This week in wargaming has been an interesting one:
Miniature Monday - saw a change in my planned activities. I had originally planned to paint a commission FSA fleet for Dystopian Wars but as the boxed set was missing 3 of the frigates I decided I would start assembling my new Saga Vikings! I managed to assemble 6pts and the normal Viking Warlord that came with the starter set.
Tuesday Hobby Time - I went to a friends house to talk about my new years resolution, read through the Warlord Rulebook by Reaper Miniatures and the Saga Rulebook while they all played in a Magic the Gathering Draft.
Wednesday Portal Wargaming Club Night - I had hoped to have a game of Dystopian Wars against my brother but as he had forgotten his stuff I couldn’t play “sigh”. I had also given a committee member a night off the door of the club and as the Chairman I would be on the door instead. Love doing the meet and greets & listening to the volume of near 50 gamers battling it out in Wargames, Card Games & Board Games!!!
Friday Night Gaming with Portal Wargaming at Midco Toys - I managed to run and take part in the FNM event and after that was done and dusted I cracked out my Murloc Deck for World of Warcraft TCG and played a very bloody game against an awesome Paladin Deck! It was another busy night for the club with over 30 people playing Card, Board & Wargames!
Portal Wargaming’s Saturday Gaming Club - This was yet again another busy day for Portal Wargaming as on the day we had the Magic the Gathering Dark Ascension Game Day as well as the Pokemon First Journey Tournament, this all intermingled with the usual wargames and games of HeroClix! I unfortunately was running the show and so didn’t get any chance to play any games.
Sunday - I had the pleasure of helping to texture 2 new gaming boards for Portal Wargaming at Midco Toys.
Join me next time when hopefully I’ll have some games of Dystopian Wars to rave about!!
So I bit the bullet and bought my Saga Vikings!!! This meant only one thing…….. Miniature Monday had a new project!!!
So I had bought my Rulebook, for the price listed on the comparison blog entry, as well as ordering the Varangian Guard and Harold Hardradda model off Ebay from Arcane Scenery. One of my local gaming Stores, Spirit Games, managed to get the Viking Starter boxed set and dice in for me and so I was ready to start. (I had also ordered the measuring templates from an Ebay seller)
Now I had always promised myself that I wouldn’t do an Historical Wargame. this had gone out of the window when I dabbled with Flames of War, but hey its tanks, not the same!!! Because of this I had no idea what to expect so I opened the box and I found several green plastic bases (which to me looked like tiddlywinks) and several bags of beautiful chunks of metal that looked like vikings! Win!
The nice thing about these models was the separate weapons, this allowed for some customisation of the models which I didn’t expect!
So I set about assembling them and gluing them to their much more impressive Warmachine lipped bases ( I used the same sized lipped base as the base that they were supplied with but in this game base size and shape doesn’t matter!). This allowed me to use a little filler to blend in their stub base to the plastic base (see pics bellow):
After adding some small rocks I let the mixture cure for a couple of hours before applying a layer of sand to the bases and now after Miniature Monday my Hobby Desk Looks like this:
And so the Gods of War Arise!!!
And so I leave you after my first installment on the road to a Saga Viking Army, more tales to come no doubt!!!
Over the past week one of my friends and co-workers from Portal Wargaming has had the pleasure of adoring his shiny new Dystopian Wars: Empire of the Blazing Sun fleet! I had painted this as a commission for him and was pleasently suprised by the finished fleet! This week I got the chance to photograph them on our Dystopian Wars board at the club and here are the finished items, hope you all like!!