Well, as I suspected, administrating the Challenge is absorbing a good deal of my hobby time. Not that I'm complaining, as its great fun chatting with everyone as their entries come in, but it has cut down on how much I can get ready for submission. Anyway, that being said, I have been grinding along and have just finished here my Norman warlord for my SAGA force.
I've been reading the Jack Ludlow series of books describing the Norman de Hauteville family. They were large band of brothers who gained fame in Italy first as mercenaries then as powerful warlords. Its a good read and has helped keep my interest up as I slowly work through my Norman warhost.
So in homage to the patriarch of that family here is Tancred de Hauteville charging on his warhorse with one of his 12 (!) sons acting as his banner-bearer.
The Norman castings are 28mm Gripping Beast whereas the casualty figures are from Old Glory. There are a few slight conversions but nothing earth shattering. In addition the shields benefit from LBMS treatment and the banner is also an LBMS transfer mounted on foil. I clipped the edges of the foil to make it a little more visually interesting.
I've also snuck in a couple shots which include my Anglo-Dane warlord 'Heldrid' who is set to meet Tancred in a head-on smack-down. I just look at the Anglo-Dane and can hear him growling, 'If you think you've got something, well bring it...'. (Tim, note 'Heldrid's' redux bloodied long axe.) :)
This group will net me a modest 30 points. Onwards and upwards, eh? Currently I'm splitting my time between a fresh regiment of French Dragoons and more Normans - but more on that later.
Happy Christmas Everyone!