Saturday, 20 August 2011

Foundry Vikings and Normans for SAGA Rules

Viking Warlord with two four man Hearthguard units, 2 points for SAGA I will add an 8 man unit od warriors with spears and a 12 man unit of levies with bows to make my 4 point warband.

This is a huge foundry figure, excellent casting, had to scratch build the shield for him as a normal shield looked tiny!

Here he is again, real monster, the Normans better get some iron into this bastard fast!

Foundry Normans on Conquest plastic horses, legs didnt fit so I used a pen wrapped in sandpaper in a drill to round them out, quick and easy, these make a great mounted knight, the guy on the right is Duke WIlliam, the one on the left is bishop Odo.

Odo on his grey.

William the Bastard, riding one of the four horses he lost at Hastings?

Half a 1 point warrior band, the Norman warband will be more of a combined arms deal, 2 units of 4 mounted knights (Hearthguard) Mounted Warlord, 1 unit of 8 warriors with spears and 12 levies with bows.

Close up of a spearman.

Another spearman, hand painted shields these, more time but nice effect.

Another close up. Took the photos with my iphone4 great tool that, easy digital zoom. I bought these at the Foundry factory shop in Nottingham just after the riots, they where not damaged but had cancelled an open day as they felt people where unlikely to travel, very friendly and gave me a generous discount worht about 25% so well worth the visit. SAGA now has a release date, check gripping beasts website, they also have some sample warbands to give you an idea for army preperation, not sure if the number of hearthguard units will be limited but suspect so as armour would have been quite expensive so Im going for majoity unarmoured in my warbands.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Foundry 28mm Vikings

Group shot, these are for SAGA when they are published! A Warlord and most of 2 four man Hearthguard units, lovely castings.

The Warlord, mounted on 40mm round base to make him stand out..

Banner bearer, Jomsviking banner from LBMS, shield transfers also LBMS but the shields are GB plastic ones.

Nice spectacle helm, very norse...

A close up of an amoured Viking, very nice figures from Foundry but very dear, so, buy them from Stuart Armstrong at I found him through Ebay, fast and friendly service and mint figures cheaper than from Foundry. Thanks Stu.

Gripping Beast Vikings