John had not played before, and although I had a few games under my belt I had not won a game of Saga before and Tom was to be our mentor, he's even had a Saga article published in a recent issue of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy.
I had bought my very early Saxons with me that would do duty as Anglo-Danish, John had bought his recycled Vikings, these had been painted years ago and had been put away in a box for many a moon. John had dug them out this week and had re-based on round bases for the game.
As we were beginners, we opted for a four point war-band each. Both sides had a Warlord, two Hearth-guard and two Warriors.
All the scenery is from my collection.
Game 1John and I took the first game. Basically we deployed opposite each other and just went for it.
|The Hand of John and a large yellow tape|
|Ceorls are repulse, or revolting, or something like that|
On my left a unit of Hirdmen charged into my other Ceorl unit, but after some fluky dice rolling on my part they were beaten off with only one survivor.
|The Hirdmen attempt to take on some Ceorls|
At the end of the game I had my Warlord, one Huscarl and three Ceorls left, John had his Warlord and two Bondi left. A small win to myself.
This time it was Toms turn to use my Anglo-Danis against Johns Vikings
|Tom and John prepare for battle|
|More action in that village, this time the Vikings are victorious|