So my SAGA Viking starter box arrived and I've begun to get it all assembled. Also being my own fluff writing self, there is a bit of foundation being written for the warband as well. I'm liking the clear basic style rules that SAGA is written with that has really balanced armies that force you to think about which abilities you want to use on your board and which tactics to use on the table. It's more of a tactics driven skirmish game rather than one you can win from list building. Or at least that how it seems from reading the rules and from the battle reports I've been watching.
I've based him with a banner bearer who also acts as his personal guard. Hrodgeir Thengilson is Hrothgar's childhood friend and close companion. They were both blooded on the same raid against the Danes. When Hrothgar became Jarl, no one other than Hrodgeir would suffice as his personal banner bearer.
Other things I'd like to do once these troops are all assembled is a unit of 4 berserkers (counts as a type of Hirthguard unit for Vikings). The start box I got came with 4 models to use for this, but I'm not really digging the wolf pelt look for them. I'm still browsing for different options to use. What I'd like to find are a quartet of bare chested vikings armed with a mix of large two handed axes and pairs of single hand axes.
For color scheme on this force, I want to use primarily black and dark metals with pale dark blues for a bit of color and maybe a little red for blood on weapons and such. Plus various wood colors for the bows, spear shafts, shield backs, etc.
As to other projects, I've been working on an idea for a repaint for my X-Wing Imperials but it isn't working out and is back on the drawing board. Also have a couple BattleMech projects in the works and need to show off the new Americans I got for Bolt Action. That's all for now and I'll hopefully be back with another blog next week.