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Author Topic: Koyote's SAGA Britons, Irish, & Other Stuff  (Read 38340 times)

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #270 on: September 28, 2019, 12:02:30 AM »
Back in 2017, like many in the hobby, I got phucked by Photobucket.  This left my Lead Adventure Forum Irish thread a shambles, so I asked the moderator to delete it.  I recently recovered many of the lost photos from the Photobucket fiasco, and rather than create yet another 'Koyote' thread, I decided to add the photos to this thread and call it good.

I assembled and painted this Irish warband in 2016 and 2017.  This was before Footsore Miniatures came out with their lovely Irish slingers and Fianna with dane axes, so I had to make my own.

My backstory for this warband was that it represented an Irish clan that had resisted conversion to Christianity and still held to the old ways.  As such, I included women in my warband and that my Curaidh looked more like ancient Celt champions than Dark Age Irish.

I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos.  :D























































« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 01:56:37 PM by Koyote »

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #271 on: September 28, 2019, 02:16:22 AM »
These photos were taken at the Adepticon 2017 SAGA Tournament.


















« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 04:46:24 AM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #272 on: September 28, 2019, 04:06:58 AM »
That is a beautiful army.
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #273 on: September 28, 2019, 07:51:28 AM »
Great looking army! One of the inspirations in making my own Irish.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #274 on: September 28, 2019, 08:13:15 AM »
Excellent stuff Koyote.
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Offline Olsson

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #275 on: September 28, 2019, 08:17:16 AM »

Looked through this while avoiding doing some work and it is a really enjoyable thread to read with wonderful miniatures. I especially like the thought you seem to put behind a lot of it and that you share it with the rest of us. Makes the project more fun to follow and invest in. I have never tried SAGA myself but after a period of having looked more into historical wargaming I'll grant seeing your work makes it tempting to try.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #276 on: September 28, 2019, 11:10:38 AM »
Marvellous to see these again, rising like heroes from Tír nAill...
As usual with your projects, wonderful modelling and attention to detail in selection of figures and components. You have made some fairly shonky plastic components look a million dollars with your kitbashing and painting.

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #277 on: September 28, 2019, 02:13:17 PM »
AWESOME!!! What plastic sets did you base these on?
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #278 on: September 28, 2019, 04:31:08 PM »
Lovely stuff :-* :-* :-*
The tattoos are amazing how do you do them?

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #279 on: September 28, 2019, 05:37:45 PM »
@Too Bo Coo: I used Gripping Beast’s Dark Age Warriors for the slingers, Conquest Games’ Norman Infantry for the Hearthguard with Dane axes, and Warlord Games’ Celtic Warriors for the Curaidh (champions).

@gamer Mac: The tattoos are simply hand painted using a fine brush.




« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 12:41:01 AM by Koyote »

Offline has.been

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #280 on: September 28, 2019, 08:18:17 PM »
Beautiful work.

Offline Breazer

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #281 on: September 29, 2019, 10:15:14 AM »
Good to see you recovered the pictures and this looks great!

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons and Irish
« Reply #282 on: September 29, 2019, 10:23:08 AM »
Amazing pictures, i don't know how i missed this thread so far!

And your modding is inspiring!

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons, Irish, & Other Stuff
« Reply #283 on: September 30, 2019, 07:02:56 PM »
Here are some more recovered photos from the Photobucket-Fiasco of 2017.

My basic philosophy for wargaming terrain is that it should be aesthetically pleasing, reasonably realistic looking, but most importantly, it must be playable.  And by "playable" I mean, that placing models on or within the terrain should be easy.  I've seen some absolutely gorgeous, realistic looking terrain that's a pain in the ass to play on because the models are constantly tipping over, or in order to put the models on the terrain, you must lie the models on their side.  I also prefer that terrain be modular, so that players don't have to play the exact same set-up, over and over again.

Pictured below is most of my SAGA terrain. I purchased my SAGA area terrain bases, rocky outcrops, and blank inserts from Worldsmith Industries, which closed shop at the beginning of 2019.  I purchased the flocked trees from Scenic Express.  I made the shrubs using leftover branches from GW's Citadel Woods kit and adding flocked foliage.  I used Magic Water for my water effects.  My buildings are 4Ground pre-painted Saxon Hovels mounted on styrene bases that I textured and flocked.  The sections of road (which I made for the Crescent & the Cross Captured! scenario) are made from styrene sheets.

Once again, I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos.




























I purchased to top portion of my hill from Broken Egg Games. I bought the hill because its gradual slope looks 'model friendly'.  There was no mention of the "hill's" elevation in the webstore's product description, and without anything in the product photo to give me a sense of scale, I couldn't gauge its height.  I didn't expect the hill to be very tall, but when it arrived, to my dismay, its elevation was roughly 1/2" high.  I wasted $22 + shipping for a resin lump that came up to the waist of 28mm model.  I should have sent it back, but I had the materials on hand to fix it, so I did so. 












Storing and traveling can take its toll on terrain, especially flocked terrain, so I built some custom storage boxes for this purpose.





« Last Edit: September 30, 2019, 07:10:38 PM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Britons, Irish, & Other Stuff
« Reply #284 on: September 30, 2019, 11:56:38 PM »
Some very nice bit and pieces :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

 

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