4 days and 12 hours till I travel to Chicago for Adepticon and the US SAGA Grand Melee. This year, I'm in 3 events and co-running a 4th. Thursday is a Legends of Camelot narrative organized and hosted by Joe Rogers of Saga Thorsday fame! Friday I'm co-running the Age of Vikings doubles. Saturday is the Age of Crusades and Sunday we finish with Age of Vikings. Sooooo excited! We have a bunch of regulars who turn out every year. This is my one opportunity to catch up and game with Sagamites from all over the US and abroad too.
The author of SAGA, Alex Buchel, will be attending this year! Each night, I'll be down in the Great Hall for Night Saga. Night Saga includes libations, chill games and loads of laughs.
Here's my Welsh warband on a new display board. It's a bit simple because I'm using it for 3 events and warbands. I'll use it for Bolt Action too. If you're attending Adepticon this year, pop into the Saga Great Hall and say hello!
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Today's post is a quick bit of fun that turned out nicely! These are Gripping Beast's "Penda the Pagan" and his second. I based them up separately to run them as Hengist and Horsa for my early Saxons. The fellow with the spear was a bit boring until I dug up my "Murder of Crows" from Zombicide. Now I've got the "Raven Whisperer." The Viking Runestones are from Fenris Games. The Odin Berserker is an Isle of Lewis chesspiece from Etsy with an eye carved out. All in all, a nice bit of color.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
This project started with 48 Footsore Arabs in my painting queue. I was looking for a way to put them on the table and looking through Saga's Age of Crusades book, I saw the Mutatawwi'a got a much-improved battleboard. I painted the warriors using the Andrea Color Black Set of 6 dropper bottles starting with black and 5 progressively brighter highlights. You don't have to use all 5 highlights. I used a black base and 2-3 highlights and highly recommend this set.
a consistent, fanatical look.
GB Mutatawwi'a camel riders. In keeping with "taking the black," I did the saddle/pillow rugs in black. I do love the look of camels so after painting these, I bought some more.
Warlord Games Roman Imperial camel riders modified for the Crusader era. I dremeled away the Scutums and added appropriate Crusader-era shields.