As part of my drive to not buy new shiny stuff and get tempted in to new games I decided to give SAGA a go over at Tea Urns :-)
Suffice to say I ended up ordering the Scots together with the various books. Oh dear.
Now I'm not really an historical gamer, old yes, historical no. SAGA has a very nice mechanic with the battleboards and I decided that as it doesn't need many figures (25) I'd give it a go.
|Warlord takes centre stage!|
Boy what a chore it turned out to be! In the end with the Chaos release looming for 40K I decided I had to get the Scots done as quickly as possible so opted for a very simple paint scheme in the end. The fact the the figures are a bit bland didn't help and so the whole exercise has been a challenge. In theory these could be used for any of the races in the game so a couple of dice sets probably and their versatility will be put to the test. I didn't paint any tartan because a) it would make them fully Scots and b) I didn't have the time or skillset.
|See this? It's a spear. The sharp pointy end goes towards the enemy|
Still, we like a challenge and so I've finished them (well, apart from sticking some grass on their bases and highlighting their hair) so for now they can go sit and dry off in the corner whilst the objects of my next blog post are painted up.
|The Full Scottish Horde|
Don't get me wrong: I like SAGA. I think it is a great little skirmish game especially when you can make 7 5+ saves with 8 dice to survive! Just for once I can say I've finished something. Nearly. Now there's a first!