Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Saga Skirmish











I enjoyed a very bloody but closely fought game of Saga at the club this evening, which is the first time I've had the chance to really try out the rules, despite having a copy for ages and a 4 point Norman warband to pillage the local Saxon village. The game was an Anglo-Dane versus Norman scenario with both sides attempting to wipe each other out and to eliminate the rival warlord. In the end, it was a narrow Anglo-Danish victory but it was a very close run thing.

I thought the order dice and battle boards worked really well, although I did screw up the dice play to start with and mistook my mounted knights for proper medieval cavalry, rather than just hearth guard on horses. I also neglected to bring any missile troops, which would have given me lots more options (apparently crossbows are the best thing since sliced turnip in the 11th century).  An enjoyable game either way and I certainly picked it up faster than I thought I would.

Anyway, I've decided to sell on the almost completed Normans, which I've never been that pleased with as far as painting is concerned, then use the funds to build a couple of alternative warbands. These will probably be a Viking and an Anglo-Saxon army, although I haven't made up my mind yet and also quite like the idea of some West Welsh. I see that Northstar have the Gripping Beast plastic boxed sets on special offer now as well...very tempting!

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