Tuesday, 13 February 2018

From: TuomasL - Horrors and vikings (325 points)

Long time since my last entry due to starting to play Saga by signing up for Saga tournament roughly three weeks before the actual event and then feverishly painting the tournament army and having little time for anything else. I even managed to get couple of practise games before the tournament with loaned miniatures.

First little addition to growing Tzeentch daemon horde, 10 pink horrors. Painted before signing up for the tournament. I thought there would have more daemons in this post but the vikings dominated my hobby time over the last few weeks.

Then my completed tournament Saga Viking warband. All miniatures are 28mm made by Gripping Beast, mostly plastic, warlord, priest and berserks are metal.

First 12 thralls with bows.

Next 3x8 bondi with mixed weapons and shields.

Then the 3x4 hirdmen with mixed weapons and shields.

Priest and 4 berserkers. These guys were not part of the tournament army so I painted them last week after the tournament while suffering from con-plague.

Finally the warlord and final hirdman.

Really happy that I got tournament ready warband painted in roughly two weeks and started playing new game. Luckily I had vacation from work, otherwise this would not have been possible. In hindsight, I'm getting too old to paint tournament armies in as short time as I did with these guys.

My plans are to continue growing the daemon horde but my local club is planning Saga campaign in the coming spring and escalating it to Hail Caesar campaign over the summer so daemons might have to wait a bit. I'm starting Huns/Steppe Tribes/Mongols for these, miniatures already on the way. Also there are couple of upcoming Japan themed weekends in April so this might be the time I finally start assembling and painting my Test of Honour set...

In short, gaming clubs are bad for your plans.

This batch in summa summarum:
  • pink horrors 10 x 5 = 50 points
  • thralls 12 x 5 =  60 points
  • bondi 3 x 8 x 5  = 120 points
  • hirdmen (3 x 4 + 1) x 5 = 65 points
  • berserkers 4 x 5 = 20 points
  • warlord + priest 5 + 5 = 10 points
total: 325 points

Oh wow Tuomas, when you're back you're back! With an entire new army and a unit of Pink Horrors! Great stuff all round. The priest and the berserks are my favourites of the bunch: you've really captured what I think they should look like. Your future plans all sound intriguing too, will be great to see what you decide to enter in the Challenge first. The points will be added shortly.

Cheers Sander


  1. Gosh, that's a post and a half! The horrors are fab but the viking army is splendid!
    Best Iain

  2. Your back alright and with a great entry what a horde of figures for being busy you sure turn out an impressive grip out of figures well done

  3. Excellent stuff. I prepped some of those Gripping Beast archers for this challenge. I wonder if I will paint them during the challenge? Cheers

  4. Wow, fast work on those Vikings. They look great!

  5. Very impressive submission, Tuomas, well done!

  6. Wow, you're on fire Tuomas - great work!

  7. Horrible! ;-). Good luck with SAGA!