I’m back with a new gaming project : A Norman warband for game I play more and
more in my local club, the great skirmish game SAGA.
Vikings, the Norman faction is rather easy to play. Norman battle board is
characterized by many capacities for range weapons and many capacities for
cavalry. Bowmen, Crossbowmen and Horsemen were the priority troop choice when I
created my warband. But to be exhaustive, I added some Spearmen to obtain a
warband more representative and playable to other games like WAB or WFB as
early Bretonian small army.
miniatures come from the excellent Ex Citadel range sold on Foundry web site.
They’re sculpted by the Perrys brothers in the middle 80’s under F4 Norman
batch is based on the weapon range fighters, composed by 24 levies bowmen and 8
sergeants crossbowmen. Levies come from the lowest classes of the Norman
society. These peasants could be called to arms by their local Barons and are
generally the poorest equipped warriors in the Norman Warband. I apply on these
lower troops some autumnal and neutral colors like Brown, Green and Grey. For
the moment, no banners and no shield with bright colors that will be the
subject of the next batch : Spearmen sergeants and dismounted Knights.