Friday, September 19, 2014

SAGA - The Crescent & The Cross - WIP - Part 2

Manufacturer:  FireforgeGames
Scale:  28mm


Hi,

here I´ve got some reinforcements for my army of Johanniters planned for SAGA - The Crescent & The Cross.
The army grows slowly, but steadily. :)

If you wonder why I also made pictures of the two figures I published in my last post - it is just because they had not been ready then - and of course five guys look more than three. :)










Cheers
Mike


Sunday, September 14, 2014

SAGA - The Crescent & The Cross - WIP

Manufacturer:  FireforgeGames
Scale:  28mm


Damn, they got me…..

Some of my friends started to play SAGA a few months ago and have been very impressed by the rule system. So there is no wonder that the current rule system for SAGA called "The Crescent & The Cross" found its way to the bookshelf of my friends - and also to mine.

The rule book itself and the different tables and special dice you need for gaming the Christian Armies.

A view into the book which is an eye candy.

I was able to resist the call of the hard plastic packs of FireforgeGames for years. But now I had to surrender and last week as I had been in Berlin for business I found myself in the Shop of Battlefield Berlin buying a pack of Templar infantry and also one pack of Templar Knights Cavalry - and the rules - and the Christian dice - and …

You can see the very beautiful figures on www.fireforge-games.com

There are also Teutonic knights and Mongols to find on www.fireforge-games.com

Though it is a little bit tricky to fix the parts of the figures it is great fun and so 10 figures of the infantry had been assembled very soon as I couldn't await to use my brushes on the first figures.

First of all I had to decide what kind of Crusader army I would like to paint up. After asking my friends about their thoughts it will have to be the Knights of the so called "Johanniterorden". The Teutonic knights and also the Templar Knights had already been chosen by two other guys. But I have to say that I´m happy about that as I like the uniforms of that Order of Knights.

From left to right: Knight of the Johanniter Order (ca. 1160) - a Templar Knight - a Teutonic Knight

As I know myself I will have to paint these guys quite quickly before other projects will be awakened again and will disturb my efforts on these army. But for SAGA you don´t need too many figures and so this time it might be practicable.

Here are the results on my first two figures - but they will need some more work though they are nearly done. The bases have to be finished, the self-made arrows need some more paint and the cloak of the first guy may be painted up black instead of brown.









Cheers
Mike

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rome - Late Republican Roman Legionary

Manufacturer:  WarlordGames
Scale:  28mm


Hi again,

though it´s only a single figure I thought of posting some pictures of this Roman Legionary from the age of Caesar. I bought two boxes of those guys and this is my master figure for testing how the whole unit could look.

The figures are hard plastic and are very easy to fix and glue. I had fun assembling the single figures.

Please feel free for critical comments. I´m not sure whether the shield is correct or if the silver parts (except the part in the middle) has to be red or even golden. Maybe there is an expert on the Roman armies who can help me here.









Cheers
Mike