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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Prussia and Lithuania. Teutonic Order #3 / Krucjaty Północne. Prusy i Litwa. Krzyżacy #3 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Good morning!On August 15, we celebrate in Poland the festival of the Rapture of the Saint Virgin Mary (Assumptio Beatissimae Mariae Virginis in caelum), so another two knights of The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (commonly known as the Teutonic Knights) from V&V Miniatures  from "Crusaders"box today.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you don't know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries:I. Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1II. Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 Northern / Baltic crusades.Konrad Mazowiecki's campaigns.Konrad I Mazowiecki, the Polish prince of Mazovia, tried without success to conquer pagan Prussians du

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Konrad, the Devil and the Latrunculi / Struters (knights - brigands). Teutonic Order #2 / Krucjaty Północne. Konrad Diabeł i Struterowie (rycerze rozbójnicy) Krzyżacy #2 (Fireforge Games)

Hello everyone!I use the last days of vacation and invite you to the last entry in July. I decided to follow the blow and publish one more entry in the Teutonic climates. On this occasion, I painted the first three knights-robbers (Struters / Latrunculi), who were in the thirteenth century on the services of the Teutonic Order in the times of the Northern Crusades and the wars of the Teutonic Knights with Prussians and Lithuanians.For this project I used models from two sets from Fireforge Games:Scandinavian InfantryFoot SergeantsWhite coats were only allowed to be worn by brothers-knights and chaplains (including priests and clerics). The servants' brothers had to be satisfied with gray cloaks and shields (with a specific cross).As my robbers, of which more below, are not servant brothers, but more mercenaries in the service of the Order, their dress is not orthodox, and only shields show who they are fighting for.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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[EN/PL] North Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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[EN/PL] Northern Crusades. Historical background. Teutonic Order #1 / Krucjaty Północne. Tło historyczne. Krzyżacy #1 (V&V Miniatures Crusader box)

Hello my friends!I finished a short holiday with my family and I invite you to a new entry.I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders"box, which knights I decided to paint in the colors of the Teutonic Order and its allies in the theater of action which were the North / Baltic crusades.       Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/North / Baltic Crisis. Historical background.The official beginning of the northern crusades was the call of Pope Celestine III from 1194. Actions to subjugate the non-Christian neighbors of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the Holy Roman Empire were also undertaken in the earlier period with varying results.       These undertakings were largely ideologi

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End of a Saga

Another Saga game last night at the club, as the Saxon lord I was being invaded by Alex's Carolingians, at least I didn't have the Byzantines. After the preliminaries to win the game we had to kill the opposing leader, fair enough. I had thought the Saxons would have the option for javelin armed levy, but no, all bows, these have been completely useless in my battles so far and very often do not even get to loose a volley.Alex did not do anything in the first round apart from load up his 'board' for the coming battle, the Carolingians have a certain Saga thing, along with others armies, which can give them a large advantage in battle but it needs three dice. This suited me as I managed at last to move and shoot my archers, they dealt out death from above to the Carolingian Warriors, five out of eight hit the deck, great start.Alex responded by charging the archers, these guys bravely held off the Hearthguard by not dying in droves but merely retreated a short distance. There now followed some back and forth f

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SAGA: Age of Magic

Saga: Age of Magic is one of several expansions (known as ‘Universes‘) for Saga: Dark Ages skirmish battles, now in its second edition. (At time of writing, other Universes include ‘The Age of Vikings’ ‘Aetius [...] The post SAGA: Age of Magic appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Fenris Games Putrescent Kickstarter: The Cauldron Warband

Rancid dwarves, spell-casters, trolls and the titular cauldron in metal or resin for larger creatures, are amongst the offerings available to adherents of the less fastidious gods. [...] The post Fenris Games Putrescent Kickstarter: The Cauldron Warband appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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It Can't be the Dice

