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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

WIP: Swiss Mounted Xbows and 30YW Reiters

I had a cracking night at the club yesterday. About 14 people turned up to play Saga and we discovered a faction that is even more devastating than the Jomsvikings at 1-2 points - the Normans. All they have to do is deploy their bow-armed levies and crossbow armed warriors at their back edge in the corners and keep shooting the crap out of you as you advance.






Saga Tip: if playing against them, try for maximum terrain and select options which can block line of sight!



Anyway, the bug that hit me last week came back again today although I seem to have shaken it off quicker this time so have been able to do some work on the reiters and mounted crossbowmen that I primed the other day. This evening I have done the white-wash undercoat and basecoats on the horses. The plan now is to get the mounted crossbowmen completely painted tomorrow - there are only 8 of them, so that should be feasible. I'll be doing black basecoats of the armour once I've posted this.


11 comments:

  1. "......and keep shooting the crap out of you as you advance"......it's what we aspire to!

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  2. I really need to dig my Normans out, by the sound of it!

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  3. I realy like the look of the reiters who are firing. Must resist SAGA....... must res..

    Ian

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  4. Beer and gaming woot woot. Saga hasn't got its claws into me yet but I have just succumbed to Empire of the Dead by Westwind. Great look units and I look forward to seeing them finished

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  5. Buy some Normans then.......

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  6. It was a great evening, good to meet you Tamsin, look forward to more Saga soon!

    Don't worry, those pesky normans are bearable...sometimes!

    Phil

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  7. There's a bloke I follow who is an avid player of SAGA and he got his hat handed to him by a bunch of Normans. It looks like a fun game.

    Happy painting!!

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  8. @ Fran - you know you'll be catching the Saga bug when the next faction book includes Irish or Norse-Irish ;)

    @ Ray and Rodger - I might well get myself a Norman warband - just waiting until Conquest release their plastic infantry.

    @ Phyllion - bearable or beatable? *lol* I guess you can beat them if you can get close enough to charge whilst staying out of bowshot.

    @ Ian - they are nice sculpts. I think they'll be my next unit on the painting table.

    @ Brummie - yup, beer and gaming is a top combination :)

    @ Anne - it is a good fun game. Very quick and very bloody. Lovely to hear from you :)

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  9. I rolled like a demon against you, Tamsin, there was little you could do. (I think my bow only got to shoot once, though?)

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  10. Normans - yes, I thought they looked pretty decent when I watched a SAGA game with them in a few weeks ago! They're doing well to best the Jomsvikings - but it's such a fun game, isn't it!

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