SAGA – Spanish (Hispanics)

SAGA – Spanish (Hispanics)

I have recently started playing SAGA (yeah, another game!), and I obviously decided to play with Spanish because I’m far away from home. I have only played three games, but I love SAGA. It’s simple, fast and fun. Indeed, I like to say that SAGA is like Bolt Action for Ancient. What do you think? But we wrongly start because Spain didn’t exist as the current country at that time. The term Spain appeared during the XVI century, and the reconquista was between 722 and 1492. Therefore we should call this warband “Aragoneses”, “Navarros”, etc… or “Hispanos/Hispanic” (Marca hispánica). But not Spanish. Anyway, this warband is really cool. The whole army can be mounted! Can you imagine? dozens of horses charging…Yeah! This was the second reason because I decided to start Spanish (Hispanics) for SAGA. My 6 points list is the following: Mounted Warlord: El Cid Campeador (of course!!! but we don’t play historical characters) Mounted Hearthguard x3 (total: 12 miniatures with spears) Mounted Warriors x2 (total: 16 miniatures with javelins) Leavy with bows x1 (total: 12 miniatures) In the following picture you can see how looks the whole army, but 3 horses (I forgot to buy an extra blister! buy now it has arrived). I have played only three games (against Franks, Scots and Norse Gaels), and therefore my experience is so limited. But I think that the levy with bows is probably a bad investment. In two of three games this unit has been almost “nailed” in the same point, without doing anything. And when it could shot, I only have 4 die because it’s a levy...
Mordheim — Secondary Missions card decks

Mordheim — Secondary Missions card decks

Time ago we showed you here a very interesting project about secondary mission cards to play Mordheim. We have also included in this project another two small ideas: one related with the playing order and the other to ease the critical hits resolution. Thank you very much to Drawer, Khaelion, Enzorko, Salsa, Sutenööri and others for their feedback; and Tenebrae Lux for proofread english version! Now, you can freely download the final version for your PnP cards. Secondary Mission cards Regular Mordheim games could be very flat, especially when you play multiplayer games where you cannot aspire to reach the main scenario objective. Therefore, secondary missions enrich games by providing extra objectives. Notice that these objectives never replace the main objective and they are not mandatory! The idea is to play with more options, above all when everything is against you. This additional module to play Mordheim games includes about 80 cards in two separate decks: missions and rewards cards. How to use secondary mission cards? Before the battle starts, each player draw two reward cards and three secondary mission cards but chooses only 2. Each player will have a hand of two missions and two rewards cards. You can or cannot complete these secondary missions, it’s up to you. Secondary missions should be kept in secret (that is why we use cards). Thus, the game is more interesting because we cannot exactly prevent the enemy taking his objectives. However, his actions can expose him and his objectives. Rewards are retrieved at the end of the game, once the battle has been resolved and you check if you have...
Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Painting

Eleven Tree Designs Tudor House 15mm – Painting

It’s time to finish painting one of the Tudor Houses in 15mm from Eleven Tree Designs. On June we built a great 15mm medieval house from Eleven Tree Designs. See the post HERE. It’s a laser cut model full of textures and impressive details for a laser cut building in such a small scale (it has more texture than the 4ground ones). With the building done and the homemade wood texture for the floors ready, it’s time to paint the house to a standard tabletop level. We start priming in grey the 3 blocks of the house. I do it with airbrush and AK Grey Primer. The interior parts receive a black primer coat. With the priming part done, we can look at those really great textures from the laser engraver. We continue with the airbrush, this time painting all the exterior walls in white (Tamiya and Vallejo for the retouches with brush). With some tape we mask all the zones we want to stay in white, so we can paint the stone areas in Dark Grey from Vallejo. With the masks still placed, we drybrush the stones with Vallejo Sky Grey. When the mask is removed we can see a nice contrast between the two areas. For the roof, we mask the rest of the house, paint it with Vallejo Red and wash it with AK Dark Brown. When the wash becomes dull it’s time to remove the excess to show the real red color of the tiles, except in the recesses, where the wash makes a great contrast. I usually use a cotton bud or a makeup...