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TWD696818 Jul 2012 8:44 a.m. PST

Scrivs and I fought another epic Dark Age clash over in Nether Mansfield last night.
Here's a couple of teaser pics:

Full report over on my blog

Yesthatphil Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

Good looking game, guys …

thumbs upPhil

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 9:08 a.m. PST

Nice looking game.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 9:39 a.m. PST

Cool stuff.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 9:41 a.m. PST

Now that is a true Saxon warlord!

Sounds like a lot of fun

Craig Ambler Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 11:46 a.m. PST

Good looking game. I bought the rules the other week and am getting the earlier set tonight.

Great pictures


vtsaogames Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 6:55 p.m. PST

Very nice.

moocifer Inactive Member19 Jul 2012 6:40 a.m. PST

I am surprised by the lack of Norman Levies with their easy to gain SAGA ability of 24" shooting .. :O

TWD696819 Jul 2012 6:53 a.m. PST

He has a unit of serjeants with crossbows, which are IMO a better choice.
I don't think you ever want/need more than a single shooting unit in a game of SAGA if you're using A-D, Norman or Vikings – Welsh, Scots and Bretons may be a different matter.
Add in the fact that levy don't generate SAGA dice and I'm not convinced they're that good a choice.
Especially not when playing Anglo-Danes when the inevitable Intimidation means you'll be needing to use three of your precious SAGA dice to get off a single round of six shots. Much better off spending those dice on getting your knights charging home I reckon.

TWD696819 Jul 2012 6:55 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the feedback chaps, glad you enjoyed it.


Dexter Ward19 Jul 2012 7:58 a.m. PST

If you use the Norman knights to spearhead your attack you'll lose in my experience. The knights fight no better than anyone else when they get counter-attacked.
Normans are a shooty army, with knights to finish off the demoralised enemy. You want crossbows and bow armed levies.
Remember the Norman ability to get a free second round of shooting with no fatigue, and to re-roll shooting dice.
You can get 20 shooting dice per turn with re-rolls.

volkervonalzey Inactive Member07 Aug 2012 2:11 a.m. PST

Very nice pics. I ned them for my castles.

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