After ordering my new Early Saxon Skirmish Warband, I set myself the somewhat ambitious goal of completing the whole lot—from bare metal to ready for the battlefield—in a week.
I’ve had a thing for painting and playing Saga ever since I painted my first Viking warband. Today I’d like to share how I painted my Mutatawwi’a warband in the hope it will help fellow Saga-mites get their favorite faction on the table.
When I started painting Footsore Miniatures’ Irish Warlord shown, I thought about the base and wanted something wild and green. After some trial and error, settled on the following method.
Let’s talk about how I used Footsore Miniatures’ Dark Ages Irish to build my new Irish warband.
Base coat the horse with Flat Earth. Paint the harness German C Black Brown. Once dry, wash the whole miniature with Sepia ink.
Anybody who has played Saga will know it’s easy to learn, and yet difficult to master. Getting the most out of a warband is complicated by all the possibilities at your disposal and the variety of bands you may face.
This article examines my six point Anglo-Saxon warband for use in Saga, the Dark Age skirmish game by Studio Tomahawk and Gripping Beast.
Having decided I wanted to build a new warband for Saga, why did I pick the Irish?
Having been a history geek and an avid collector and painter of miniatures as a kid, it was only a matter of time until adult me discovered Saga.