Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saxons and TSS

Well today proved to be fairly productive. I managed to finish several more scenarios for my TSS Supplement. Only three more to go. Those should be wrapped up in fairly short order. I can see the light at the end of that tunnel finally. I have removed several scenarios that I just could not find sufficient data for to even guess at the orders of battle for.

In addition to the writing, I managed to get a bit of painting done. Five more figures for my Early Saxon army. This brings my army to a whopping 15 painted figures! I was painting figures from the Splintered Light personality pack. Specifically two Saxon shaman/wizards, a Saxon hero (big bare chested brute wielding an axe with two hands) and two Saxons in armor. One sports a sword and a Sutton Hoo looking helmet and the other carrying a two handed axe. Both in Chain mail armor.

I have been thinking of how I would organize an Early Saxon army for skirmish scenarios. I am working on a set of rules that are based off of Sharp Practice with several others from the TooFatLardies list. My thought so far is something like this.

Early Saxon Raiding party
Three groups of unarmored spearmen (24 figures).
One group of armored spearmen (8 figures).
One group of skirmishers (6 figures).
Command Element (party commander(Big Man), standard, trumpeter, shaman)
One additional Big Man and One Hero.

In addition, I am tinkering with making a longship for these Saxons to raid with.

Their opposition will be some Post-Romano British. The British will be a similar sized force except its composition will be different.

Post Romano-British
Two groups of Unarmored Spearment (16 figures)
One group of armed townsfolk (12 figures)
One group of Armored spearmen (8 figures)
One group of skirmishers (6 figures)
Command element (party Commander (big Man, standard, trumpeter, priest)
One additional Big Man and one hero.

I have just purchased the armed townsfolk from Khurasan miniatures. They have some figures carrying pitchforks which suits the bill quite nicely.

I have really enjoyed painting the Splintered Light Saxons.

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