Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Here are some photos of my Steppe Tribes, Warlord and Hearthguard for Saga. The figures are from the lovely Gripping Beast Hun range but can be used as various Steppe Tribes or Nomads, including Cumans, Pechengs, Tartars, Sabirs, Avars, Khazars, Bulgars and Seljuks, amongst others. I have a Foundry Hun army to paint, so these figures will be doubly useful to mix in with those figures, to give a bit of variety to the units.
The Steppe Tribes battleboard and faction rules are in Wargames Illustrated Issue 311. I've only played one game with them so far but they seemed to work quite well. Rather strangely the composite bow which only Warlord, Hearthguard and Warriors may have, works like javelins with same range, while levies who are only armed with self bows actually out range them and have some useful shooting abilities on the battle board. I have always liked 'shooty armies', Persians being one of my favourites, so the Steppe Tribes should be a lot of fun to game with.