Saturday, 27 October 2012

Saga an Introduction

 
So where has Doc been??
 
 
The answer something different??
 
 
Over the last two or three months i havent blogged but i also havent been idle.  Myself and Andy have discovered a new gaming club not too far from home at:
 
 
So we thought we would go along and have a look.  So to cut a long story short we really enjoyed the atmosphere, people and facilities.  For those in the Midlands UK i highly recommend it and have a look at the website above.
 
A lot of the guys at Wyvern play a game called SAGA an historical wargame.  We decided to give this a go and see what it would be like to play a new system.  What also made the game attractive was the skirmish scale and the realitively cheap access to the game. 
 
Having only played GW systems it was quite an eye opener using a completely new system.  The system uses an order phase to activate your units for a turn.  The most basic game also starts off with just 4 units ranging from 4 models to 12 models depending on the ability level of the unit.  If you would like to know more check out:
 
 
 
Having played one game we were hooked no exageration it was a breath of fresh air and such a nice change!  So i went for a starter scots warband which you can see pictured below.  To really pull us in to this new experience the club decided to run a SAGA day on the 15th September.  This gave me a target to paint to aswell something that always motivates me! 
 
So with a target in mind i set about my 4pt warband with the main aim of trying something different to my general darker affair i paint for 40K.  For the first time in some years i painted off a white undercoat and built up the base colours and let the washes do the shading followed by a highlight.  I also had fun with hand painted shield designs and some war paint!  Anyway please take a look below:
 



 
 
So im hoping ive wet your appetite to something new??  If you would like to see some more painted SAGA check out Stuart's blog at:
 
 
If you would like to read about the SAGA day Wyvern Wargamers held please click link above.  There is an intention to hold another in the new year!
 
So what does my SAGA future hold???  Well an expansion of course to 6pts....  I will be adding a Heathguard Cavalry Unit and 12 Levie Archers.  I will post these up when they are done.
 
 
To sign off try it you might just like something new!!
 
DOC

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