Tagged: berserkers

Saga: I painted an army!

Yes, with the second Bondi unit that I posted a couple weeks ago, I finished painting a full army. Not something I can say very often. Let’s take another look at those final 8 warriors:

What follows is pretty much going to be a bunch of photos, because I’m feeling pretty good about these guys. Sharing time!

A fieldable 4-pt army!

Berserkers, the Warlord, and a unit of Bondi (Warriors)

Hirdmen (Hearthguard), and a second unit of Bondi

My Warlord… I suppose he’s going to need a name

The first Saga model I painted; this guy does not care at all

Definitely the chunkiest I ever got the gore

I feel like this guy’s got some tricky moves… Watch the feet!

The whole gang again, a little closer knit.

This fellow had a bit of flash or something through his eye, so I tried to turn it into a scar. Results aren’t bad.

I think this might be the only guy protecting his eyes, haha. His posture is a lot more defensive, too. Not that it’s a bad idea or anything, but most of this group looks less than concerned for their personal safety.

And there we go. Thanks for checking them out. I am in fact working on those Gall Gaedhil I mentioned last time, but I interrupted that painting task with some shieldmaiden assembly.

Gall Gaedhil in progress…

My shieldmaidens have spears, because I really liked the dynamic poses…

So lots more Saga still coming. I picked up Njal, too. Also, Dave’s Normans arrived, so once he’s got them assembled and on bases, I’m actually going to get to play!

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Frostgrave – Enemies Without Number

Well, we continued our Forgotten Pacts campaign last week, and it was *insane*.

Less frosty this session…

Three of us again (Chris and I, plus Alex joined us for his first game of Frostgrave!), so we settled from the corners.

My warband, ready to go

Alex fielded a bunch of Chris’ spare miniatures

Chris’ warband at its most threatening

Three of us meant 9 treasures, so the board started with 9 barbarian berserkers. Every dead berserker spawned two more, and they started to add up fast. My warband killed about 10, and while Chris and Alex were less overwhelmed by barbarians than I was, they still took out a few each. Never mind appropriately armed miniatures, I had to use almost the entire bestiary I’d brought with me (we had boars and dogs counting as barbarian berserkers by the end).

One of my first altercations with a berserker.

This berserker was responsible for a *lot* of Alex’s casualties

Chris had a few berserker issues of his own…

Pretty typical of this particular encounter… 4 berserkers converge on my poor demon hunter

Ah, Katie the Wolf. A veritable monster in her own right.

Katie the Wolf was trying to get into this watchtower (there was a treasure on the top floor) when fresh barbarians started spawning on the nearby board edge. It was probably the most ‘popular’ spawning edge by a significant margin, and it meant she never made it to the tower door. She did manage to stem the tide for a few turns, though, and was responsible for about half the berserkers taken out by my warband.

My early game is often about sending a few fast soldiers to grab the treasures nearest my opponents. Playing this scenario again, I’d probably worry less about grabbing those treasures and instead focus on getting to those in the middle of the board. I definitely underestimated how quickly the berserkers would pile up (9 to start plus 16-18 double respawns means over 40 barbarian berserkers even *without* random occurrences), and I’d be pretty wary of those board edges in the future; every barbarian you take out near a spawn edge has basically a 50/50 chance of putting another one right on you.

Oh, and I lost another dog.