I am using the Viking Raiders list for now, partly because I used it in the trial games, and partly because it gives me the chance to use one of my favourite saga characters, Egil.
One figure that impressed me in the first game was the skald. A lore master, teller of tales and user of wyrd powers. The Second Sight power was particularly useful in the first game, and I wish I had kept it.
The borrowed skald was a robed type with a staff; very Dark Ages wizard looking, but I wanted something that emphasised a youthful wanderer, quite able to take care of himself in the wilds if need be. He also had to have the equipment listed (leather byrnie, shield and short sword).
Digging around I found the following;
Conquest Games Medieval Archers provided the body and the arms, the head was from the Gripping Beast Dark Age Warriors set, the scabbarded short sword was from Wargames Factory, though any sword would do, I liked this one as it was noticeably shorter than the ones on the Gripping Beast Vikings sprue. Mantic Games' elves provided a (slightly anachronistic) harp.
All stuck together with green stuff to aid the position of his left arm and provide a neck; Gripping Beast and Conquest bodies and heads don't play nicely together without assistance.
Once everything is set and dry I'll get round to painting him. He will get a shield slung across his back once he has been painted.
I am particularly pleased with his pose; not fighting, but proclaiming something. No doubt he has just played a chord on his harp and is telling the saga of his lord.