This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
A short progress update on my Viking Warband for use with the new Saga ruleset. Saga uses a simple point system where each force is worth one point and the quality of the troops drives the number you get per unit - Hearthguard (elite) have 4 figures per unit, Warriors (average) have eight and Levies (poor quality) have 12. My Viking Warband will feature 3 units of Hearthguard, including one of beserkers and a unit of warriors. I'm not sure how the unit will do on the table top but it should be fun to field.
Here's a shot after a few hours of painting. I still need to do the details, including shields and straps but there was some good progress this morning. The figures are a mix of Gripping Beast metals and plastics. I'm planning to use some of my Dacians as stand in for a test game next week.