Sunday, 17 January 2016


I really enjoyed the Saga game last week and so have decided to hold onto my Normans rather than selling them on. I have a couple of units that I have based up and undercoated to expand the four point warband to a full six points, although when I get round to that is yet to be decided. I also think I'll get some crossbows to make the most of the Aimed Volley and Storm of Arrows attributes, which would have been really handy the other night!

I'm also seriously thinking of a second or even third warband for SAGA now, moving the focus back to the ninth century with an Anglo-Saxon theme as the first option. I've always wanted to wargame this period, specifically the south westward expansion of Wessex under King Ecgbert in the 820's and 830's, with the focus on battles against the West Welsh and their Danish allies. It's a very interesting period and a bit off the beaten track, although I did manage to scrape 25000 words out of it for my under graduate dissertation many, many years ago!


  1. ... Ooo, that's one of the most interesting posts that I've read in a long time.
    Is your dissertation available for the others to read?
    I, for one, would be very interested :0)

  2. Wouldn't take much to expand your Normans into an early crusader retinue for Lion Rampant...? Worth adding to the list :)

  3. Oooh...hadn't thought of that. I'm planning to do WOTR for LR but like the idea of doubling up.

  4. No, I don't think so, as it was written way back in 1990. There may be a dusty copy lying around somewhere but it wasn't published (publishable!) so who knows?

    I'll see if I can find my old copy....