10 May 2018

More SAGA with a new Romano British Army

Been a busy few weeks with work travel but I have managed to complete the final touches on my Irish Warband for SAGA.  I am also about to be deployed for 3 months so not much looming on the hobby front unfortunately. I also moved house, just to up life's degree of difficulty a touch more.
My new mounted Hearthguard
I also had an impulse purchase the other day when a painted Romano-British warband popped up for sale. I've wanted a force for SAGA's Aetius & Arthur period for some time and this faction I quite like.  With no modelling time my focus is shifting to playing only so this was a good time to strike!  It was expressed posted to me, I picked it up at the Post Office on the way to the club, unpacked it onto the gaming table and put them directly into action! I was facing my SAGA Nemesis Alan, whom I have never beaten in the game in 5 years.  He pulled out a Saxon Army (beautifully painted like all his war bands) which he hadn't used for SAGA before either - the game was afoot!
2 Units of Warriors
My wily opponent with 3 other SAGA games in progress
What followed was probably one of the best night's gaming I've had in about a year, wth 4 games of SAGA in play at the same time.  Our game was very competitive in a really fun atmosphere as we both learned our armies, which were really well matched. I focused on a wide left sweep to isolate and kill Alan's Warlord.  He advanced on a broad front to catch and engage my supporting units.  I let him and after a massive all out effort I managed to dispatch his warlord...only to find out that the new SAGA v2 scenario isn't a Kill the Warlord for Victory game!  A tense last turn followed and in the end I mustered 21 slaughter points to Alan's 18: a pyrrhic victory by the slimmest of margins but a Victory nonetheless!
My mounted Hearthguard catch Alan's Levy Bowmen!
To inject a final bit of hobby happiness to the night, Slowpainter John brought us goodies from the latest shipments, including the new SAGA Age of Crusades book and Battlegroup Torch-  just in time to stock up my hobby reading materials before I ship off. Huzzah!
Now thats a good days' Hobby haul!

16 comments:

  1. Truly a great night of gaming! Thanks mate.

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    1. FIVE years Alan? Sounds like you had that coming mate :-)

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  2. That looks fantastic, those models are amazing! Glad you had a good time. Good luck for your deployment.

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  3. A wonderful night by the look of it. Great to have you posting again.

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    1. Thanks Michael, sure was - bit of a posting dry spell coming up though!

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  4. That may be the fastest deployment ever! Good to see you getting a game or three, even if not much time for modelling.

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  5. Looks like a grand night of gaming - good luck one your deployment and be safe

    Miles

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  6. Late to the party but I just wanted to say that the game looked super fun and you did rather well on that purchase - a lovely warband indeed. Nice score!

    I hope things are going well on your deployment. Be safe and I look forward to your next post.

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  7. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم تسر شركة الكمال للتنظيف ان تقدم لكم خدمة تنظيف الخزانات وتنظيف الفلل بمدينة حائل بافضل المواد واحدث المعدات كما تقدم لكم خدمة تسليك المجارى بضخط المياه
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بحائل
    شركة تنظيف فلل بحائل
    شركة تسليك مجارى بحائل
    والسلامه عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


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