Saturday, November 26, 2011
I've finished reading through the rules and my first impression is that the system is very simple and gets people playing very fast. It features four 'factions' including the Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Danish, and Welsh. Each has their own battle board with all sorts of special Saga abilities. I read a review of Saga in a recent Wargames Illustrated article and I remember hearing something about the designer's card game background. As a cardflopper myself, I can certainly see the correlations and I can see a lot of crossover from the two backgrounds.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here's something to get you in the mood for today's post:
All good? Thought so.
The other thing that is awesome is the mission generator system. You choose schemes, which are secret. Once you've completed these you get victory points. You can announce your secret schemes and get twice the points too!
In a world mostly of humans and the undead, I dug the gremlin faction for their humor in both the game and in their figures. The coolest thing about these 'lil fellas is their Deliverance vibe. Thanks to my little bro, I've got a fully painted Gremlin army. He painted them for my birthday and they look great. With his permission I brought his color palette up one level to brighten the models and added some details to the basing, like flocking and the reeds. Otherwise, I cannot take any more credit for these guys!
So, let me introduce you to the gang!
My troops are from the bayou. They are a part of Ophelia LaCroix's kin, which are essentially locked in an eternal, if satirical, feud with the Ortegas.
|The LaCroix clan|
|Francois LaCroix (my personal favorite mini, probably of all time!)|
|Pere Ravagé (Andrew did some great forced lighting!)|
|Pere Ravagé and his piglet bomb|
|Y'all git off our land!|
|I thinks my boomstick is stucked up!|
|banjos & moonshine|
|I sees 'em yonder place|
|Ophelia and crowd|
|Ophelia LaCroix, Gremlin Gunslinger.|
Next up, working on my Bayou table.
Thanks for reading!