Maredudd ab Owain, King of the Britons, is a Hero for the Welsh faction in SAGA. Maredudd was plagued by Viking raiders during his reign. In 987, Godfrey Haroldson raided
Anglesey, killing thousands and taking a thousand more as captives. Maredudd was said to have paid a huge ransom to free his people. So you might say he was bit of a Welsh Moses! If the ransom story is true, he was an remarkable fellow.
|"Say Anything," the 987AD version.|
The King was a challenge to paint. The detail was very fine and the cloak was quite flat. For a time, I hit a wall and had to set him aside. It didn't help that I recognized the scowl on the King's face. I saw that look every time I helped work on my dad's car and handed him the wrong tool. Despite the difficulties in painting up my father, I did get to the finish line and that's enough on some days.
Last bit, Gripping Beast wagons for SAGA!
|"These damn nags follow me where ever I go! "|
We've started a new campaign of Maurice with 8 players. The campaign rules are what make Maurice special, and there is a great deal of variety in the 8 armies in this campaign. I'm looking forward to fielding my Turks again, and playing The Sultan. To get in character, I read The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire. It was a decent read and I'll try to avoid making the mistakes of Sultan's past. I'm quite sure I can top them with new, better ones!
Love the Warlord! And his bard too. Fantastic painting, mate :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Yori, I appreciate it!Delete
Greate painting and additions to your Saga collection !ReplyDelete
Nice to see that you adding come civillians to !
Best regards Michael
Thanks Michael! In about a year, I'll be where you were a year ago in my Saga collection. I'll look around and you'll be onto another 3 projects!Delete
Stunning paintjob on the king and his bard. Really like the Charts too... think I've to get me some myself.ReplyDelete
Thanks Moiterei, I appreciate that. He was a bit of a bugger but all's well that ends well. :-)Delete
Those wagons are pretty sweet, Monty, and I nearly snorted my tea at the "Say Anything" line. Excited to hear about the Maurice reboot. Are you guys tracking the campaign anywhere online?ReplyDelete
I was dating myself with that line and I'm glad at least one viewer got it! I owe you quite a few LOLs, BTW.Delete
We're not tracking the campaign on line outside of a Google + drive. ;-)
Great painting Monty!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray! You have a big event tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!Delete
Really great paint job! Looking forward to your AAR's on the Maurice campaign.ReplyDelete
Thanks Christopher! We've got some very interesting armies in the mix so I do hope to get a good AAR or 2 out of it!Delete
Very nice work on Maredudd there - clearly the face of a man who doesn't suffer fools gladly. He might be getting just a little tired of that bard following him around and singing his praises 24/7...!ReplyDelete
Thank's Ev! I wouldn't want to piss off the King of the Welsh, or really, any Welsh at all. Not one with a 2 handed axe.Delete
Great looking Vikings and wagons, Monty. The campaign sounds very interesting too - anything with the Ottomans are cool. Best, DeanReplyDelete
Thanks Dean! And holy cow, I just peeked and see you have more Empire fantasy up. Time to see what you've done!Delete
Excellent choice of colors and outstanding brushwork on the faces. Those are two REAL characters.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonathan! They do make a pair. One happy, one not so much!Delete
you are the King of the Hill ! ( our wives say Ill;-) )
great paint work!congratulations!
you done a King, you done carts, will you do a Guillotine for him and his court ?? ;-)
gilles " Robespierre hidden son ;-) "
Gilles, you always make me laugh! Funny you mention Robespierre and the Gullotine as this week, I was comparing work to the French Revolution. And my son is walking around singing showtunes from Les Miserables too. Something is in the air for sure!Delete
I really like the king, he's looking very strong and fierce, and you did a great job with it Monty...And I have no word for the wagons, looking wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Phil! I really enjoyed your last Napoleonics AAR.Delete
If you need help just let me know.ReplyDelete
Thanks Artar, I'll keep it in mind!Delete
Nice figs and best luck with your ottomans - just avoid the Croat named Zrinyi and you'll be fine.ReplyDelete
Thanks Andras! Zrinyi is a fascinating character.Delete
Very nicely done.ReplyDelete
Hi Monty. Could the king be scowling because of the short haft on that axe? More a hand-and-a half than a two-handed weapon! I do like the size comparison between the bard and the warrior-king. Very nice figures, very well done.ReplyDelete
A woodchuck got into the armory and shorten the haft. That's the bard's story at least. Thanks Brent!Delete
Your Saga pieces have so much character and life. Great work!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonathan! It is nice to get a few "characters" in a warband. I do think they'll add a bit of color!Delete
He's got great character Monty, I too have flashbacks with that expression!ReplyDelete
Lol, old school dad's. When men were men, eh?Delete
Great work as usual! I can't decide if I like the Maredudd model or not, but your painting is of course excellent.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonas. It was tricky but all's well that ends well!Delete