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SAGA is an immersive game of skirmish level conflict between two or more Warlords (you!) and their bands of trusty retainers. The rule-books take you through the rules step-by-step with easy to follow examples and summaries before showing you how to muster your own warband. There are different scenarios to help you structure your games and each rulebook comes with 4 sturdy card "Battle Boards," (six in SAGA The Crescent & The Cross) one each for the factions covered in the book. The Battle Boards are at the heart of the rules and mastery of them is key to success in these easy to learn, a life-time to master rules.

– publisher's website


Designer
Alex Buchel
Publisher
Gripping Beast
Status
In Print

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Saga

Dark Age Skirmishes

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SAGA Dark Age Skirmishes is often referred to as SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes or the SAGA Rulebook. They are all the same thing and it is actually called SAGA Dark Age Skirmishes.
– publisher's website
Please note, the basic rules in SAGA Dark Age Skirmishes and SAGA The Crescent & The Cross are the same.
– publisher's website

Available also in French from Studio Tomahawk.

Supplements

Saga: Northern Fury

Northern Fury
Northen Fury is the first supplement for SAGA, designed to expand the possibilities of the game with four new factions. The Anglo-Saxons, defending their faith and homelands across the centuries against many bloodthirsty invaders. The Bretons, heirs of the celtic traditions, unrivalled horsemen that fought their enemies using tactics inherited from their British ancestors. The Jomsvikings, legendary northern mercenaries. Their lives have been dedicated to Odin and Thor and now more than ever, fear their wrath! The Scots, unified under the rule of mighty kings, unbowed they will defend their right to rule the north with their blood. In addition to these new factions, Nothen Fury also contains a new scenario, 'Wooden Oaths', designed to be played by 4 players, involving much back-stabbing and table talk.

The first supplement to SAGA, Northern Fury comes with Battle Boards for 4 new factions.

These include the Anglo-Saxons, Bretons, Jomsvikings & Scots.

– publisher's listing

Saga: The Raven's Shadow

Raven's Shadow
The Raven's Shadow is the second supplement for the SAGA rules system. Along with rules for War Banners that can be used by all existing SAGA warbands, The Raven's Shadow contains all you need to field four new factions on the battlefields of Viking Age Europe. The Franks - Whether your warband is of Merovingian, Carolingian or Capetian, the Franks have a highly organised military structure and monted troops are the key to your success. The Irish - Lead your brave tribal warriors against all comers and watch the enemy quail before the might of your champions. The Norse-Gaels - Born from the collision on Celtic and Viking cultures, your warband is ready to demonstrate its martial prowess - dare your enemies accept your challenge? The Stratchclyde Welsh - Mounted on sturdy ponies, your warband is ready to surround and destroy any who are foolish enough to stand in your way. Inside this book you will find descriptions of the four new factions, all the rules you need to muster one of these exciting new warbands (including new Heroes) plus of course a new Battle Board for each of the factions. Each of these new factions presents new and interesting challanges, both to command and to face across the table but as with everything in SAGA, each of these factions have been extensively play-tested against one another and against the eight already published factions in the rule book and Northen Fury supplement to ensure that every game will be balanced and challenging. Now muster your warband, prepare for battle and let your mighty SAGA play out under The Raven's Shadow.

Comes with 4 card Battle Boards - Franks, Irish, Norse Gael & Strathclyde Welsh.

– publisher's listing

Saga: Varjazi & Basileus

Varjazi & Basileus
Varjazi & Basileus is a full colour mini supplemnt for the SAGA rules and is the last one to cover the factions of the Viking Age. Contained within are all the rules and background for three new factions, one of which, the Byzantines, has already been the subject of a article in a Wargames illustrated magazine. The other two are the Rus Pagan and their successors, the Era of The Princes Rus. Also included are a new Swords For Hire unit, the dreaded Steppe Nomads, who can be in the pay for all three of these factions, and a new Hero Of The Viking Age for the Byzantines, Harald Hardradda, Captain Of The Varangian Guard.

Contains rules and Battle Boards for the Pagan Rus, Era Of The Princes Rus and Byzantines.

– publisher's listing