The Irish are tough as nails in Saga. Armed with javelins and a battleboard that amps up shooting, they'll bleed our an opponent with deadly missile fire. Sons of Dana allows them to shoot out of terrain even when they don't have a unit in it. Imagine one minute you're walking next to some trees and the next, you've got a javelin in your backside!
When I start a new painting project, I'll often lead with my favorite unit from the bunch. I love the energy of these Gripping Beast figures so they were the first on the painting table. The Irish can field up to 8 Irish Wolfhounds. The hounds move as fast as mounted units and they're not slowed down by terrain. That makes them a fast moving left hook and another reason to avoid terrain. Javelins and man eating dogs, how much worse can it get? Whenever I go against the Irish with my Vikings or Normans, it always turns out badly for me.
terra firma studios. Shield transfers and the banner are by LBMS. I kept the painting schemes fairly simple for the warriors, saving the tartan for the hearthguard in the next round.
The Source Comics and Games with the Normans facing off against the Vikings. There was a steady flow of onlookers to our table and I might have picked up 2 new converts to the system. While it's a challenge to book a table at the store, the foot traffic and the compliments on my painting make it worthwhile!