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Offline luferox

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A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:53:41 AM »
Hi there,

my name is Carlos and I'm from Germany. For quite some time I've been interested in SAGA as it seemed to be a nice skirmisher. But to be honest I couldn't find historical miniatures that fit my taste. So I gave up on the system, or rather didnít even give it a try. When GW released AoS I was starting a new Mordheim warband of dwarfs. At that time a topic in the Tabletopwelt.de Forum catched my eye. A Fantastic SAGA. Wait? SAGA and Fantasy? I couldnít resist and started to read the rulebook.

There were Battleboards for four races (one of them dwarfs, yey!) and the design of the fanmade book was great! From pure curiosity I began to get really interested. It seemed the basic rules of SAGA remained untouched and were just supplemented by adding monster, creatures, war machines and mages. None of them appeared too strong, but for someone like me, who loves fantasy settings, suddenly there were tons of ideas of miniatures, conversions and wargaming terrain I wanted to see on a battlefield using skirmish rules. Therefore I decided to make my dwarven warband, originally build up for Mordheim, slightly bigger. Well more like four times bigger. :D

Unfortunately I choose a quite high painting level for the dwarfs. Well, as I thought it would only be a warband of roundabout 10 miniatures, that was no problem. But painting 40-50 dwarfs with NMM, weathering and other elaborate painting techniques, is really time consuming. Now several month have past and Iím still far from finishing my SAGA warband, but Iíve made quite some progress. So this is the current status:




And here you have some more pictures of the individual miniatures:

Crossbow Shooters



Stonegolem, Crossbow Shooter, Slayer and two Longbeards


Shooters of the second unit


Dwarf lord and Longbeard Hearthgurad


Scenic picture



As I just make pictures of recently finished miniatures, I don't have any pictures of every single unit. But I'll make some soon.


If there are any german speaking fellows out there interested in learning more about A Fantastic SAGA, I wrote a little review here: http://luferox.blogspot.de/2015/11/saga-eine-liebeserklarung.html
There's a possibility on the blog to let google make a translation, but to be honest... it sucks... :/





Offline Schrumpfkopf

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 11:10:34 AM »
Very nice painting! What make are the dwarfs?
westfaliaminiatures.com - proper stuff in 28mm

Gabbi

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 11:15:44 AM »
Great looking minis!

Offline Daniel36

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 11:28:57 AM »
*drip* *drip* *drip* *drip* - the sound of salliva dripping out of my mouth.

Awesome!

Lovely gaming table too!

Offline tancrede

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 01:00:13 PM »
Very good painting !  :-*
Love the way you've done the NMM.
My blog, for personnal and commission work, and sometimes other things too => http://studiocaillou.blogspot.fr/

Offline DeafNala

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 01:40:15 PM »
FANTASTIC! The Vertically Challenged Ones look WONDERFUL...BEAUTIFULLY painted & based. While they may have taken longer than you would have like, the end result was well worth the time & effort. VERY WELL DONE!
I'd NEVER join a club that would have me as a member.  G.Marx

Offline kaiser

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 07:03:28 PM »
Saw these once, when I visited tabletopwelt. They are very beautifully painted, and it's a nice mix of miniatures.

Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 07:13:51 PM »
Very nice painting! What make are the dwarfs?
That should be the Avatar of War models. The got a few metal ones for their heroes. But meanwhile they got a lot of non metal regiment boxes. Some plastics I think, but mostly resin.

@ Luferox
Truly amazing, as already stated

welcome here!
best wishes
Drachenklinge
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Offline Elbows

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 07:59:24 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous paintwork - love the Stonegolem too!  :)



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Offline Andym

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2016, 08:03:57 PM »
That's some amazing painting! :o No wonder it takes you ages!

Offline Giger

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 10:25:52 AM »
Excellent painting on show making the force look very intimidating.

Offline luferox

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 12:01:08 PM »
Wow thanks alot for all your comments! I'm very glad you like them.  Everytime I read comments like yours, I feel reasured to keep on painting them in this NMM sheme. :)

Like Drachenklinge allready wrote the most of the dwarfs are from Avatars of War, but there are also some miniatures from Scibor, GW and the golem is from Troll-Outpost.

Offline rednorseman

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 02:02:56 PM »
Your dwarves look terrific. I particularly like the NMM armor & the beard color choices & highlights. Great job.
cheers-
red

Offline Shaved Dwarf

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2016, 05:43:26 PM »
Very well done! And I like the autumn colour palette.

Offline KGatch113

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Re: A Fantastic SAGA - Dwarven Holds
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2016, 06:35:06 PM »


After seeing these I never want to paint again! Your skills are amazing.

 

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