Alex and I ran a few demo games of SAGA for a local wargames club. The bulk of the miniatures were provided by Alex (6 points warbands of Normans, Welsh, and Anglo-Danes, 2 each), with my Vikings thrown into the mix. I was given one of the Norman warbands, and faced off against my own Vikings (since they didn't come with a info-card like Alex's warbands did. A very clever idea, that).
|Normans (and a very, very fast Norman Warlord) and Welsh battle it out|
|My own Warlord led a group of knights into an ill-advised charge|
|A slight miscalculation led to a bit of a do-over for the Normans and Welsh, but they were eager to get back into it!|
|'M'lord? Where'd you go?'|
|Anglo-Danes weather a storm of Welsh javelins|
|What's left of my Normans. Notice the distinct lack of Knights.|
|My warriors hold. For now. Did I mention that the Norman Battleboard only support cavalry and missile infantry?|
|Welsh and Anglo-Danes trade blow for blow|
|The opposite Norman Warlord feels a little isolated.|
|Just Levy = no Saga dice = Viking victory!|
|The Welsh celebrate their victory around the fallen body of the Norman Warlord.|
Previous obligations forced me to leave once the games were over (and miss a game of Fireball Forward, unfortunately) but it seemed as though SAGA was well received by the group. With a 4 point Norman forced that Alex helped me to complete, I'm hoping to introduce the game to a larger audience.