Friday, December 30, 2011

SAGA - Saxon Thegns from Gripping Beast Plastics

Well, if you are counting this is our third post in the SAGA series. Last time we showed you the new miniatures from Gripping Beast. This time we have a few of the Saxon Thegns painted for your viewing pleasure. Also had a chance to check out the rest of the rules and got a few test games in.

First off, the Thegns!

Here are the first four we have painted. In SAGA this would be 1 point of Hearthguard. These guys are the most powerful retainers in your warband so there are fewer of them.
These guys are 28mm and tough to get a grip on let alone paint! However, we never pass up a challenge. Here's a size comparison for those who are unfamiliar with the scale.

Joshua did the early Saxon Bear Claw design on this shield.

Here's a few more images of the axe wielding Saxon

Here's another Saxon wielding an axe.
His shield design is somewhat plain compared to the Bear Claws.
This swordsman has a red and white falcon motif on his shield.

The last guy is the leader from the box set, cape and all.

The shield was inspired by the gripping beast and Celtic knot designs. Probably not historically accurate, but it came out nice.
Here's the four finalists ready for action.

In our next post we'll review some basics in the SAGA game. We'll even give you a few reports on battles fought between the Vikings and Anglo-Danish warbands.

We'll try to have additional models painted too. In the staging area we have another 4 Hearthguard ready and 10 Warriors armed with spear and shield. That will make up 3 of the 4 points needed for a starting warband.

Until the next time, have a great battle!
The Old Crow

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