Posts Tagged ‘Vikings’

Defending the realm, Normandy around 900 AD. Obrona królestwa, Normandia około 900 n.e.

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Past week was quite busy if I we talking about gaming. I managed to have two big games. First of them was planned for a long time. Michael painted a lot of peasants, who can fit in many periods. The idea was, to use them with our Dark Age collections. …

Finished! Wolf Lord Krom

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I cranked out anything Wolf related, felt good to get back the good ol space Vikings. Enjoy!Gallery ViewAlso, another reminder to check out my facebook page, The Fantay Art of Sam Lenz. I’ve been posting my work in progress…

Back to the Brushes 135

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Another session on the Sassanid archers for Basic Impetus shown below. Trousers and shoes so not a huge amount of progress.At this point toying with the idea of introducing a new format to basing; instead of dedicated 120 x 60 mm bases looking at using…

Back to the Brushes 133

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The last ten days or so have offered very little opportunity to get some painting on any of the current projects done. Its been slow all round to be honest with very slow progress on the Moors for SAGA and Basic Impetus.To be honest Game of Thrones has…

Reject John – Raid on Sandwich 991

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Reject John has up and left the Rejects!At the start of the year he buggered off back up north, close to where he was born.He now resides in the Lake District in Cumbria.He can’t find any clubs locally, so he’s settling down for the life of a solo game…

The Vikings are raiding again.

Posted on November 27th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

The other Friday night we got together for a little Viking raid.The raiders disembarked along the coast and proceeded inland through the surrounding forest.There were a number of Saxon woodsmen in the forest but all but one of them either ran off and h…

Viking Longhouse

Posted on November 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I had been wanting to make a Viking Longhouse for a far while now. Last month I finally made a start.Once I had begun I found that the enthusiasm took over. In the end it took me just over  a week to make and paint.Made from balsa wood sticks carv…

Saga Viking 4pt Starter

Posted on November 21st, 2015 under , . Posted by

Finished a 4pt metal Saga starter set from gripping beast, that I have owned for years.

Saga – Feast of Crows 3 Way

Posted on November 19th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Me and my fully painted Vikings are rearing to go!!!!(Or… I might of just farted.) Thursday Night Fights! (Part 1)Although I haven’t got much gaming in this year, games/batreps have been pretty scarce on the blog for awhile.  That may have to ch…

Saga Vikings – Warriors Complete

Posted on November 18th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Viking Bondi: “We’d rather be faaaarming!”Finally. here’s the last two points (Warriors) of my Saga Viking Warband.  Now with completed bases, shields, and a bit of blood for good measure.  As I mentioned before, the Bondi really gave me the …

16 Shades of Bondi (WIP)

Posted on November 8th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Bondi, Bondi, Bondi, Bondi, Bondi…It’s been awhile (sorry)… September and October just flew by.  Didn’t even get the Halloween decorations up this year.  The apartment above mine had broken pipe, which made it rain in my kitchen and dinin…

Saga Storm 2015

Posted on September 18th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A beautiful day for Saga!

(Lot of pics!  Click on ’em to make them bigger)

Last Saturday (September 12th) we had our second annual Saga Storm event.  Just like last year (Coverage for Saga Storm 2014 is HERE) it was all day open Saga gaming with ten tables set up from 10 am until 5 pm.  Just grab a partner and battle!  At 5 pm we started to set up for the mega Feast for Crows battle and then had bonfire to cap the day off until the park closed at 10pm.

This year’s logo

 Did I mention the horn blowing??

Park?!  Yes, as the pictures show, we held Saga Storm outside this year at Ham Lake Park in Ham Lake, Minnesota.  It was a beautiful site and the weather was gorgeous.  We had about 22 players show up (3 from Wisconsin) and play during the day with 14 staying to fight in the mega battle.

Awesome people, minis, terrain, game… AWESOME DAY!

Sorry Bob, looks like Tim (and his beard) win the tie breaker…

What else… we had t-shirts and dice made up just like last year.  Twice during the day we had our chance to try our hand at the Scottish hammer throw. (ouch!)  We had a very successful pot luck/cook out in the afternoon as well.  Just an awesome day full of good times.  The day flew by so quick.  My only regrets is not getting the chance to visit with everyone that came.

The Feast!

Grillin’ & Cillin’ (?)

 Eric and John, thanks again guys!

John Stentz is a Ham Lake resident so he was able to reserve the pavilion and help organize the event.  Eric Hagen provided the terrain, most of it from the Grand Melee at Adepticon earlier in the year.  Thanks to those guys for a great event for the second year in a row.  Playing at the Fantasy Flight Game Center was nice in 2014, but I think we found our new home.  🙂

Are you issuing a CHALLENGE!!!!

I ended up playing four games with my Vikings including the mega battle.  Not having played in a long time I got to play Monty Luhmann, Eric Hagen, and John Stentz which were all great learning games for me.  The last one against John had a few distractions and was a bit rushed with the mega battle looming.  So I’m looking forward to giving him a proper challenge in the near future. 😉

Hammer throw!


