From the fury of the Norsemen, O Lord deliver us! Hi, today I am going to present you my Viking warband for SAGA rule. yep, a small pause with the heroic fantasy, SAGA rules are really easy to learn and that exactly what I need at the moment!
I bought these models on the Foundry Miniatures web store, ex Citadel (F8 Vikings, men at arms), 60£ for 33 figurines (6 points SAGA). A jarl, 12 Hirdmen, 4 Berserks and 16 bondi. It’s probably not the best choice of units for this faction but I hadn’t want to paint more, I admit I am little bit lazy at the moment!
I am not a specialist of this period of the history, I don’t know which are colors used for clothes during this era. I thus opted for autumnal, discreet colors. Brown, green and Grey. Only the Jarl and his brother have some red, blue and white on their clothes. These 9 colors arise from the range Citadel, I highlighted them only with beige color.
I realized this band in the 3 weeks. An evening for basing the band, then one evening to paint bases. The scale of this minis is a small 25mm, three colors are sufficient by elements. Which allows to go rather fast, approximately 40 minutes to paint a model and 25 minutes to paint a shield.
An attractive element in a Viking warband is their shields. During a game, they catch the eye of your opponent. It’s thus necessary to take care of them! Here no décals, I chose simple geometrical forms. Some war damages and dirty marks proofs of a long raid on the Norman coast! The banner also has its central role in this war band, its shape is atypical and represents a crow of the god Odin.