Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saga Vikings - The Warlords

Hi everyone,

Today I start a new journey into Saga and the Dark Ages.  So it is only appropriate to kick off this new project with a dedicated blog series.

To launch off these posts I am starting with the Vikings - specifically the Warlords.  Now my Viking army is made up of 99% from the Wargames Foundry range. I found these miniatures to be the most characterful out there.  I also like their size and the fact that they are metal.

Having said that, they do suffer from some of the casting defects of Warlord Games and Mantic Games, but since they are more 'organic' in subject - they are more easily fixable.

For the Vikings I have two warlords - one 4 inch base with one figure and one 5 inch base with 2 figures.  I went down this route because although base size is rather inconsequential, the rules do specify that unmounted warlords should not be on a base wider than 4 inches.

The first picture below, is my single-based warlord - the 'game legal' one.  Wargames Foundry named him Harold Finehair (I know, I know) but I think I can come up with something better. I added a treasure chest and placed a shield resting on it. Besides a wider base, I also gave it a higher one in order to emphasize his importance.
My second warlord is probably my favourite.  This is the leader I will use unless my opponent has any objections.  His name on the Wargames Foundry site is Rollo the Ganger - much better! The figure itself is imposing and bigger than a standard viking and is is very beardy to boot.  I think he looks real nice for a leader of a skirmish warband.

I also added a standard bearer which I converted from one of my huscarls.  I think this extra model will help frame the warlord and make him look more imposing. The banner is from Little Big Men Studios.




Next week I will start to look at the units, so stay tuned.  Until then, farewell and good health as always.





   NR

2 comments:

  1. Shall look forward to seeing these painted up!

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  2. Thanks for the comment and I apologize for the late reply but I only go online in the weekend. I will try to get my Vikings painted up as soon as possible but I am a slow painter!

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