Crusader Carts

Inspired by the SAGA Scenario "The Escort", i'm looking for something that would make a good baggage train for my spanish Crusaders. As I already used miniatures from the Perry Crusader range, I thought it made sense to look at their range again for the additional baggage train / wagons.

Unfortunately, they don't have specific ones for the crusades, but others from the War of the Roses range. I'm not a specialist on these, so which would fit an early middle ages, around 1.000 - 1.200 A.D.? They have a few, between 11 and 21 pound to offer.

Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons Perry Miniatures - War of the Roses carts and wagons


Spanish Souvenirs

My parents were visiting "the Motherland" (in my case Spain - not to be mixed up with "the Fatherland", Germany) 😀 and as the great parents they are (the supported the beginnings of my now 20 years of wargaming madness), they brought along some items i asked for - and some i didn't even thought about asking for.

So beside some delicious sweets and candies (i have a soft spot for oreos), i got a estela de barros / stela that i wanted for the living room, along with a book about the secrets of Cantabria. My father even got me a spanish wargaming magazine (you just know me to well :D). The magazine is called Desperta Ferro! (Awake Iron), which is an medieval catalan battle cry used by the Almogavars.

Desperta Ferro


Spanish Crusaders

I introduced the spanish Crusaders a while ago. And i want to share the current status with you. The bases were prepared with spackle, pva and sand.

SAGA Spanish Crusaders



Two of these 3 hour movies later, i really made some progress. I am currently building some Spartan Scenics, and started with The Great Escape and some of the hallways.

The Spartan Scenics can mostly be assembled without glueing just by sticking it together. They have a tight grip, in many cases too tight, so you need to file down some edges and parts, if you don't want to damage parts by using too much force to put them together. That makes the whole process incredibly time consuming. Beside that the assembly constructions are unclear in many parts, you get one A4 sheet for all of the sets there are - all of them on one single sheet. They don't rotate, they don't go close ups, so some parts, especially on the larger rooms are assembled by guessing, assuming and seeing that is left when you build other stuff. That is not really a good way to go.

Spartan Scenics Spartan Scenics


Spanish Crusaders

Small progress on the Crusaders, put the remaining miniatures on bases. I got custom cut round 50x25mm cavalry bases. Those will fit into "carrier" bases for other systems like Kings of War or Impetus, and will fit Saga as well as Lion Rampant.

Perry Miniatures - Spanish Crusaders


Spaniards for Saga Crescent & Cross

A short overview on the 6 points Warband for Saga Crescent & Cross. I've chosen Spaniards.

SAGA Crescent & Cross - Spaniards