Early Saxon Gedriht

The Gedriht were the oath sworn personal followers of the lord or chief, prepared to die in his service There would have been few of them in each warband and probably banded together in larger field armies. They would have been well armed and the majority would have worn a helmet and chainmail armour. The main weapon was the Gar, a 2.5 m long spear with an ash shaft (Old English, gar = spear). Many would have carried long slashing swords and hand axes.

Earlier in our period or in skirmishes, these professional troops may have carried small bucklers with a tough metal boss which was used as an offensive weapon rather than for defence. Later, they seem to have adopted the larger round shield and fought in the shieldwall style.


Approximately 28mm metal figures (they do vary slightly, as do humans!)

Supplied with appropriate weapons apart from spears.

Bases not provided.

Supplied unpainted and unassembled.

Don't forget that, unlike the SAGA packs, these packs do NOT come with spears or bases. If you need these, you can find them in our Figure Accessories section: http://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/Other_Products/Figure_Accessories

Figures supplied will be those illustrated BUT the weapons provided may vary from those illustrated.

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