Sure, start a new period. There are never too many!
It's going to be a small one, honest! I got these 28mm Gripping Beast hirdmen in exchange for some Baker Company winter war figures maybe a year ago and thought it's high time to paint some of them. I aim for a warband of maybe 30 figures plus a longship to represent a force of viking raiders.
They paint up easily but the shields take some time to do if you want to get fancy.