Maredudd ab Owain, King of the Britons, is a Hero for the Welsh faction in SAGA. Maredudd was plagued by Viking raiders during his reign. In 987, Godfrey Haroldson raided
Anglesey, killing thousands and taking a thousand more as captives. Maredudd was said to have paid a huge ransom to free his people. So you might say he was bit of a Welsh Moses! If the ransom story is true, he was an remarkable fellow.
|"Say Anything," the 987AD version.|
The King was a challenge to paint. The detail was very fine and the cloak was quite flat. For a time, I hit a wall and had to set him aside. It didn't help that I recognized the scowl on the King's face. I saw that look every time I helped work on my dad's car and handed him the wrong tool. Despite the difficulties in painting up my father, I did get to the finish line and that's enough on some days.
Last bit, Gripping Beast wagons for SAGA!
|"These damn nags follow me where ever I go! "|
We've started a new campaign of Maurice with 8 players. The campaign rules are what make Maurice special, and there is a great deal of variety in the 8 armies in this campaign. I'm looking forward to fielding my Turks again, and playing The Sultan. To get in character, I read The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was a decent read and I'll try to avoid making the mistakes of Sultan's past. I'm quite sure I can top them with new, better ones!