After going through my reference books*, I started to book mark each page with a full length picture and picking 5 or 6 models from my backlog I started painting each batch to match a picture. Three batches in and I have a decent amount of figures ready to go, blue, cream and green seem to have been my go to colours so far, so my next couple of batches will be from very different looking images to keep the variety going, because, unlike what the tv wants us to think, Vikings wore some seriously bright colours.
*And spending money in Osprey's sale on more
Hurscarls - a mix of Shield Wall and Crusader Miniatures
Archers - all Crusader Miniatures
Bondi - all from Gripping Beast, Shield Wall or Bad Squiddo at this point