Sometimes life can really get in the way of painting up tiny little men and throwing dice to see if they kill each other. It's taken a month to get our latest real life crises sorted out, but I finally managed to find some time to get back to the painting table. A raiding party of SAGA vikings after the jump.
These are all vikings by Gripping Beast. The berserkers are a bit ahistorical for the SAGA era, but after seeing the over-the-top promo for the new season of "Vikings" on the History Channel
I decided to go whole hog and give them each a pair of weapons. Total fantasy, but should make them easy to pick out on the game table. Maybe I can use them as old school D&D berserkers once my Dwarven Forge terrain arrives.
The hirdmen got a fairly quick paint job. I used a mix of washes, highlights and army painter in an effort to get them tabletop ready quickly. The LBMS shield transfers really do a lot to class them up.
I really like the dynamic pose on the Gripping Beast warlord. I swapped out the included plastic base for an oversized metal washer to work with the magnetic liners in my figure storage. LBMS shield transfer, red and cream for the clothing, black with 'oiled silver' drybrush for the metal and it's a wrap.
That's all for now. I haven't touched a blog or forum in the last month and feel completely out of the loop on what's happening in the world of wargaming. Anything momentous to report?