Saturday, March 17, 2018

Goths for the Grand Melee

We're closing in on my favorite gaming event of the year, Adepticon's SAGA Grand Melee. Friends, whiskey and 3 days and nights of SAGA. What's not to love? I got 11 games in last year and by Sunday, my brain was quite tired and happy. 

So, how did I end up switching to Goths at the last minute? After 3 months of playing and losing with my Early Saxons, I bailed on them. I just couldn't puzzle out the board. Winning isn't everything but losing all of your games is a letdown. I know because I used to run Gauls in Field of Glory tournaments.  Scrambling for an alternative, I decided my Saxons could pass for Goths. Bonus, I managed to win my first game with them! I rushed a warlord and 12 Footsore Goths through my painting queue. Once again, the Footsore sculpts are superb. I like these fellows so much I'll field all of them in Chicago. 

After the Grand Melee, our local Saga players will transition over to Saga v2. And I'll get started on painting a new Footsore Viking or Norman warband. Life is good!




22 comments:

  1. Lovely work, Monty - and remember, Fortune favours the bold!

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    1. Thanks Evan! With the Goths, you have to be bold.

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  2. Cracking work Monty. Enjoy your Grand Melee!

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    1. Thanks Michael, counting down the days!

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  3. Wonderful looking warband, Monty. Coincidentally, I am scheduled to attend a Lion Rampant tournament next Saturday.

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    1. Thanks Dean! Oh, I want to hear about it. Should be great fun for both of us.

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  4. Very nice, Monty. They really pop!

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  5. Nice all the way around, paint, shiels, and bases.

    Good luck at Adepticon! Look forward to your AAR:)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Kevin, thanks! If I can go 3 and 3, I'll be a happy man. Oh heck, I'll be happy no matter the results.

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  6. Colorful and very nice job Monty!

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  7. Very nicely painted figures. What do you think of Saga 2V? Before I go and shell out lots of bucks I would like to know how they play. Having all of the saga rules sets with no one interested to play in my area. Is part of my problem.

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    1. Thanks Gary! I got to play a couple of games of v2 and loved it. Its smoother, simpler and all the boards rebalanced. I hope you can find someone to play against.

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