The Saxon Grant

When my wife and I play SAGA, we tend to make it a light hearted affair. We rarely put together WAAC forces without warning and tend to place poor dicing squarely on the shoulders of the Warlord on the table at any given time. The Saxons, as my wife's SAGA faction of choice, have gone through many leadership changes. Somewhat reminiscent of the Army of the Potomac's leadership during the early years of the ACW. Thankfully, I'm unable to visualize my wife as Lincoln... That being said, my desire was to paint her McClellan equivalent first so as to perhaps entice that figure on the table more often and thereby upping my win total. This was not to be and I found myself painting first her Grant. The interesting twist, this is my first SAGA figure completed, not to mention the first after some time away from the brush, and it is wanting in style and refinement...her McClellan will hopefully be much better dressed. It'll be interesting to see who wins my wife's favor, the impending better dressed Warlords or the victory laden Grant.

The figure is from the Gripping Beast Saxon Thegns box set. Decal by LBMS. The basing is minimal as I have yet to decide just how busy I want my SAGA bases to be.  
Photos are a bit off as my camera is down and I'm using the IPad to take pictures.


  1. Great start Iowa, and you are truly a lucky man to be able to share your gaming with your wife. I'm quite satisfied to just get a "green light" to get out of the house for a game!

    Looking forward to more, and if you're ever in the Twin Cities and have time, ring me up and we can get a game in.

  2. Will drop a note next time there's an opportunity for time up north.

    I've often thought there could be a mini con in the Mason City or Albert Lea area. An attempt to draw Des Moines, Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, Rochester, and Cedar Rapids Gamers to one spot. Probably a non-starter, but us no mans land gamers dream. haha

  3. No worries! At one time, I had the idea that you might even have moved to the cities. I must have been drinking. ;-)