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Offline Anatoli

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Norman army for SAGA project log
« on: March 20, 2018, 06:31:59 PM »
Recently purchased a lot of stuff f or a Norman/Frankish army for SAGA 2nd edition. Still waiting for a few items to arrive but in the meantime I painted up the Gripping Beast William "The bastard" miniature to lead my future armies. More pictures on my blog:

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2018/03/william-conqueror-for-saga.html



Offline Antonio J Carrasco

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 07:53:48 PM »
Very good painting! I'll keep an eye on your project. I am thinking to start a Norman warband, now that Footsore is about to release their range sculpted by the talented Paul Hicks.

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 11:26:28 PM »
Beautifully painted!!  :-* :-* :-*

Clean and crisp painting style, which is the way I like em, and a good use of colour.

Look forward to seeing more!

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 07:58:09 AM »
Thanks guys. I got some comments about the club and that this may be Odo and not William on different forum and Facebook groups.

I read up on it before I started painting, because I was thinking about a weapon swap. But according to the Bayeux tapestry William too is carrying a club during the battle of Hastings.

It was supposed to be a symbol of rank or the like.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/1066-and-the-norman-conquest/the-weaponry-of-1066/

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 08:02:28 AM »
Oh no, that is completely wrong! He rode a black steed - look here:


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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 07:42:18 PM »
thats a very nice start to the force. The red makes for a nice contrast on the mini!

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 11:32:51 PM »
A review of Norman knights and Norman infantry from Conquest Games is now up on my blog in both written and video format, along with pictures of my a painted up unit of Norman warriors mounted and on foot that I have been painting last week. Cheap and good way to start up a Norman army for SAGA :)



http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2018/03/norman-infantry-and-knights-review.html



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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »
The look great! I have to get into painting more Normans too, I guess...

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 07:35:26 PM »
Not really sold on the plastics, but the painting is top notch of course.

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 07:42:07 PM »
I painted up the Norman crossbowmen blister this week and uploaded some pictures over at my blog:

I will post pictures of 2 units of hearth guard on foot tomorrow :)

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2018/04/norman-warriors-with-crossbows-for-saga.html






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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 09:49:23 AM »
And here are the Norman hearth guards I painted up just recently. Pretty happy with the result, very happy with how fast they painted up:

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2018/04/norman-hearth-guard-on-foot.html



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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 11:05:16 AM »
You tend to be a machine painting-wise - fabulous output!

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2018, 11:50:08 AM »
Thanks Michael!
If I had more cash to spare at the moment I would have sent them to you since I'm extremely happy with your work on my Vikings  :D

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 07:39:02 AM »
Great stuff  :D 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Norman army for SAGA project log
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 06:08:15 PM »
OK, now the painting truly was on a roll as I finished the second warrior unit on foot within two sittings. Next units will all be mounted and take some time as I have to assembly them (1 mounted warrior and 2 mounted hearth guards).

I also have a standard bearer on foot from the plastic warriors kit, and am contemplating if I should use a large paper flag or stick with the small plastic banner attached to the banner pole.

We also managed to play a game and try the new army out this evening:

http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.se/2018/04/6-pts-of-normans-painted-and-tested.html