Jamie has got into SAGA and it looks pretty cool, especially after I stole to Rulebook from him yesterday. A good scrounge through my collection of half started projects yielded great results: A box of Crusader Miniatures plastic Norman Knights (which I was going to use for Impetus) as well as a box of Gripping Beast Saxons.
SAGA really doesn't need a lot of models to play and is a really simple (but deep) game. I think I am going to love it, as it slots right in with my "beer and pretzels" play style.
A few hours conversion work and bam: a 5 point army to take Jamie's Vikings on this Monday night;
- Comes Robert de Comines (Warlord!)
- 2 Units of 6 Knights (3pts of Hearthgaurd)
- 1 Unit of 8 Warriors with Spears and Shields (1pt)
- 1 Unit of 8 Warriors with Crossbows (1pt)
The two foot units are converted from Saxons. The Spear unit has spare Knight heads and a few Kite shields so they look the part, apart from the fact they are all in chain-mail, so are probably too heavily armoured.
Likewise the Crossbow unit are all converted, but I ran out Norman heads so used a mix of Saxon heads and some left over Ancient German helmeted heads. I also gave them all swords, so I figure they can be one of the many Mercenary units employed with the promise of lands in England.
Very much looking forward to painting this, though I also have an army to paint for Day of Days and the Iron Man Challenge, which looks like it will be an Italy Mid War Aufkalrungs Squadron. I am busy on the scrounge for more SdKfz 250 Halftracks (or US M2/3 Halftracks) as well as some armoured cars...
Cant wait for the game on Monday night!