Sunday, 5 August 2012

SAGA countdown

On Wednesday night the Southern Strategists will have their first games of SAGA.
With that thought in mind I decided to finish off these two Viking dudes. Given to me by my friend Geoff last year when I was making the Longboat. They were both originally swinging axes but after a fair amount of carving out lead and drilling holes in their hands they are now hauling on ropes to help beach the boat.
I have no idea what make of figures these guys are.


Axes removed and now with ropes in their hands.




 Last weekend I also decided to have a wee play with Photoshop. The thought of having four separate measuring sticks floating around the table during a game didn't sound like a winner to me. So armed with a download of the measuring sticks I cut and moved and rotated them around until I came up with a one piece measuring stick. The "S" and "M" are also staggered so as to be able to quickly see the distance. With "VS" at right angles it is very easy to measure between figures.

It was then a matter of printing it out and glueing it to some cardboard.


My measuring stick

Checking unit formation.

Some levy checking the range to these Berserkers.

Beserkers on the move.
Looking forward to my first game of SAGA.

46 comments:

  1. Great figs and the ship's nice too, very witty work on the measuring stick.

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  2. Clever idea converting the figures. Hope you enjoy the games.

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  3. Love you viking ship and nice conversions of the figures.

    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  4. The figures are full of character!

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  5. That longship is just killer and the pics are great as well. Thanks for the information on how you did it. I get it and may try something like this in a few weeks.

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  6. Very, very cool work. I can smell the sardines on these fellows Rodger.

    Great work!

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  7. Love them two conversions, what a great idea!!!

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    1. Thanks Ray. I still have your flags on the ship masts too.

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  8. The converted vikings pulling the ship are brilliant. I really like your measuring stick. Great work all around.

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  9. Absolutly wonderful, a real pleasure to look at that post!

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  10. Greate pictures

    Love the longship and the men hauling it up on the beach:9

    Good luck with the game and remember that the Berserkers are mean killer machines, BUT extreamly fragile so you must get them some extra defens or they will be spent in their first encounter:)

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael and thanks for the tips.

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  11. What wonderful conversions, great work Sir.

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  12. I agree they are a clever conversion there and I like the measuring tool. I might have to steal it.

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    1. Help yourself sir. Might have to check your printer size settings if you copy the picture I have above. Your printer will probably shrink the pic for A4. Would probably be ok if printed on A3.

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  13. Great longboat and conversions Rodger. Look forward to your Saga game report.

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  14. Great conversions, and paint jobs...an eye-pleasing clever idea!

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  15. Nice boat, nice figures, nice stick!

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  16. Nice effect with the guys hauling the ropes!

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  17. Absolutely outstanding. I am excited for you. I love SAGA and its companion Muskets and Tomahawks. Glad you are getting into it.

    http://tomahawkcampaign.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Tom. I am looking forward to it.

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  18. It's a great game. Played a 4 player game of Wooden Oaths yesterday. It had great plot twists due to mostly me breaking my Oaths. :) Was great fun.
    cheers

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    1. Wooden Oaths sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks Brendon

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  19. Nice work on the two fig. The one really does look like he's pulling something.

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  20. Excellent conversions. That measuring stick is a cool idea.

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  21. Great idea and excellent conversion!
    I believe the figures are both Perry sculpted Citadel 'Norse', they were pre-slotta but I think a later release saw them with slotta-bases. Foundry released them as Vikings and have just made some available again.
    Mark

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