Monday, 29 September 2014

Saga: Anglo-Saxons (The Good Guys)

Attacking the "Plastic Mountain" update: 

Now the 28mm plastic Sparabara have been assembled (though not yet painted) I am looking at the other plastic 28mm figures left "in the loft". Next up was a box of unmade unarmoured Anglo-Saxons (from Wargames Factory) to bulk up the old metal Gripping Beast collection (started circa 1999, finished painting in 2005) and the existing Wargames Factory plastics I have already made (but not yet painted), with the intention of creating a Saga Warlord Faction of six units (see below):

The "Yaeton" Faction Order of Battle:
  • Unit 1: 12 x Unarmoured Levy Spear/Sword/Axe (Painted)
  • Unit 2: 8 x Warriors Armoured Spear/Sword/Axe (Assembled but unpainted)
  • Unit 3: 4 x Hearthguard Armoured Spear/Sword/Axe + 1 Warlord (Painted)
  • Unit 4: 4 x Hearthguard Armoured Spear/Sword/Axe (Assembled but unpainted)
  • Unit 5: 8 x Warriors Armoured Spear/Sword/Axe (Assembled but unpainted)
  • Unit 6  12 x Unarmoured Levy Spear/Swords/Ax (Unassembled)
  • 1 x Unarmoured Man with Horn (Painted)
  • 2 x Unarmoured Spear/Sword/Axe (Painted)
  • 2 x Armoured Spear/Sword/Axe (Assembled but unpainted)
  • 4 x Unarmourd Bow (Unassembled)
Note: I would have liked to form a unit of Levy Bow (12 figures required), but I need to acquire 8 more figures. Missile weapons although not a direct battle winner as per the Persian army would at least weaken selected foes prior to the hand-to-hand and make your opponent initiate the attack in disadvantageous circumstances.

The Warlord's Hearthguard Formation is shown in close-up (see below):   

My other fully painted formation is the Levy Spearmen (although I could also mix in a couple of painted axe and swordsmen for a little variety). These go back to when I was trying to perfect the three-tone technique as promoted by the Games Workshop paint range of yore in the early 2000's (see below):

Note: The shield patterns came specifically from the Shieldwall Warhammer Historical booklet.

The goal remain to have at least assembled a "full force" and play a game of Saga. A middle term goal is to acquire enough (8) unarmoured bow from some source to field a missile unit too. 

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