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The Anglo-Saxon battle board encourages large units of Warriors and Levies, which with good positioning, can screen a Warlord from being engaged in mêlée since it takes longer for the enemy to move around them. That’s the theory, anyway.

Like I said, I don’t get to play since no one here in Portland plays.

I’m waiting for the eventual release of “Age of the Pharaohs” or whatever they call the game set in antiquity, so I can build an army of Israelites and their Jewish Space Laser.

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A space laser would come in very handy when fighting against the Welsh, Irish, Lords of the Wild, or any other warband that use terrain features, especially forests, to their advantage. 

'Oh, so you think you're going to use Sons of Dana on me?  Think again!  Pew pew pew..."

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1 hour ago, Koyote said:

Do you play your Anglo Saxon warlord mounted or on foot?

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Do you use a big base for your warlord or a stand infantry base?  Also, are your Anglo Saxons mounted on square or round bases?

I asked these questions because I want to build you your very own 'Koyote' Anglo Saxon warlord on a two-part display base.  I have a cool model that will make a good Æthelflæd of the Mercia, but it's mounted.  

I do have a Anglo-Saxon foot-warlord as well, but while the model is impressive, it's less original.

 

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Okay! Enough shame from the Magical Moorish Vikings! I’ve got them out of their boxes, attached to their bases, and hit with the first primer layer.

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One point for four Hearthguard; one point for twelve Levies with Bows; and three points for 24 Warriors (divided into two units of twelve).

I’ll need to track down an appropriate Warlord figure and figure out how I want to spend my sixth point... I’m leaning towards either keeping it simple with another point of Warriors or getting fancy and adding a point of Breton Cavalry mercenaries. 

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That is excellent new indeed!

However, I remain concerned about your immortal soul.  Are... those... wretched GW slotta bases I see beneath your most excellent Anglo-Saxon miniatures? qdkZW7.gif

No. Don't tell me.  I don't want to know. 

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I will send you proper Renedra bases along with your Koyote-ized warlords -one on foot and one mounted.

Do you have wire spears?  The white metal spears that Saxon Miniatures (now Warlord Games) provides will never do.  If Odin requires a blood sacrifice, wire spears will stab your fingers and pierce your flesh, but at least they won't bend and droop like a flaccid levy fyrdman.

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11 hours ago, Ish said:

Yes, they’re slotta bases... What can I say, they’re easy to find for cheap prices.

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 I have wire spears and pewter shields, but I’m going to attach those later on.

One of the downsides of wire spears is that their smooth surface and doesn't give much for glue to stick to.  Plus, since they don't bend easily, pressure against a spear's end can cause them to pop out of a model's hand.  As such, I recommend that you glue the spears into the models' hands before primering or painting.  Also, since the recesses in the Saxon Miniature's open hands can be quite shallow, I recommend using a hobby knife to deepen the recesses. 

A little extra work up front can save you a lot of heartache down the road.

 

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Okay Ish, since it’s your preference to field a foot Warlord, I’ve assembled you one.

The Warlord is Footsore Miniature’s Alfred the Great. The banner-man is also a Footsore mini. I can’t remember who makes the hound.

There should be enough space on the pole to fit a medium sized Little Big Men Studios flag. The boar pole topper comes from a 5th edition GW Bretonnian knight’s helmet.

Some players, like myself, prefer to play with their Warlord on a 25 mm base, while others prefer a large base. I’ve made you a two-in-one base, so you can play your Warlord either way. Magnets and a circular recess hold the smaller base onto the larger base.

I still need to add texture to the bases, but I want you to see the details of the base design before I cover it all up.

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38 minutes ago, Koyote said:

Okay Ish, since it’s your preference to field a foot Warlord, I’ve assembled you one.

The Warlord is Footsore Miniature’s Alfred the Great. The banner-man is also a Footsore mini. I can’t remember who makes the hound.

There should be enough space on the pole to fit a medium sized Little Big Men Studios flag. The boar pole topper comes from a 5th edition GW Bretonnian knight’s helmet.

Some players, like myself, prefer to play with their Warlord on a 25 mm base, while others prefer a large base. I’ve made you a two-in-one base, so you can play your Warlord either way. Magnets and a circular recess hold the smaller base onto the larger base.

I still need to add texture to the bases, but I want you to see the details of the base design before I cover it all up.

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oh sorry - ISH - where do you usually play?  

I liked the vikings - so I picked up a 6pt box - and I have a 4pt box for Ango-Saxon with an additional spear blister or 2 to get to 6.  

I have the battles book and the main Viking age books - dice and needed cards. I just need to work on painting and putting things together...lol

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