Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gripping Beast Beserkers

Here is the final unit for my 6 point SAGA Viking Warband - they're a unit of Beserkers which will be interesting to see in combat. My buddy Scott A. gave them to me awhile ago as he had spares - I finally had the motivation to paint them today. Actually I had painted their flesh and given them a wash about a week ago and just had the hardest time picking up a brush.
The wolf skins were fairly easy to paint - mostly dry-brushed; two in grey and two in brown. An old copy of WAB's Shield Wall was a great reference for the coloring.
The shield patterns were also shamelessly lifted from Shield Wall pictures.
Interesting enough, I passed up a chance for some SAGA games today which were hosted by my buddy Dan P. at Drumbeat - the annual game day up in Seattle. I had some family commitments (my youngest son's dental check up, etc.), so used my spare time to finish these guys. Oh well, at least my Viking Warband will be ready for the next opportunity.

21 comments:

  1. Time well spent, they look great Dean!

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  2. Thanks for that quick comment, Jason! Best wishes, Dean

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  3. Great work, would not want to run into these guys on a dark night. Shields are fantastic
    Peace James

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  4. Nice job Dean, the brown wolfskins & shields have come out particularly well.
    Regards HGA.

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  5. Great work Dean, the shields are very nicely done. I'm digging those wolf skins too, sometimes you cant beat a good old drybrush!

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  6. Great work here Dean. I really like the way the wolfskin cloaks show the lighter colour on the underside. Excellent detailing!

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  7. Great work , and nice paint
    Cheers

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  8. Those are lovely, Dean. I hope they perform well in their first outing!

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  9. Thank you all very much for the great comments. Truly appreciated. Warm Regards, Dean

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  10. They really look terrific. I've never understood going to a sword fight with your googly bits exposed.

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  11. Dean this look absolutely wonderful. I just love the two tone animal skins.

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  12. Thanks again, Gentlemen. Appreciate your comments - especially about the animal skins. Best, Dean

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  13. Fantastic job on the Ulfhednar Dean - beautiful wolf skins and shields! My experience of beserkers in Saga is they tend to die very easily...

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  14. Excellent work, it seems a lot of people have caught the SAGA bug at the moment!

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  15. Excellent work! Love how you did the shadings on these figures!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  16. I love these Dean! My favorite thing might be the subtle color variations you worked into the fur coats.

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  17. Thanks again for the great comments everyone. Now I do need to get another SAGA game in. Best, Dean

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  18. These are wonderful! I really must try a game of Saga!

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  19. Thanks L.H. - SAGA might be a good outing for your Byzantine army :)! Best, Dean

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