|Hmm....our game did not actually look like this!|
Last night, à L'abyss in Montreal, I had my 1st game of the year. This was my 4th SAGA game with Luis and this time we decided to return to Age of Vikings. Who better to bring than my Skraelings and where better to have a battle than in The Labrador, that previously disputed territory on the border between Quebec and Newfoundland. Enough said on to the game.
Special Rule-Forced March
Victory Conditions-SunjugationGame Length-Unknown Length
The Vikings (6 SAGA Dice)
3 units Hearthguard in 2 groups
2 units of Warriors
1 unit Bow-Armed Levy
Moors (6 SAGA Dice)
5 units of Javelin-Armed Warriors in 4 groups
1 unit of Bow armed Levy
|Beautifully painted Viking Warriors|
|It looks like the Viking are surrounded by the Skraelings, but watch out for those Hearthguard coming up the centre.|
|Skraeling centre has collapsed...|
|....as has the Skraeling left flank|
|but the thing is that Hearthguard are much more valuable then Warriors and the Skraelings were able to limit 3 units of them, that is a lot of massacre points, so the game is closer than it looks.|
|Not much left is there!|
So the end of turn 5, we roll the dice.........a 4, one more turn. The Vikings are down to 4 SAGA dice, they take out my unit with the Bear totem, my turn but only 2 SAGA dice. I attack the Viking Hearthgurad and am able to eliminate the unit. I think that over 75% of the figures on each side were lost.....very bloody indeed!
Game over.......it looks very close......using the Massacre point system......a marginal victory is awarded to the Vikings, they won by 1 point!
The game was a lot of fun, I always enjoy playing my Skraelings. So what is next, well a game of CoC tonight in Lachine and back to Black Seas tomorrow here in the Plateau.