A Saga of SAGA
About two weeks ago, I was able to return to the Hamilton Road Games Group at the Crouch Branch Library in London, ON. My time there was limited to about 4 hours, so Andy and I decided to run a game of SAGA, the "Dark Ages" skirmish game by Studio Tomahawk. It's a fun game with some odd twists based on a special ability "Battle Board" that each faction has. Andy fielded his Normans with some heavy cavalry while I fielded my Irish who barely have armour!
I conceded the game after about 6 turns. I couldn't hold up under the armoured onslaught of the Normans. Even my pack of war-dogs - my favourite unit - wilted under arrow fire and the stomping of spears. (The war-dog unit ignore terrain and fly through rough terrain the would slow other troops down. That's why I love 'em!)
|The chieftain and his Fianna (household troops) advance through some woods.|
|Norman heavy infantry face off against Irish Kern with javelins.|
Guess who got the short end of THAT stick?
|Norman crossbow-armed infantry vs. Kern with slings.|
Crossbows are deadly, but take time to load and have a few other disadvantages.
|The pack of war-dogs slide through the woods and try to attack some Norman bowmen.|
The battle puppies did not to well.
|Kern flanked by Danish-axe-armed Fianna face down Norman infantry|
... at least until the Norman knights came forward.
|The knights cleared the hill but took some casualties.|
Actually a lot of casualties.
|El Lobo with Ignatius the Iguana|