Okay, here's the big news (for me, at least). I decided to finally do something about the fact that I haven't really wargamed much except for the solo zombie wargame, the rare game of Mordheim, and the even more rare game of Warhammer 40K. So, I approached Bill of Wargaming from an Armchair to see if he'd be interested in playing a game he'd recently gotten into: Saga.
Dark Ages? That'll work. Small number of figs? I can paint that. Well received rules? I can get behind that. Cheap minis? Sure. Really cheap minis....?
|Just as a comparison, this cost what a Games Workshop tank does.|
Here's the story. I went to one of the gaming stores in KC because I knew I had seen these boxes there. I like Wargames Factory minis well enough, and 32 minis for $20 isn't bad at all. I only needed two boxes, but the guy at the counter offered to sell me the last one for only $8, since it they had been collecting dust on their shelves for years. So, including the $8 Reaper miniature I bought for my chieftan, I spent (with tax) about $60 and got 97 Vikings, which is a few more than I needed. About three times as many, but I don't care. I can do something with them (even do a second army for the boy).
So, time to start painting!