Welsh War Band (Part 2)

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A group of 4 mounted Teulu (Hearthguard), one point for Saga.

Astride their sure footed mountain ponies, they thunder down upon the Saxon invaders.

Used as hit and run troops with the right dice and abilities these guys can be deadly !

Although they often end up as suicide troops in my battles, as their armour is greatly reduced for being mounted and armed with javelins, so you have to get it right !

They are a mixture of Gripping Beast Figures

A unit of mounted Teulu and A mounted Warlord played as a Teulu.

I wanted to do some thing different for my mounted Welsh Warlord. More on that in a later post.

The Saxons are Gripping Beast plastic Saxon Thegns.

When I first started playing and was short of figures and money they used to stand in as a unit of Welsh Teulu.

Incantations

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At the foot of a towering wicker man druids have gathered to summon a dark aspect of the  mighty Cernunnos the horned god. In a desperate, last ditch, attempt to drive blood thirsty invaders from their lands.

Cernunnos comes flanked by standard bearers and musicians from the realms of the dead as the druids open a door to the underworld to destroy their enemies.

In the distance astride a bear and under the guidance of Merlin flanked by some of his bravest warriors Arthur rushes to prevent them finishing their incantations and close the portal before the very order of time and space are ripped asunder !

The druids are from Warlord Games: Hail Caeser range.  With the addition of one further model from Ral Partha .

Cernunnos and his attendants are from Brigade Models: Celtos: Fir Bolg range. 

CernunnosStandard bearer, Musician, Musician (mounted). I got all four of them in a blister pack which was really good value from Rochester Games Models and Railways which is where indeed I get most of my supplies from.

More on Arthur and his warriors in a later post. 

So much to do !

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Well the painting table is looking nice and full !

Dark Age Irish War Band for Saga

A party of treasure hunters for Frostgrave.

A few extras for my Dark Age Welsh Warband for Saga.

The beginnings of my Arthurian War Band for Dragon Rampant.

A nice selection of Bears and Mythical Beasts

A Norse Seiðr, (sorcerer /shaman).

Two sacrificial victims and a ring of standing stones.

Should keep me busy for a while, will post pictures of progress, happy days 🙂

I haven’t even unpacked The Skraelings yet !

Welsh War Band (Part 1)

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The very first figures I painted a group of 12 Bonnedig (Levi), armed with slings, one point for Saga.

I fell into the hobby when I was staying with my good friend and adversary Omer, whist down on my luck a few years back. He kindly gave me some Gripping Beast plastics to paint with him of an evening and introduced me to the game of Saga which would become a passion of mine.

I used his no nonsense approach to painting to get these guys on table and ready for battle quickly. No mucking about ! 

The were closely followed by two groups of 8 Priodaur (Warriors), two more points for my Saga war band.

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Welsh Priodaur can be a real nuisance as they are armed with javelins. Especially when they use the terrain to their advantage. As Omer’s Viking,  Yomsviking, Norse Gael and Saxon War bands will all attest to. Omer hates our pointed sticks 😀