A random series of articles on war gaming in 40K, FOW and other systems. The headings are, WiP; Conversions and models in various states of assembly. PiP; Paint works on various models. Mission Critical; scenarios or missions to bring a bit of a twist to a normal game. MiA; rules for units and characters that could/should/might appear in a game. Dig In; How to guides on making various types of terrain for different game systems. Sit Rep; Battle reports and after action reports on games played

Monday, October 13, 2014

PiP (Saga): Going Welsh

The start of a Saga
Just some work in progress shots of my Welsh Saga warband. The models come from Gripping Beast 4 point Welsh Warband. The sculpts are a bit stiff but they have a certain charm. The paint is vallejo. It is a bit of a change in painting style to go from 15mm W2 regular infantry to 28mm Dark Age irregulars. I had also forgotten the joys of spear pricks while handling "primitive models". The band is nearing finish with some touch-ups and transfers required.

These guys jumped to the top of the painting queue are reading Bernard Cromwell's Saxon Stories

Based, ready to be primed
warlord in the making( In hindsight I would have liked to have added a second model to the base with his banner)
warrior unit
Second warrior unit
Levy unit
Wip warband
It is interesting painting these guys and the models have had more than one painitng seesion. Genberally trying to nail the look of the warband. I see the levy and the warrior having varies shades of brown colors while the henchmen having a bit more color and then finally the warlord is the bright of the band
Plain Brown levy

The henchmen need a bit more work. Mainly reaplcing the red clothes with something a bit more muted

White sheilds awaiting transfers

That is all for now, thanks for stopping by


Frank O'Donnell said...

They look good mate, I play saga a couple of times with Greg & it's a fun little game.

Paul Waechter said...

Looking great! I followed a similar scheme with my Normans, figuring the wealthier troops could afford the fancier, brighter clothes. The Welsh are a real handful to face in SAGA. Their abilities to affect the enemies movement and mess with his plans are not to be underestimated!

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