Friday, May 26, 2017

The Normans: The Warlords

Hi everyone,

As I continue to assemble my Normans for Saga, I am bringing you my two warlords for this faction.  Unlike the Vikings, Norman warlords can be mounted or dismounted.  I have prepared both types for my faction.

Overall, it is more advantageous if they are mounted, because you get more benefits when rolling Saga dice, but sometimes when facing shooty-armies you might want to consider the dismounted version.

So the first up is the mounted warlord.  I have mounted him on a 60mm base.  This is the maximum legal size for a mounted warlord in the game.  It also follows the philosophy I have taken up of mounting all these models for Saga on the maximum sized bases.  The figures were bought from the Foundry Miniatures and sculpted by Matthew Bickley from Casting Room Miniatures.

With the base this big, it opened up the opportunity of making a small vignette with three figures.  The warlord is obviously the mounted and with him he has two retainers.  The first is drawing his weapon and the other is wounded.  I think this really gives the subject interest and depth.

The second Warlord follows suit from my Viking warlord with two miniatures on a 40mm base.  These miniatures were bought in a pack of four from Gripping Beast. They are called the Norman Duke Retinue and they are very nice miniatures in my opinion.

I did have to do some modifications to the standard bearer in order to strengthen the grip on the banner and I also changed the sword-hand.  Nothing serious, just nitpicking!
So that is all.  I know, it was short and sweet, but that is all I can manage for this week unfortunately.  Until next time farewell and good health to one and all.


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