I have read through Blood Eagle using yesterday evening and quite a few hours today.
I REALLY like what I have gathered from the rules so far, and I am quite certain, this purchase will finally kickstart my Dark Age related painting and gaming!
Furthermore, needing only a handful minis for playing (down to 4-5), and having an open point system for creating your entirely own warbands, is a fantastic opportunity for painting just the way I like it - a little bit of this, and a little bit of that - and still be able to use the minis right away! My mind is already working on the Fellowship, and I don't see why I shouldn't be able to use the rules for medieval warbands too (points values are given for better armour than normally found in the Dark Age).
Warbands can then be upgraded to Lion/Dragon Rampant units along the way, and finally to God of Battles units (and/or other massed battle systems I might fancy).
Blood Eagle comes with the complete package; most of the north-western European cultures are covered, and it is possible to include christian miracles and pagan magic.
Added to this, there are rules for a lot of mythical creatures (mainly from Scandinavia, Britain, and Ireland), and even rules for creating warbands composed of these.
I need to read through the actual game rules once more, and then start constructing my first warband, before I write more about Blood Eagle - but my first impression gives me much hope for my future with it.