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Offline Dalcor

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SAGA Picts with chariots
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:05:47 PM »
I have jsut recently decided to purchase Victrix Gauls and convert them to Viking Berserkers. I need about 12 of them for Lion Rampant, so it means I will have about 36 models left over, so Ive tried to look for options how to use them.

Picts. Picts are celts like Gauls, I would need to change heads and shields (gripping beast) and probably buy some naked models from Victrix and HF Minis - Finaly, that left me with option to purchase Kev's skyclad versions of some female models.

Some friends of mine playing SAGA (I am Rampant guy) so I would like to build them for SAGA so I can tell them how wrong they are not playing Rampant of course ;-D

Now, I opened the rulebook, and see
Pict Warlord - Chariot. No Horse?

Not one of my sources does speak about pict chariots in battle. However there are a lot of pict carving with warlord on horse.
I have found some chariots mentioned in stories about battle at Mons Grampius at 84AD Romans versis Caledonians, before Pict Age.


Is there anything I overlooked?

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 05:06:19 AM »

Now, I opened the rulebook, and see
Pict Warlord - Chariot. No Horse?

Not one of my sources does speak about pict chariots in battle. However there are a lot of pict carving with warlord on horse.
I have found some chariots mentioned in stories about battle at Mons Grampius at 84AD Romans versis Caledonians, before Pict Age.


Is there anything I overlooked?
The lack of a mounted option for the Pict Warlord may be a balancing issue: he would have been the only Warlord to have 3 options.

Offline Lost Egg

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 06:45:25 AM »
I have never heard of Pict chariots or seen any evidence of them...though perhaps there might have been a hipster-Pict who wanted to go all retro with his ride.

Offline Codsticker

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 05:03:51 PM »
The Pict Warband is from the Aetius and Arthur supplement and the inclusion of chariots is a bit of an indulgence: by the time the Romans were leaving Britain they are possible but unlikely.

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 09:59:24 AM »
Of course, you could just make some awesome conversion grand epic Pict mounted warlord, and simply use the chariot based warlords rules for it....

 ;D (this pic is in anticipation of what you create)
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 10:00:55 AM by ducat »

Offline Dalcor

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 10:08:40 AM »
Of course, you could just make some awesome conversion grand epic Pict mounted warlord, and simply use the chariot based warlords rules for it....

 ;D (this pic is in anticipation of what you create)
Hmm, have to choose apropriate models :-D

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 08:18:32 PM »
Some years ago, a friend of mine asked (on French-language forums) if he could use Pictish war-chariots late in the Dark Ages period.

I answered "Just have a look at the historical sources"!

And I made and posted this (with a modified image of a French vehicle inspection sticker, which reads: 59 AD, 60 AD etc)...  lol


Offline Dalcor

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 08:42:30 PM »
I probably did not get the joke

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 06:45:52 AM »

 (with a modified image of a French vehicle inspection sticker, which reads: 59 AD, 60 AD etc)...  lol



That is brilliant  lol lol
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Offline Dalcor

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Re: SAGA Picts with chariots
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
whatever