Crossbow units reduce the armor value of their target by 1. Unfortunately, they suffer a -1 to their armor value in melee due to their cumbersome equipment. I'll greatly enjoy turning enemy units into pincushions as they approach and then I'll be quite sad when they get sucked into melee. Crossbow count as warriors so they're easier to activate than levy archers, they generate a Saga die (levy archers don't) and they get more dice per figure for shooting. They seem like an obvious first choice for any Norman warband!
|I painted 8 but count only 7 in the pic. Hellooooo?|
|Queue Monty Python's "How Not to be Seen."|
All Gripping Beast figures. Army Painter Strong Tone painted on, not dipped. I put a coat of Future polish over the top over the highlights for protection, followed by Liquitex Matte Medium to take the shine off. Basing is Woodland Scenic ballast- 50% Fine, 50% Medium. And since these metal figures are prone to tumbling around in the box I'm storing them in, I ordered up Litko magnetic bases for the 25mm disks.
Next week, I'll get my Vikings on the tabletop at a small local Con, followed by food and beers with my friends. I'm thinking the whole event will look something like the picture below. Ah, life is good!