Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

All rights reserved. This work may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the creator.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Four games of Saga tonight.


On Tuesday at Maunsfield Gaming we arranged another Saga bash. Unfortunately, we had a couple of late drop outs, so that just left Tom, John, Martin, Jervis and myself to play.

I arrived first and unloaded the terrain and set up a pair of tables for gaming on. Martin soon turned up, not long later followed by John. The first game got underway, Martin using Anglo-Danish played John with Normans at Clash of Warlords, both players fielded a six point Warband, the Normans were, mounted Warlord, three units of 4 mounted Knights, two units of 8 Sergeants and one unit of 8 Sergeants with crossbows. Martin fielded a Warlord with dane-axe, one unit of 4 Huscarles with dane-axe, one unit of 8 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls. Martin had obviously been reading the bit about combining your units.

Jervis and Tom turned up a few minutes later, Jervis had not played before so he borrowed my Vikings and would play Toms' Anglo-Danish, this would be a 4 point game again using the Clash of Warlords scenario. Both players had one Warlord, two 4-man Hearth-guard and two 8-man Warrior units. I would try to assist Jervis.

Johns centre in the first game
The game between Martin and John was a pretty bloody affair - although the Anglo-Danish seemed to have the upper hand and eventually killed the Norman Warlord. The game between Jervis and Tom was a blood-bath that eventually ended with the overstretched Viking Warlord cut off from his remaining unit of Bondi and overwhelmed by the Anglo-Danish lord and his remaining warriors.

Right-o time for another game. This time I would play Martin at Clash of Warlords, Martin fielded a Warlord with dane-axe, one unit of 4 Huscarles with dane-axe, two units of 4 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls.  I fielded Anglo-Danish with  a Warlord, three units of 4 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls.

John would play Jervis at the Sacred Ground scenario. John used Normans with mounted Warlord, two units of 4 mounted Knights one unit of 8 Sergeants and one unit of 8 Sergeants with crossbows. Jervis used a Warlord, two units of 4 Hirdmen and two units of 8 Bondi.

Martin and I deployed facing each other in a tight packed shield wall formation, both awaiting the other to engage. Martin engaged first and I was able to pile up the fatigue on him until I caught his Warlord unsupported and carrying four fatigue = splat!

In the second bout, Jervis had really picked up the game and handed a convincing spanking to Johns Normans.
Game two, already racking up points on the hill, Jervis' Vikings prepare to see off the Normans

Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, a camera cock-up (ok I left the memory card at home) meant that I had to use my iPhone, never good for photographing miniatures games.



Martins centre in the first game

John and Martin get started

Normans every-where

Even infesting the village

Jervis uses my Vikings to take the central hill

Norman Knights thin out the Ceorls

The Viking Lord and Hirdmen launch into the Anglo-Danish centre

The deciding action in the Martin and John game, the Normans came second