We were able to squeeze out 3 SAGA players and we did have a lot interest as we were playing. The Hobby Bunker had lots of The Crescent & Cross stuff there, but no basic SAGA rulebooks which was unfortunate. I did see some purchases though of the Gripping Beast boxes of their plastic Dark Ages figures. Hopefully some interest was generated.
I had not really played SAGA for a couple of years (my gaming partner Nico disappeared about 18 months ago after the birth of his beau fils, but the good news is that he has just arisen again!). I had forgotten what a fun game it is and of course a lot has happened in two years with the publication of the Crescent and the Cross.
We played two games of the Warlord scenario, using Vikings and Anglo-Saxons warbands and had a lot of fun. The rules are easily remembered and we did not mash them too much. I took a few photos so I thought I would present them.
|The Clash of Warlords scenario has one group of attacking Hearthguard being placed behind the lines of the defending warband. This caused a lot of consternation to me as I had not read through the scenario before I set up.
|Anglo Saxon warriors (I know they look like Romano-Brits!)
|The Viking Warlord heading off with a large unit of Hearthguard.
|Where are the Hearthguard gone? The Viking Warlord is screaming to the Saxon warriors and Levy to come and get him!
|Brave fellow, he has no fear.
|This is the second game, this time the Viking bowman are trying to sneak up to take the Saxons from behind.
|The Anglo-Saxons have a great advantage when they can form up into 10 figure units.
|We made a mistake with shooting, the levy really can not be clumped up to fire.
|The Anglo-saxon warlord with a unit of warriors.
|The Viking Hearthguard demolish the saxon levy.............
|...................but fair less well with the Saxon warriors.
|Hmm what have we got here, looks like a possible mano a mano.