Saga campaign game again at the club, one of my two defending games, Saxons had invaded the empire and I had to sort them out, they had obviously heard of the fabled wealth of Byzantium and came to grab their share.Once the preliminaries were out of the way we had five turns to play, in a line I had Hearthguard, Warriors, Warlord, Hearthguard and archers, I cannot not take archers as far as I know, I had decided this time to plonk them in some terrain which helped their defence if attacked. The Saxons (Dan) put most of his men on my left and at when it looked like his hearthguard might suffer from some archery (yeah right) he turned these towards his right as well. So I moved the archers forward as you would do, but this was a mistake, back came the Hearthguard at the trot and smashed into the archers, shades of Manzikert again.Byzantines But this time the archers did not die in droves, well they did but enough remained to fall back, this opened up some opportunities for me, I ran my cavalry into the Sax

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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Team of the knights' expedition. Part II / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Skład wyprawy rycerskiej. Część II (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #2)

Hello!I took another knights from V&V Miniatures  "Crusaders 3" set. Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of miniatures.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIIThe history of first folk crusade. Part IVFirst Crusade. Historical background. Part I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------II. Team of the knights' expedition.In the summer and early autumn of 1096 a much better organized knigh

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Fomorians, Ushabti and Wolfen

My Other Fantasy Army Factions (Prepped and/or Undercoated)There are not so many figures in each of these factions, so I will run through what I have prepped and undercoated so far for each of the three armies; Fomorians, Ushabti, Wolfen.As mentioned previously these will appear as allies to the other LotR factions when used in my own universe battles. I like the idea of some strangeness appearing on the tabletop upon occasion to spice things up a bit.Metal:29 Fomorian warriors2 Ushabti14 Wolfen warriorsIt would be nice to spring these forces onto an unsuspecting opponent and see their reaction. Without knowing points values and so on, the opponent would be likely very wary of attacking these warriors and monsters, which to me seems so much more realistic than the opponent seeing them and saying: "Oh yeah, they are worth twenty points, my three warriors can take one of those down easily".I like the idea of the unknown on the tabletop - it makes for a more fun game. Obviously I would not set a very unbalanced/

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Manzikert comes to Lancaster

Not a bad night last night albeit still not what I would call summer, I had a Saga campaign game to fight, we had to move rooms due to our usual room being decorated and the smell of fresh paint prompted horrible memories of the missus wanting jobs done.I was leading my Byzantine raiders in an attack on Fran's Carolingians, after my surprise win in the last game I was if not confident fairly positive about the upcoming struggle. My first choice was a bad choice and I forgot completely how the army had faired in a training game, I went for mounted archers for the Hearthguard, I mentioned before the real army had a lot of archers both foot and mounted but this seems to have been ignored by Saga, at least in respect of their Saga abilities. We had to split our forces into two, so I put my foot archers and some Hearthguard on the left with the heavy spearmen, more Hearthguard and the Warlord on the right, my plan was to shoot to death the enemy opposite my left and then turn my men to help on the right.The Byzant

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[EN/PL] First Crusade. Historical background. Part I / I Wyprawa Krzyżowa. Tło historyczne. Część I (V&V Miniatures: Crusaders 3 set #1

Hi everyone!The next week, the weather in Poland resembles the hell that awaited the Crusaders at Hattin in 1187. It is an unmerciful heat, the dyes dry up and the swarms of mosquitoes suck your blood.Well, I already have an introduction and with this smooth metaphor I can go to this today's entry ;-))        I took another set from V&V Miniatures for the workshop. This time "Crusaders 3"box, with the title Crusaders.Models, as I have mentioned many times, are made of resin and look perfectly.Beautiful quality and a multitude of details only emphasize the values of figurines.If you dont know V&V Miniatures yet, check:https://vminiatures.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/vminiatures/Previous entries with the Pilgrims' models from V&V Miniatures were about the events of the so-called The People's Expedition / Folk Crusade, which immediately preceded the First Crusade.The history of first folk crusade. Part IThe history of first folk crusade. Part IIThe history of

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