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.
I managed to finish up a small (4 point) Viking Warband to use with the Saga ruleset. This force consists of a single Warlord, 3 units of Hearthguard (elites) and one unit on Bondi Warriors (Regulars). I have another unit of Bondi Warriors to add to the force at a later date.
Here's the first unit of Hearthguad - all plastic Gripping Beast Vikings. I tried my hand at painting shields and lets just say I need some more practice. I did check with Ernie and Barb at Architects of War and they just got in some more Little Big Man transfers - whew! I did try to keep the shield designs the same for each unit to help keep things organized on the tabletop.
My second unit of Hearthguard are Viking Beserkers, all metal Gripping Beast models. Beserkers get extra attack dice but at a cost of lower armor values.
The third and last unit of Hearthguard, also Gripping Beast plastics.
Here's the big man himself, my warlord. I have yet to settle on a fittingly blood curdling name, but don't worry one will be found in good time.
Lastly, the 8 figure unit of Bondi Warriors (Gripping Beast metals). I like the stark black and white shield design.
I'm looking forward to trying these lads out on the tabletop in the next week or so. Now it's on to their Norman foes!