These were primed white and then block painted, followed by The Dip, and then some highlights. The shields are all hand painted.
Well what to do with them, I can not really see the Flemish going to Vinland, so I had to think of something different. Myself and Nicolas at Nowhere to Lead Soldiers have been discussing what war bands to do next for SAGA. We have come up with a plan and I have chosen my new warband and soon will be ordering the figures. These Flemish mercenaries will be the first warrior unit for this warband. Point 1, shall we say for my secret SAGA project.
So I thought let's have a Who's a Clever Boy contest. So a Clever Boy should be able to guess what my new warband will be. There is a clue in the photo which should allow you to narrow it down to 2-3 choices very quickly. I can also say that their uniqueness to the warband is a second clue.
So question 1: What is John's new SAGA warband?
I think this might be an easy one, so I thought I would also add a second part to the contest. This is for a Really Clever Boy!
So question 2: What is the unifying feature about this specific unit and why is this so?
Maybe a little tougher, but who knows.
So the prizes, well I have to paint a Samurai for Curt so I thought I would offer 2 further Samurai (or Dark Age/Napoleonic figure.......your choice) as prizes. I am not a great painter but I can put together a presentable tabletop quality figure for you. But more importantly, you will become forever immortalized on my blog with an individual post devoted to your cleverness with a beautiful self-submitted photo of yourself (or whatever photo you would like to substitute for yourself).
ps I will have to ban Iannick, Nico and Curt from question 1 as I believe I have discussed my plans with them, but question 2 is open to all.
Answers can only be submitted to the comments section of this post and the first correct one wins. The answers are very specific and of course I will be the final judge.
Oh yes, right, here are the photos......