Vikings for hire, ruthless mercenaries who strike fear into their enemies. The elite special forces in service to a foreign ruler. Conquering unruly territories across the great byzantine empire. They are known The Varangian Guard. But its one partic... (more)ular man who will solidify their place in history. He will develop tactics that will form warfare across the Mediterranean. Hardrada's string of victories will show The Varangian Guard to be one of the most exceptional special forces of all time.