20 March 2018

William the Conqueror for SAGA

As I already have a large Viking themed army to play several of the factions in the SAGA 2nd edition army book I looked at what else could be fun and versatile to collect. The Viking factions in SAGA 2nd edition are hands down the most numerous, but I saw that the Carolingians/Franks and Normans both shared the same SAGA dice and I could pretty much make double use of the models for both factions.

As such I got a load of Norman themed miniatures, with more on the way, and a new big painting project is on the way. Most of the models will be made up of Conquest Games plastic kits, it's been a while since I build these number of miniatures in plastic but fortunately the kits are easy to clean and to assemble.

I'm currently waiting for shield transfers for both knights and infantry, but in the meantime I painted up William "the Bastard" miniature from Gripping Beast.

It's a great looking and very dynamic miniature. I had some mixed feelings about the club, but having read up on clubs (most likely) were some kind of symbol of rank among the Normans at Hastings and the Norman conquest I decided against swapping the club for a sword or spear.

I tried to freehand two lions on the shield, the result is so so but I wanted to attempt painting Williams crest on the shield in free hand using a picture as reference.

15 March 2018

Rangers and unit cards for Muskets and Tomahawks

Speed painted, or rather re-painted some Rogers Rangers for "Muskets & Tomahawks". I got these as half painted/damaged paintjob models a while back and they have been in my drawers since forever. Since this was one of the few remaining units left to paint for the game I gave them a quick paintjob to be able to field 1-2 units of Rangers depending on unit-size.

I also made unit cards for Muskets and Tomahawks French, British and Indian Nations. 42 individual cards or a PDF document with all of them is available to download through my blog. Bear in mind that I did not cover every single unit profile in the game for each nation, and I also made some of the cards with fixed equipment and traits upgraded according to my own thematic preference. The collection of cards cover a lot of profiles however and can be a good start, you can make your own additions by using the cardsmith online tool which I have made a tutorial for HERE

You can download the cards below from my google drive HERE

14 March 2018

Goblin berserkers painted up

4 Goblin berserkers from Red Box Games painted up. Really like the models, they are bigger than the tiny goblins but not near being human or orc size. They will primarily be used for my Blood Eagle games.

10 March 2018

Make your own unit cards tutorial

Hi guys,

Since the unit cards were a popular post, and one of my readers asked if I could do a tutorial of how to make them, I put one together this evening.

The site I'm referring to in the video is this one: https://mtgcardsmith.com/

You don't need to register or log in in order to be able to create cards and save them to your computer.
In my video I also mention how you can edit the size of the cards for printing and sleeving.

08 March 2018

Blood Eagle: 57 custom made unit cards

I made a bunch of unit cards for Blood Eagle, similar to those I made for Frostgrave a while ago. The unit cards are a great way to quickly build your forces and to reference stats for all unit types and creatures on the table.

Unit cards are made with the "Magic the Gathering"-cardsmith and the artwork is from all over the internet. I'm not selling or making any profit otherwise from these cards, I simply made them for myself, and figured I could share them with others that are interested in using them.

Some of the profiles lack point specifications, these are "neutral" creatures that can't be included in warbands and that randomly appear on the table, or are part of an objective.

The 57 profiles cover most of my collection and include:

Aptrgangr and Draugr (undead)
Forest animals
Man eaters (orcs)
Jötunn (giants)
Dvergar (dwarfs)
Large monsters

To prepare them for printing you need to resize them to your desired format. My advice is that you drag and drop the pictures into a Microsoft Word document, then resize each picture according to the plastic sleeves that you're using.

In my case I'm using "Ultra Pro Deck Protector Sleeves with the size 66x91mm and with a black back.

You can download all the cards individually, or resized to 84,4mm x 60,5 mm from my google drive HERE

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