Cool thread wilko!

Yes in this example it is clear that in old times people didnt have national feelings like today so bands of warriors were always of mixed origins. That is basic fact throughout history. In modern terms these Jomsvikings remind me of Blackwater USA. Blackwater was also composed of mixed nationalities especially Yugoslav's etc.

I think unwritten motto of ancient warrior bands would basicaly be: Whoever give's us more gold we will fight for him.