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Painting Norman cavalry: The horses

Posted on August 10th, 2016 under , . Posted by

During my recent reintroduction to playing Saga I was reminded, as my bowfire continued to be countered by Dave Luff’s Vikings and his use of Odin and Asgard abilities, that I needed more cavalry – specifically mounted Warriors. The Norman battleboard gives very little benefit to foot troops, so you might as well take mounted warriors – plus they double up nicely for use as a Breton warband. I had already planned for this, and had a couple of extra boxes of plastic Conquest Norman Knights at my disposal – these are pretty decent figures and ideal for producing a large mounted force whilst on a budget. Cavalry look great, but can be a drain on the wallet! If you’ve seen my latest painting table update, you will have seen that I have now put together and primed 32 mounted Normans – enough for four units of Warriors. Coupled with my existing three units of Mounted Hearthguard this should be enough to strike fear into the heart of any opponent. There is only one fly in this particular ointment – I don’t like painting horses. (Many have already pointed out the other major fly in the ointment, in that I’ve already […]