After trying Blood Eagle I have hastily painted some Viking civilians to get slaughtered or rescued in our incoming campaign. They are from Foundry Miniatures.
I have also dipped enough Late Romans from the new Gripping Beast's plastics to make a Romano-British warband for Blood Age, and I am quite happy with how they have turned out, but I am not uploading here yet until I receive some decals from LBM.
Last weekend we had our first game with Blood Eagle. We played the first scenario, the raid, with 250 point warbands; one of Viking raiders and the other with Saxons. Though almost doubled in numbers, the superior quality of the Viking raiders made them to win easily once they engaged in melee. All terrain and miniatures courtesy of my friend Paco (another Paco;)).
Here we can see the Saxons deployed around the great hall to protect their women and children.
Slingers could only fire once and then everybody was engaged in melee.
The Viking berserk and a veteran warrior at the top right quickly dispatched three fyrd men and gained access to the great hall. On the left some Viking warriors also made short work of their enemies. I lost several men and my two huscarles. All in all we quite liked the rules and I have returned to paint Vikings again with the hope of playing a full campaign. Tomorrow we will play a second game, this time with three players, and will see how it goes.
I always wanted to have a soldier with beret so I bought one Copplestone's from Forlorn Hope and I have finished it today. I see him mainly as a merc character, but he will play also as adventurer, body guard or bounty hunter.
BTW, it's my first time painting urban camo as well as black clothing, and I'm happy with the result.