Monday, 11 February 2013


The gens Lambshead comes from South Devon, Ilsington on the edge of Dartmoor to be precise, since at least the late 15th Century. The paterfamilias of the Lambshead clan has often been called John. A John Lambshead is buried under the pulpit in Islington Church and another John lambshead took the loyal oath for his hundred after the Restoration. Although, I have to confess that I come from the branch of the family that emigrated to London.

All of which is a long-winded way of introducing the fact that I am a West Saxon and so have decided to build a Saxon warband for Dark Age Wargaming. First twenty off the 'ole production line shown above.


  1. Where are they John ? Some are on meadow, some on peat bog and some on estuary mud.

    1. There are places around Salcombe where you can stand in one place and hit those three terrain types (or their close ilk) with a cricket ball, arn't there ?

  2. Great work there John I hope to too have Saxons and Vikings painted soon