD Campaign John Mclennan chose Mercian. Or more accurately Mercians were the only option left when John chose.
John was the most efficient of the players. He bought the basis of his army from ebay. He did add a few items, e.g. the camp and possibly other elements (Hero and/or God??) and did the basing.
All foot figures appear to be Essex. Not sure about cavalry. Tents are from Baueda Wargames supplied by em4 Miniatures. Painter is unknown, except as mentioned below. Basing by John Mclennan.
Realistic Troops of the DBA Army (DBA III/24a)
John fielded the official DBA army with one minor tweak – where given the choice of 1x3Cv or 4Wb he took both, and lost a Spear unit to compensate. He also had to borrow the archer stand.
DBA. III/24a. Middle Anglo-Saxon. 617AD-700AD
Official: 1x4Wb (Gen), 1x4Wb, 6x4Sp, 2x4Sp or 7Hd, 1x2Ps, 1x3Cv or 4Wb; Arable
1-3 x 4Wb (Gen) (Warband) – Hird
Unlike others in the campaign John elected to use the Hird as Warband, and he took the full complement.
6 or 8x4Sp (Spears): Select Fyrd
Actually John only fielded 7 Spear elements for the campaign. .
0 or 2 x 7Hd (Hordes) – Great Fyrd
Didn’t take them.
0 or 1 x 3Cv (Riders) – Mounted Hird
Sorry John, I didn’t notice the bent spear on – should have straightened it up during the photo shoot.
1 x 2Ps (Shooters) – Archers
John was short of a stand of archers, and borrowed one from the King of Powys so these boys were painted by Rich Wilcox.
Camp / Stronghold
These are Anglo-Saxon Geteld from Baueda Wargames supplied by em4 Miniatures.
Fantastical Elements for HOTT
John didn’t field these, but had them on hand just in case. I particularly like the Twin Brothers as a God.