One of my hobby goals for this year is to try to get back into the swing of putting some stuff on my blog. In order to make that happen with the demands of work/kids/life, I am going to try doing more quick and dirty posts…
So in that vein, here are some hastily done and somewhat washed out photos of some recent stuff I painted for Saga. These are largely in support of my Norman/Frank/Crusader forces.
Historicon returns to the Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center on July 14-17 this year. This year’s theme is “Cavalry, Mounted warfare through the ages”. Myself and a couple of my gaming buddies here in Winchester are making the trip and running a few games.
Since I’ve resuscitated the blog might as well keep going with an eye-candy post of my Normans for Saga. These are a mix of Conquest Games plastic Normans, Crusader, and Gripping Beast. This is a nice force for Saga as the same troops can be used as Normans, Capetian Franks, or as Crusaders from Crescent and Cross. I have been reading a good bit of the fascinating history of the Normans in Italy, so decided to give these a more arid basing scheme (which works well when fielding them as Crusaders as well).
This Saga game took place a while ago (well before the IABSM game in the last post) so I’m not going to try and dredge up the particulars from my addled brain, but I’ll hit the high points. For this one, we broke out the newly painted pigs, carts, and ponies and played The Escort, one of the scenarios in the Saga rulebook, with the Irish warlords serving to help the local monastery bring in supplies provided by their flock in the countryside. On the other side, a band of Vikings looks to score some quick loot and maybe knock a priest or two on the head in the name of Odin.
One of the more interesting looking of the generic scenarios in the Saga rules is The Escort, in which one force is attempting to escort a train of valuables to safety. The rules provide some very loose guidelines for the baggage elements in terms of size, but after that, it’s up to the imagination of the gamer as to what he wants to include. Read More…
A couple of buddies came over to my place for a game of Saga recently. After a short learning game in which Brett learned the dangers of leaving your warlord alone in a field with no lifeguard around him, we set up for the main event using the Battle at the Ford scenario from the Saga rulebook.