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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Norse Gaels Set Sail

I started painting my Norse-Gaels in January of 2014 and just finished them two weeks ago. 72 figures is a lot for a SAGA warband but I wanted all options. With new warbands in the painting queue and others resting, I put these up for sale.  Since they went to a local player, I'll get to see them at our SAGA events.  Bonus, the $ will fund my airbrush setup now that I've picked out my hardware.
The Gripping Beast & Footsore Irish figures mix very well.  I recommend both for anyone painting Norse-Gaels.

I painted up a warlord with Dane Axe and one without.  A priest is very handy with this warband too.


Hearthguard with Dane Axe and without.  When running 20-30 warriors with Dane Axe, I tend to take my hearthguard without axes.  
 

I tend to leave my levy javelinmen at home.  Maybe the new warlord will give them a workout?  

Warriors without Dane Axes are javelin-armed and have a lower armor class to shooting.  Shooty warbands go after these lads first so be prepared. I do love the Footsore scuplt with the head! 

Warriors with Dane Axe.  I like to max out on these.  Buffed with abilities like Howling Axes and Slaughter, these fellows are deadly in 5 and 6 man units! 
I took these Norse Gaels to my first SAGA Grand Melee and they performed very well.  Painting and playing them was a blast but now they're off to serve a new warlord. Cheers, boys!


44 comments:

  1. Nice! I wager their new master is very pleased. Not only do you get cash for other projects but you will likely get to fight them in battle. To which MASTER will they remain loyal?

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    1. Good one Jonathan! Here's hoping it'll be me. ;-)

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  2. Awesome display of brush worked (figures) Norse Gaels! :o)
    Love the Banners too!

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil! That is my favorite banner to date.

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  3. Looks good and inspiring - I'm fitting to play them next and am painting some up myself.

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    1. Gabriel, good luck! they're a great faction to run. The biggest trick is to either emphasize challenge or the non-challenge abilities on your battleboard. When I mix the two, I seem to be about half as effective. Either way, these lads are deadly.

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  4. Great warband and it's good you'll still get to see them every so often :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin! It is nice to keep them local.

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  5. Really very nice. Great to see an entire collection like this.
    cheers

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    1. Thanks! Its a bit of a shame that the first time I get them all out for a group photo is just before I sell them.

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  6. Nice work on these Monty. Those Dane axes look fearsome!

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    1. Thanks Marcus! An all Dane Axe build is a really tough one for enemies to cope with.

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  7. Unreal Monty! Absolutely stunning warband and tough to play against too. I'm sure the new owner will be very proud to push these bad boys around the table mate!

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    1. Thanks Nate, they are quite tough! I got rolled by them at the club just recently. You think I'd know better but no...

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  8. Very cool, Monty - pity to part with them,but storage is finite!

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    1. Exactly! I don't know where I'd put it all if I didn't thin the lead herd.

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  9. Excellent Norse Gaels army!
    Fantastic colours, bases, Banners...
    Great work!

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  10. Awesome! Beautiful group + wonderful banners + great paintjob = WOW!!

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    1. Thanks Phil! I really enjoyed your groups foray into Bolt Action.

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  11. That is some stunning beautiful paintwork!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous mate as all your SAGA still is. I couldn't bear to part with them myself!

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    1. Thanks Michael, that means a lot to me!

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  13. Great work especially that banner that looks like its made from linen

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    1. Thanks Adam, that was a linen banner! A bit of a trial to paint but one of a kind when its done.

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  14. They are absolutely stunning Monty :)

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  15. What an achievement, fantastic job Monty, truly inspiring work.

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    1. Thanks so much Michael! It was good to see it through and hand it off.

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  16. Exellent looking warband !!!

    Love the linnen banner!

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    1. Thanks, the banner is my favorite yet! And thanks for the tips on painting linen banners too!

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  17. Lovely work, Monty!
    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  18. I do love the Footsore sculpts. You've painted these up a treat Monty. Sounds like they went to a good home too, which is a bonus.

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  19. They look awesome Monty! If I was in your shoes I'd have hated to let them go.

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    1. Thank! If I didn't let my painted minis go, I don't know where I'd keep them all. ;-)

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  20. A wonderful warband. Really an excellent result of your work!

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  21. Awsome looking warband Monty! I think you probably weep when you hand them over. BTW I'm also a fan of the two handed axe!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! I should have seen that coming with a name like Axebreaker. ;-)

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