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Dukewilliam11 Jun 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

We are desperately searching for a rule set with which to use all our Saga figures, now that they've come out with a 'new' edition.
Would Lion Rampant work for the Dark Ages?

Actually, let's open it up and just tell me which rules you prefer. Just not Saga V2. (PU) :-) Lion Rampant opinions appreciated.


NOLA Chris11 Jun 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

You can also look at Dragon Rampant as it gives some ideas for different troop types/abilities/costs,
and they do NOT have to be fantasy troops/figs!

saltflats192911 Jun 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

Why can't you play Saga 1?

BrotherSevej11 Jun 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

Lion Rampant works for anything prior to gunpowder era, as long as you're not expecting simulation. Heck, gunpowder may works too if someone can make the stats.

The core of the game is "interesting turn order" and "ease of play", so it generally works with anything.

m4jumbo11 Jun 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

Lion Rampant works great for Dark Ages. There is an article by the Lion Rampant author in Wargames Illustrated #331 for doing exactly this.

Louie N11 Jun 2018 7:48 p.m. PST
Aethelflaeda was framed12 Jun 2018 5:55 a.m. PST

2HW Warband rules are pretty fun and and handle slightly bigger than skirmish battles.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Lion / dragon rampant does work pretty good; as others have pointed out above, he units in LR/DR are basically so generic that you can slot in any genre. then modify any rules you don't like (most people modify the activation system: I usually use 2 failures before the turn ends instead of one).

in that way it's similar to SAGA in it's troop types, and probably uses the same amount of figures.

LR/DR are so cheap you might as well purchase just to take a look see.


steamingdave47 Inactive Member12 Jun 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

you could play Dan Mersey's Dux Bellorum

Dukewilliam13 Jun 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

Thanks men, especially for the link to the WI article. As for 'simulation', there is no such thing so that is never a concern, and we *do* still play Saga I, just looking for an alternative. We also play Pig Wars, modified a bit to update it.

Thanks again,
Manly hugs,

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