John and his wife are master tournament organizers. When I saw John's 40K tournament this spring, I was awed by it's size, professionalism and organization. 35 tables preset with wonderful terrain, pro-painted armies, close to 100 attendants, digital clocks, organizers on the floor and loads of swag. In contrast, we can hardly get 6-8 guys out for our historical game days. All the hard work is paying off as interest in the event is very high. All signs point to an amazing day of SAGA, great company and beer. I can't wait!
I've been running my Norse-Gael warband to warm up for the big event. In what may be a sign of things to come, I'm finding it hard to earn a victory with these barefoot fellows. The NG battleboard requires good dicing during personal challenges to unlock many of their abilities. Clearly, I need to get my hands on Eric's new SAGA dice because the ones I have are broken.
There is nothing quite like a big event to power up one's painting mojo. Even though I have WW II and Old West aging out in the queue, I'm sticking to my Dark Age painting for a bit longer. For the last 16 Norman warriors, I chose a Reconquista color scheme. That makes these a down payment on my future Spanish warband for Crescent & the Cross.