Craig, thanks for the link to the Lindshammar site - that was a surprise! A nice one though, as I already have the Lindshammar Viking Ship, so he has transport and companions there.
Pip, thanks for the extra info re the Vikings... isn't it confusing?
Aine, wow! thank you, and yes please I'm interested in the whole story.
I wonder if the 12" tall one Glen mentioned may be a similar figure then? He looked even more regal than my Holmegaard one does!