SAGA Painting the Gall-Gaedhil

With the SAGA Grand Melee 2015 coming up the pressure rises to finish the SAGA figures that I have already cleaned and now are patiently waiting to be painted. This gives me the opportunity to explain how I paint my 28mm white metal figures. I am well aware that  most people have their own painting techniques, but I also remember that I was always keen to read about other peoples ways to learn. The figures I am going to paint are the Sons of Death, a group of Norse-Irish mercenaries.

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Mollwitz 10 April 1741

Prussian forces Mollwitz

Prussian intantry centre and right wing cavalry

I have been intersted in the War of the Austrian Succession for some time. Looking for a manageable battle to play I focussed on the first battle in the career of King Frederick II. of Prussia. With only some 40.000 men involved in total the Battle of Mollwitz is small. As such it lends itself for a small 15mm project. And indeed I have nearly all the Austrian figures I would need. You can find the Mollwitz scenario adapted for Might & Reason in the Honour forum. Continue reading

SAGA Getting ready for the Grand Melee Germany 2015

A SAGA tournament will be held in September at the outdoor museum Oerlinghausen. And my Anglo Danes and I, we are going! It is said that the games are going to be played in the  Merowingian longhouse below. I shall bring along a candle.

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You can find all relevant information at »Deine SAGA startet hier!«.

Obviously we will need to prepare for the event. I hope I can play a few games for exercise. As the tournament asks for a 6 point warband, I will probably take along all my Danes with no mercenaries.

SAGA Anglo-Danes (14)

As an alternative I could substitute 2 points for the Gall Gaedhil. I would probabely leave behind one group of the heathguards and the slingers. And of course it would motivate me to paint the mercenaries at last.