Throwing some hammer…John Stentz
Posted by Eric Hagen on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Last but not least, the day was a great one for families.  I know that at least John and Eric’s families stopped by during the day.  Both my parents and my sister’s family live in Ham Lake, so the event was also a great opportunity for them to come and check out Uncle Jason’s hobby in a not-so-nerdy environment.  It definitely made the day a bit more special.  Thanks again guys, I really appreciate it!

 Mega battle!

Nothing else to say really…  Enjoy the pics!!

Good times, bring on next year!

Finally we tell our war stories and say our goodbyes around the bonfire.

(The majority of these photos were taken by members of the local Saga Storm group on Facebook.  (Mine were mostly rubbish)  Picture credits go to Bob Seabold, John Stentz, Eric Hagen, Richard Viner, and Monty Luhmann.  Thanks a lot guys!)
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Saga Vikings – Jarl Wulfric

Posted on September 14th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Jarl Wulfric (and friends)Finished up my Viking Warlord just in time for our annual Saga Storm event on Saturday (12th).  Busy week, so I haven’t had the chance to post until today.  I plan to share some Saga Storm coverage later in the week….

Saga Vikings – Hearthguard Complete

Posted on September 5th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Coming to a Saxon village near you!The first four points of my Saga Viking warband are now complete.  Finished up the bases, completed the last few shields, and added a bit of blood.  Next up is the Warlord and the Bondi.  Not much else …

SAGA Vikings – Berzerkers WIP

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

 Berserkers frontAfter a bit of delay, here they are: The Berzerkers!  This makes up the fourth point of Hearthguard for my Saga Viking Warband.  Again, still a WIP as two will receive shields and the bases need finishing.  For more…

SAGA Vikings – Hirdmen group 3 WIP

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hirdmen group 3 frontJust sharing another batch of Hirdmen for my Viking Saga warband.  Again, these guys were done a while ago, but just getting the finishing touches now.  Shields and bases are all that are left to do.  I’m keeping thi…

Vikings! 28mm Viking Band

Posted on July 30th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A Viking warband made up of Wargames Foundry figures. Allison did the Valkyries and I did the rest:Still some of my favorite figures. Foundry clean up easily and they have a lot of character.

Viking berserkers in wargames – a thesis and some notes

Posted on May 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Gosh, it’s been quiet round here. I have several games to write reports on, although they may just be short notes and photos at this late date, but they are languishing in the doldrums of lack of desire to edit the photos and write about them. However,…

SAGA Vikings – Shields up! – WIP

Posted on April 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hey little man so spick and span…Shields are definitely one the cool things about painting Vikings.  Along with any banners, they are one of the main focal points.  Depending on how many you have, shields can also be a big pain in the ass.&…

SAGA Vikings – Hirdmen group 2 WIP

Posted on April 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hirdmen group 2 frontSame deal as the last post, another four Hirdmen and another point for my Vikings warband.  These guys are pretty fun to paint.  Once you get going on them, you can knock them out pretty quick.  I’ve got one more g…

SAGA Vikings – Hirdmen group 1 WIP

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hirdmen group 1 frontThese Saga posts will be a mix of the past and present.  Most of the work on my Saga Viking warband, etc. was done last Fall, but some of the finishing touches are being done (or re-done) now.  These are my first group of…

Absense makes the heart….something something something …. yeah I have been away for a bit!

Posted on June 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Its been a while since last drinks and the reality is that with work study hobby and family….. and no those are not the order they operate in, I have had to cut back on blog posts.  Its been annoying as I was on a role there for a few months.  However life is what it is and I’m back for a bit to keep up the posting duties!

That being said, it does not mean that I have not been working away on models. This has mainly been to keep my sanity as I tackled study and work.  Lets just say that was a wake up call.  What I remembered to be the even and measured balance that was kept back in the day, well lets just say I remembered it differently. Either way I have come out the back end of first semester alive and my faculties  are intact.

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The final stand ! Final battle of our 1088 Campaign

Posted on April 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 And so It came down to the final confrontation.  The North had risen up and was now marching south to expel the Normans from the land –  The Vikings had been given a deal – side with us and be paid gold for securing the Saxon crown so they had tuned m…

A Saga Worth Telling ! The final stand of the Danes

Posted on March 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

So it came down to this – The Danes had fallen back to their ships and on a cold morning on the coast of England either way a great tale would be told and great deeds would be achieved.The Vikings having lost men on the retreat formed up on the hill – …

The Battle for the Gates – Rebellion in 1088

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So this past Saturday saw the third battle in our series of linked games, the Danes seeing the mess the kingdom had fallen into and with the Anglo-Saxon’s rising up and the Normans in all sorts of trouble, decided to prosecute their claims to the crown.

The Vikings then brought their full force to the fore in attempt to prosecute their claims and where confronted with the Anglo-Norman army before the gates of a local Burgh seeking to achieve a quick victory the Danes launched into attack – but it was not to be and the Saxon shield-wall and Norman cavalry reversed the drama of the previous battles- with some very smug Saxon Lords grinning as the Vikings fell short…… (only battle they have won so far so I think they are a bit too optimistic:P )

I have decided to add a little bit more character to this unfolding saga as well 🙂

Dramatis Personae: 
 I used the random system in Dux Britanniarum to come up with the reputations and simple backgrounds.


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