|The hill between myself and Nick soon became a bloody battleground|
Yesterday evening Nick, Martin and myself played a Saga three way at the club using the Feast for Crows scenario. Martin and I had not played for a very long time - actually almost a year to the day - but Nick was fresh from his adventures at the Stoke Challenge over the weekend.
We all picked from the basic Viking lists in the Saga rule book and all chose very different lists. I used my Warlord along with two units of six Hirdmen and a unit of 8 Bondi. I managed to use both the Jarl Sigvaldi and Svenn models that I had painted and never used, both as Hirdmen. The remainder of my models are from the lovely Shieldwall Miniatures range.
We deployed, I was unfortunately second to pick, so ended up sandwiched between Nick and Martins force, this was going to be bloody. Although I was somewhat protected from Martins troops due to the dense woodland in his corner of the table.
On the second turn Nick launched his Berserkers into my Hirdmen who locked shields and killed them off for only the loss of a single Hirdman. My Hirdmen then pushed on into the large unit of Bondi but were driven off with a couple of casualties. My Bondi then engaged Nicks Bondi, building up their fatigue and killing a couple before my remaining Hirdmen finished them off.
|Prepare to die Berserker!|
|My warlord does for Nicks|
Despite being up against it in all the combats I had managed to kill:
- Nicks Warlord, 1 Hirdman, 4 Berserkers and 12 Bondi plus of Martins 4 Berserkers and 3 Hirdmen.
- Nick killed of mine 6 Hirdmen and 8 Bondi and of Martins, 4 Hirdmen.
- Martin killed my Warlord and 6 Hirdmen and of Nick, 3 Hirdmen.
I was a clear winner, despite losing all of my troops in the process.
|My mighty pile of kills|
|Martins collection of kills|
|Nicks pile of kills|