I pretty much had all the figures I needed, most of which were already painted, which is helpful in getting out of a painter´s block (having to do some 30-40 miniatures from scratch would probably have been too daunting a prospect).
All I had to do was rebase my Basic Impetvs Norman Army, which was based with multiple miniatures per base. I will later procure some movement trays so that I can still use the miniatures to play in Basic Impetvs, which is a simple & fun game.
All figures tallied I could field 6 points of SAGA with only some minor purchases.
My initial band will be:
1x William the Conqueror/Bastard - mounted Warlord, 1 point
3x Mounted Knights Hearthguard (will probably be fielded as 2x6 knights) - 3 points
1x Sargents (Foot Warriors) - 1 point
1x Crossbowmen (Foot Warriors w/ Crossbow) - 1 point
All this miniatures I do have - I still have 6x bowmen waiting for another 1/2 dozen to complete a levy unit, but they can still be fielded as a 4 man bow armed hearthguard taking advantage of some of William´s special rules, so it does give some options (I could field the mounted Knights as 8+4 and free up 1 point to slot these bowmen in as is).
I also procured a slightly anachronistic Perry Thatched house (actually for the 1300s onwards, but it works fine for a bit earlier, at least to my eye).
So here are some shots of the Normans so far:
My mounted Warlord, taking advantage of the maximum allowed base size to be accompanied by a musician, a pious crucifix bearing knight and a banner bearer (banner done as if a piece of bayeux-like tapestry was used).
Some mounted Knights - the core of any Norman band.
A general view of the work so far. The 4 knights to the left of the command base are what´s left on the paint queue.
A closeup shot of some foot Knights with the crossbowmen in the foreground.
A shot of the bowmen, standing behind the foot Knights.
Some more foot knights.
The Perry house, complete with wattle fence and pigs.
More on this project very soon.