Our mercenary squad Gunnar was established in January 2008 by separating of Viking Olomouc part of group Orcae Ita, which was establish in 2002 and had two chapters, Viking one in Olomouc and Great Moravia one in Hradec Králové. The ways of these two chapters was so much detached by the time, that after friendly agreement, the Olomouc one separated and called itself Gunnar.
Gunnar is reconstructing life and fight of Vikings, mainly of Sweden in 9.-10. century. Our ambition is to re-enact elite mercenary Viking squad, which traveled mainly in Eastern Europe and used to be hired to monarch’s guards.
We are going on the way of living-history, which means, that we use only period faithful materials, costumes, equipment, dishes and so on.