Saturday, October 4, 2014

SAGA Refresher Training

A good turn out today at the Game Matrix for some SAGA refresher training. Actually, it's been so long since I last played it, it was like learning new rules again. And to be honest, I had only played it a few times before - over two years ago. Luckily, a very experienced player showed up and provided some timely instruction. I lost both of my games against my buddy Bruce's Jomsvikings (he used Dwarfs to intimidate me even more). They kept getting full of Wrath, so it was inevitable. Plus I impetuously used my Warlord where he was killed in melee in both games. Several other players showed up too, but I was too busy to notice most of their games.
A unit of my Crusader Warriors in melee with a Jomsviking Hearthguard unit.
A unit of Crusader Warriors with crossbows facing off Jomsvikings including their Warlord
The Crusader Warlord advancing
One of the other SAGA games today - Scott M.'s Byzantines vs. Adrian's Normans
It was quite a good session - particularly as I got two games in quicker than a single WAB game. And this with the serious learning curve going on. That all said, I'm looking forward to getting started on Lion Rampant!

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulous day Dean, with some lovely miniatures on show.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. It was good to play SAGA again. Best, Dean

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  2. Very nice looking table and miniatures. Saw some games being played at a show yesterday it looks impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I must say it was good to see the interest here in the local area. Dean

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  3. Beautiful looking games as always Dean. Glad you enjoyed playing SAGA, even if you had to play against those dirty Jomsvikings and their anger-management issues! Cheers, Paul :-)

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  4. Great looking games, miniatures and photographs.

    Cheers, Ross

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  5. Thanks, Gents. Although SAGA is fine game system unto itself; I don't envision playing SAGA enough to have all the rules (much less the battle boards) down to enjoy the game properly. I'm an occasional gamer at best; and tend to play rules that are easy to remember on the fly. I think I'll be getting into Lion Rampant for that reason. Best, Dean

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  6. Some really great looking games Dean!

    Christopher

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  7. Good looking stuff. A mate of mine recently bought from me a bunch of my old WFB dwarfs to do exactly the same thing.

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    1. LOL! That really gave the game a refreshing feel! Best< Dean

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  8. A good friend of mine has lent me the SAGA rulebook. I reckon a Dwarven warband is a good place to start! Your blog is inspiring. Thanks and blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much, Darcy. Maranatha! Dean

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  9. Looks like it was lots of fun.
    cheers

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    1. Thank you very much, Brendon - it certainly was a bit of fun.

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  10. I've never played against Joms before - they do look a nasty bunch.

    Maybe you should get some Pagan Rus to counter them with some weather issues, or some Irish so you can have the land itself attack them!

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    1. Thanks, Evan. I plan to stick to Crusaders for now - hopefully with better battle board knowledge they'll improve on the battlefield. Dean

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  11. I share your views on L R, should be a good easy fun set of rules to remember. Those Normans look good.

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