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Author Topic: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log  (Read 3411 times)

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2022, 12:40:10 AM »
Fantastic work :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2022, 11:32:02 AM »
Thanks chaps.

Steaming ahead with this project, I've put together six more Druzhina as well as eight Warriors to serve in Olga's force. Lots of kitbashing went into these guys as well as some greenstuff work to try and emphasise the wintry element...



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Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2022, 05:59:10 PM »
Cheating a bit as it's part of my Black Order log as well, but the Pagan Rus are equally cold, grim and Slavic so I think it'll be usable for both forces. Early stages on a display board. Should be enough to hold 6pts of a (mostly infantry) Saga force. 8pts - for Age of Magic and the like - would be a bit of a stretch I think.


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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2022, 07:03:57 PM »
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Looking good!

Where did you source these shields?

Nice work on your display board.  If you plan to travel via plane with that board, I recommend that you not permanently attach the trees to the display.  Instead, you should magnetize or temporarily pin them in place. That way you can bubble wrap a relatively flat board and pack it into your checked luggage, cushioned on a sides by clothing. Then bubble wrap each tree separately and put them in a separate hard case or box, which you can also pack into your checked luggage.  This is how I bring my display boards to Adepticon. 

Of course, you NEVER want to check your minis.  Those, you carry on and guard with your life. ;)

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2022, 01:54:41 PM »
Great kitbashing!  Looking forward to some noble cav  :-*

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2022, 09:40:31 AM »
Finally got some paint on some miniatures. We've started a slow-grow escalation league in my group, full details below. And that means it's time to get some paint on these Rus hearthguard!





And the first point I've painted for our initial clash - we'll be playing 2pts + Warlord (Warlord generates 2 Saga dice for this round) in a four-player game of Wooden Oaths, which has always looked like great fun.




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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2022, 12:49:18 PM »
Great looking hearthguard. Always liked the idea of a slow grow league, but it's tricky with different painting speeds and life situations.

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2022, 03:06:17 PM »
Masterful brushwork! Beautiful figures!
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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2022, 04:41:28 PM »
Well, I did it. Got the warband ready for its debut at 2pts for the escalation league's kick-off this Wednesday.

without further ado, Olga of Kyiv and (some of) her druzhina!






Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2022, 09:50:22 AM »
Absolutely spiffing, old bean.

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2022, 06:43:43 AM »
Brilliant work as usual mate!
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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2022, 01:53:59 PM »
Two points of Rus druzhina finished off! The eagle eyed will notice two Gripping Beast Vikings in the unit - I figured these would represent more recent arrivals from Uppsala, and thus they haven't adopted Rus dress just yet.

These will double for Pagan Rus and Pagan Peoples. Possibly Jomsvikings too.


I need to think hard about what's next for this force now. I had my eye on a unit of Shieldmaidens, to be Olga's personal guard, but according to the latest Saga FAQ the !*"£*"! Rus can't take Shieldmaidens any more. A real shame, as Stronghold Terrain's shieldmaidens looked great.

So any bright ideas? More warriors? Steppe nomads? Jomsviking mercenaries?

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2022, 02:37:57 PM »
My final contribution to Heerschau 2022, and very nearly the end of the Pagan Rus.

I have a lot of thoughts on the Rus, and how they play in SAGA, after having used them for games with the (fast growing) London crowd. However I'll save those for another post as I'm bedridden with COVID at the minute and not really focussing. So here's one point of Warriors, which I'm hoping to grow out to 1.5pts so I can split them into 2x6 for Pagan Peoples.


Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2022, 02:51:36 PM »
They look excellent! I like the mud and dirt you put on the lower part of the figures - it gives the armies an ‘on campaign’ look.

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Re: Vengeance upon the Drevlians - A Pagan Rus Log
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2022, 03:14:51 PM »
Great painting and inspiration.  I'm looking forward to you modelling the flaming birds!

Could make a neat little addition to Olga - perhaps an unlit sparrow on her shoulder as a nod to the story?  Or a figure with a cage of birds and another with flaming brand in hand.  Represent some kind of magical type of affair for Saga AoM?

For your display board maybe two spruce trees in the background?


 

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