Thursday, 1 June 2017


I have been busy painting again,  with my Moor Saga army getting some much needed attention this time.

Overall force so far that is painted

I have completed the mounted Warlord and some 20 Spear armed Warriors ..... overall quite happy with how the Warlord looks and with the warriors in their earthy tones and patterned robes. The shields were all hand painted and I think look the part quite well.

The Warlord - I do wish he could have the option of being on foot ...

One unit of Warriors with the Naffatun in the rear

The second unit of Warriors

Some Levy Crossbowmen never go a miss

To finish off the army I have now only got another 20 foot warrior models to finish off and some 8 Horse mounted Hearthguard models and then Moors Saga force will be all complete - as I have already done the Naffatuns, Priest and Levy Crossbowmen middle last year  ..... so a fair bit to go but motivation is high to finish these to get another complete force done and dusted

My brother has also been painting up some Saga units for his Mutatawwi'a force (we just call them Mutts as its easier to say !! )  He has finished 16 Warrior bowmen figures and 24 Spear armed Warriors and had decided on a more dark colour palette for his force which works very well I think .
He also has models to finish being his Warlord and some mounted hearthguard figures - but his being the funky Camel option ... so much cooler than horse's in my opinion ...  the only way for my Moors to gain camels is by the way of Bedouin scouts , so I could be very tempted to field this option when he's finished painting them up ...... ah well what are brothers for if not to borrow models from !

Andy's overall Mutatawwia force that's so far been painted

Some Bowmen Warriors

His three units of Spear armed Warriors

Also, with the local Saga gaming vibe beginning to wane around these parts , I thought it would be a good idea to run a Saga gaming day at the local club.  At first I thought about 8-10 players would be interested but no - I had a great response to the call of throwing Saga dice and managed to get 16 players signed up.

We battled with 6 point saga forces over the course of 3 games in which I split the field into two teams. The first game was a Battle of the Fords, followed by a Sacred Ground mission then some of them (the fast players) got to play a Kill the Warlord mission to finish the day on.

Most of the games were very hard fought over, with the Crusaders and Pagan Rus having a great battle for top spot at the end of the day. My brothers Spaniards had some great games doing what they do best (annoying thier opponents ! with their activation reactions a plenty) ... mean while my Moors also had 2 great wins as I played a Scots player with a Warlord and a WarPriest and unfortunate for him as he got stuck with my Doubts skill every turn .... haha  perfect !   the second game was again against a Scots player but my Naffatun units were next to perfect in this game dishing out some hurt all over the battlefield.

 I think overall the day was a resounding success,  and I will be keen on another Saga games day in the future perhaps, another positive is that I now have invitations to a few follow up games at other clubs in the area which is great stuff.... good to see that the Saga following is still strong, even if it does need a kick start every now and again.



  1. Thanks for putting together the Saga day Mark, you had it well organised and it was great to see such a good turnout and meet some new people. Definitely keen for more in the future! The Moors and the Mutts are both looking great, very colourful and lots of details, the shields are fantastic.

  2. Thanks Paul, yep very pleased with the turnout, we will have to come up your way at some point in future and have a few more games.

  3. Hey Mark always Nice to read your post's �� I have just got my to boxes of Arab speermen and archers home an lm looking forward to paint and Play the Moors to. Can i ask how your 6 pt list looks Like ? I reed your rapport from 2014 "i Think" where you mentions 2 list and my plan is to make the second choise with the warpriest �� Sorry my english Im from Denmark. Looking forward to here your thoughts.

    1. hi Richard, sorry for the late reply,
      my 6 point list these days is usually 5 points of foot warriors (organised in 4 groups of 10 models each) with some Beduion Scouts on camels, as it gives the army some mobility - I used to run the Naffatun unit but its a tad hit and miss hence the scouts instead. the Warpriest(Warlord) is a good option I think for Moors.
      hope this helps and hope you enjoy the painting of the models - the Arab box models are great for the $ value and look good once painted up. cheers