Shield designs registered by groups. On this page are all the designs used by existing groups, please do not select one of these for your dsign unless you are a member of that group. We also have a Register of former Group shield designs - these may be available for re-use but please speak to the Battle Captain before doing so. If a shield design is not recorded here, please help us add to the record. If you are making a new design, please consult with the authenticity team.
Cwmwd Ial is based in North Wales and has been since 1990.
Cwmwd Ial's main shield design is a round shield (any size from small to large) featuring either a Cymric wheeled cross or a Cymric zoomorphic design.
Members are free to choose either type as long as the design utilises our group colours of white, yellow, blue & green on a brown field. Members are also permitted to use red in their design as long as it is used sparingly.
For later period Welsh shows (11th century) and shows where we portray Saxons (i.e. Hastings) we also utilise a tear drop kite shield. These tend to have a more standardised version of our Cymric wheeled cross utilising the group colour scheme.
Cwmwd Ial as a group also portrays Welsh forces of the later 12th Century. For these shows we utilise a Flat-top kite shield which was the technological successor of the tear drop kite from the previous century. The design on these shields is again more standardised but this time features a yellow and red Cymric cross of a cruciform nature on a brown field.
Dahrg de Belne
Galloway Longfhada are based in Dumfries, South West Scotland.
Glasgow are based in Glasgow, and have been since 1976
Third longship (Heritage - 2012 - 2016)
Hiberno Norse Verdigris green on white (any design)
Saxon Black & maroon with superimposed yellow knot. White personal runes.
Viking. Yellow & Blue serpents entwined on a green background
Viking Six red, black & yellow clockwise spirals or any other design.
Morvleydh is based in Cornwall and covers the Cornish and the Vikings
Based in the north of Cumbria - the Nord Idan Vikings takes it's name from the Eden Valley, and it's members are free to decide a persona that reflex the multi cultural society of 10th Century 'Cymry'.
As the name suggests Northumbria cover the entire North-East of England in the original Saxon kingdom of the same name. More accurately Northumbria cover the northern half of that territory, originally called Bernicia.
The Northumbria flag was one of the first to be mentioned in written records and our colours are based upon the description :-
"The flag is a mix of the colour of gold and spent blood". (i.e. blue to purple not arterial red)
Northumbrians were Angles pre the Viking settlement of York (C-866), and slowly became Anglo-Danish afterwards.
Plain blue shield ...................................... Typical Pattern Designs ..................................................................................... Typical Boar Pattern
Members are free to choose any shield design as long as colours are either only blue, or blue and gold/yellow.
Blues can be any shade providing that it is not too dark. Lighter shades are preferred. A mix of light and dark blues is allowed.
Designs can include depictions of the blue boar providing that it is not too ornate.
Later period kite shields should have the same colours and patterns.
Any design other than a single light blue colour, or patterns of the traditional quartered or propeller types requires pre-approval by the group leader and/or the authenticity officer.
Ordgar members are allowed to create their own version of the St Cuthbert style cross as long as it uses our colours (bright yellow and dark red or burgundy) and as long as it is still clearly recognisable as our design.
Viking Green & white curved quarters
Ousekjarr are nominally based in Cambridgeshire, and were established in 1994.
Based in Cumbria
Spears of Andred
Anglo-Dane Red & white, any design.
Vikings of Mann
Viking, Anglo Saxon
Hiberno-Norse White shield with thin red rim & red circle around the boss. Also, a red dragon can be added (optional)
The Kings Own Heavy Armour
11th Century Norman/Saxon
The Black Guard
The Viking yellow with a red Yggdrasil with black edging. Group colours can be added around the boss