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Frothers Did It And Ran Away17 Jun 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Now I've finished painting all the Viking Age figures which lurked in various cupboards, I've been wondering about the A+A supplement for Saga. It doesn't seem to have generated much interest online, and it seems to have been plagued with typos. What are peoples' opinions who've played it? Worthwhile, or basically reinventing the wheel?

saltflats192917 Jun 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

I only played one game so far. The Romans seem very powerful, they get a scaling bonus ability like the Milites Christi in C&C. While this was fun and different from basic Saga, they are they only ones to get it which seemed unbalanced.

BobGrognard17 Jun 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

Dux Britanniarum scratched my Arthur itch far more effectively with its superb campaign backdrop. It was like reading Bede or Gildas.

agrippavips17 Jun 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

Plus the entry price point is prohibitive. A base rule book plus this expansion book plus dice sets. They should have included the base rules in this book and charged a little more.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away18 Jun 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

"How are we liking it?"

Not much, it seems! grin

Ney Ney18 Jun 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

I like! I agree it would have been better to have all the rules in this book because now I need to carry around A&A plus the C&C rulebook but the battle boards are good and different to what's gone before.

TonicNH18 Jun 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

I'd like to give it a try but must admit the cost is one thing thats putting me off for what is essentially an unknown quantity. Pity there isnt a .pdf (low ink) option. In the meantime I'll stick with Dux Brit

Henry Martini18 Jun 2017 6:32 p.m. PST

I already have both Duxes, have played Dux Bellorum, and have a vague ambition of one day getting around to playing Dux Brit., so adding another, very expensive option to the queue that probably won't see the tabletop would be futile. The negative response from the hobby community only solidifies my disinclination to take the risk.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Have played Dux Brit and SAGA A+A. Both different games. If you like SAGA you will like A+A. I like this period better than the vikings so for me it is great. The campaign in A+A is weak but the new scenarios are very good. I have Age of the Wolf for campaigns. ( Less work than the Dux Brit campaign which isn't that much work either)
Dux Brit is more "realistic" but SAGA is a better game in my opinion. Do I care about the difference between a panzer III and panzer IV? Yes. Do I care about any subtle differences in the way the Goths fight verses the Franks? Not really, so if you give me some gamey mechanics to differentiate them based on some history I am happy. I have never had an unentertaining game of SAGA.
So it depends on what you want.


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