Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Releases for Saga from Gripping Beast..

We are fast approaching one of the UK's premier wargaming events, Salute, in London.

To coincide with this event, Gripping Beast are making some new releases for Saga...

Monday, April 6, 2015

A C&C Spanish army in plastic

Gripping Beast will soon have a Spanish army in metal for the SAGA "Crescent and Cross" game. You can see a picture of it below... it looks excellent from the picture. Are there any alternatives you can use?

Gripping Beast Spanish starter warband - link

Looking in my bitz boxes I came across a number of leftover Conquest plastic Knights and some foot soldiers. Can you use them to make a Spanish army? Read on....

Monday, March 30, 2015

AAR: Welsh v Irish in The Escort


A six point Dark Age setting game using "The Escort" scenario from the Saga rulebook (this has been errata since publishing).

Each side secretly bid for Defender. The Irish went five, the Welsh six.

Irish: basic Warlord and 5 points of Warriors (including a unit of Wolfhounds).
Welsh: basic Warlord, 1 point mounted Hearthguard, 1 point foot Hearthguard, 3 points Warriors, 1 point Levy bow.

The Irish became guardians of the baggage and got to deploy their five points of troops and baggage first then got to move first in Turn 1. The Welsh got the advantage of seeing where the enemy had deployed. Seems quite balanced in that respect.

First thoughts: The Irish have lots of potential Saga dice points (11!), the Welsh much less (7) so cannot afford to lose units. The Welsh put their archers in the centre behind cover, the Irish put two baggage on table side, the other on its own with their foot troops spread across the table.

The Table: (we chose to go with 6 terrain items and kept them M from every other item, one item touching a long table edge)

Note: Apologies for washed out images. The room seemed a lot brighter than the camera has been able to capture.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Baggage for "The Escort" scenario...

Some time ago I started to produce some baggage items to use in "The Escort" scenario for Dark Age Saga.

A while back I found some items had disappeared while out and about with my models and terrain. I decided to get what was left into shape and used.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Four of the Best... a newsy item

There's always something happening in the Gaming World and Saga is no exception...

Here are four things you may not have known about.... read on....

First up... The WWPD Saga Painting competition - yes it's on now and you can take part. It's your chance to win the Gripping Beast Mutatawwi'a starter set.... it really is a great set and would look great on your battlefield. What's more, the faction has some nifty rules to boot in the Crescent and Cross book!

All you have to do is paint a Saga unit of 4 to 12 models and post it up on the WWPD Saga Forum (see the link!)

Details are here.... LINK.

One of the Warlords from the 2013 competition... link

Monday, March 9, 2015

Model Review: Gripping Beast Milites Christi

It's time to take another look at some more models from Gripping Beast. This time those great folks at Beast towers have provided some 28mm metal Milites Christi models. Great for SAGA or any Crusader project!

Gripping Beast's Milites Christi 4 point Starter Warband

Monday, February 23, 2015

SAGA Painting Competition!

It has been a while since the last painting competition (almost 2 years!) and as part of this years WWPD4Vets charity efforts I want to announce something new!

All you Sagamites get your SAGA units out and start painting! Those lovely guys at Gripping Beast have sponsored a prize.

Read on for more....

Joe Moore won last time...

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