The Cavalry panting challenge #2

Howdy sportsfans! Time for an update of this greatly anticipated painting log of mine. Up to a total of 9 Cavalry models since last update but I admit, it’s been going slow. Not because I haven’t been painting, I’ve already done 15 models in 2018 but its mostly GW miniatures. GW games are hitting like a tidal wave right now, sweeping away all competition.

Things will maybe turn around as SAGA 2 is just around the corner.

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Since starting the cavalry challenge, I’ve painted 9 models with horses/mules.

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Getting dirty in the pig sty! Making quick and easy SAGA and fantasy terrain.

What’s up hobby hunchbacks?! Things have been busy around here as the team is preparing for the Lords of War 3 tournament later in January, but I hope you had a great holiday season! I managed to get some me-time inbetween the family gatherings which resulted in some finished terrain for either SAGA or Fantasy games. In this post I’ll walk you through the process of making easy and generic yet atmospheric terrain pieces to breathe some life into your gaming table.

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The Cavalry painting challenge #1

Good day,  I hate painting horses. I should probably have acted upon this knowledge before buying 50+ cavalrymen for my Muslims and Byzantines.

I have to do something about this, so I got this idea. Each month I will  paint at least two horsemen to completion and document the results here. I probably won’t be posting this every month, but skipping a post doesn’t mean skipping painting. You can follow this journey along and shame me when I fail and cheer when I succeed.

Here are the two I finished or October. A berber horseman and a Seljuk horse archer both from the Gripping Beast range. I did a small conversion on the Seljuk hat, an important item the plastic kit weirdly lacks. The plastic kit also has some serious gaps that need to be fixed.

 

And here are the next WIPs.

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More of the same but I also added a baggage train.

 

Wish me luck.

Pax in Nomine Domini! – Crusaders vs. Franks [SAGA battlereport]

Hello and welcome back for another SAGA showdown, this time between my Crusaders and Herman’s Frankish force using 6pt warbands! After having played several of the standard scenarios, like ‘Sacred Ground’, ‘Champions of God’, and the Challenge’, we decided that it was about time we stirred things up a bit. So, after a short discussion we settled on playing ‘the Last Stand!’ from the Crescent and the Cross rulebook, which is a challenging scenario for both defender and attacker alike.Read More »

Byzantium invades Malmö (SAGA Tournament Report)

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The Byzantines assembled and ready to crush barbarians.

Took the Byzantines out to their 4th SAGA tournament. I’ve been playing the Moors a lot in our Age of the Wolf campaign, but external circumstances forced my hand to pick the Romans. This AAR will describe my army, the scenarios we played, how the battles went, with focus on the important tactical decisions I remember. Lastly, a short evaluation of the tournament and my army will be presented. The initial strategy behind my army selection was to use Turcoman mercenaries and switch them with Javelin Levy. I totally failed to paint this as I needed  more practice games. I ended up with:Read More »

Brand Nubian(s)

Trigger warning: This post contains shitty references to 90s hiphop. 

Another wave of recruits for the Moors arrives to shake the funk in our Age of the Wolf campaign. Had a good time painting these fellows. Tried for a mix of clothing here, a couple of veterans “acquired” flaunty Moorish dress but the new recruits from Africa came with plain clothes. My only regret is giving them those long ass spears. It looks cool but they tend to impale scenery on the gaming table and are a bitch to pack. Models are from Gripping Beast and are on the bigger side of 28 mm.

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Until next time, stay beautiful, black and bold.