Variazi & Basileus. I'd like to have a closer look at the Pagan Rus from a stricly gaming perspective. I won't go to deep into the history because, frankly (no pun on powerful French kingdoms intended) I don't know much about these people or their story. So I'll leave you in the capable hands of fellow Sagamites, the internet, and books to help fill you in there.
In the meantime, fellow blogger Dux Homunculorum has done a great job reviewing the Pagan Rus and some of the other new factions in the game. If you don't follow his site already, you should!
Let's look at their abilities. I've paraphrased them to avoid tedious copying, but let me know if I've misinterpreted anything!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Having recently completed my Norman army I wanted to finish off the crossbowmen modelling project with my end result. So, here are the long awaited crossbows....
|On the command... fire.....|
Monday, May 13, 2013
As sunlight streamed over the hill, light glinted off the fast running but shallow river. The Dane Warlord surveyed the scene, knowing that the Normans would most likely cross at the ford in front of him then follow the road to his village. He and his grim faced Hearthguard were not about to let him sack their village. They were all prepared to die to stop the advance..... then the click of hooves and the glint of sunlight on armour. The Knights had arrived on the opposite side of the field.....
This was a four point Saga AAR to really get the feel of the rules. I had just finished 6 points each of Danes and Normans so we chose from what was available:
Meik the Grim (Warlord)
Hearthguard (Dane axes)
Baron Harry the Youthful (Warlord)
|Normans win the deployment roll but end up putting down their troops before the Anglo-Dane Hearthguard-only warband! Sometimes, it pays to be the best.|
Monday, May 6, 2013
I picked up Old Glory's "The Slain Casualty Pack SVS-10" to add some flavor to my SAGA battles. I really like the pack which goes for $25 USD without discounts and you get 20 figures and Shields. I love the look of casualties on the table it really makes for a great pictures. My idea when I purchased them was to use them as fatigue markers but what I will do next is print them on paper and scatter them as the battle goes. I do not mind if you do the same as well I have attached pics of them below. Make your own WWPD pizza markers.
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