Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Over the last few weeks my imagination has been well and truly captured by Gripping Beast's new skirmish rules Saga.

Having played my 5th game last night (of which I've won 2) I have to say I'm well and truly hooked. For those of you who don't know about Saga, it's a skirmish game set in the Dark Ages with 4 factions. The Vikings, The Welsh, The Anglo Danes and the Normans. More factions are due soon, and I even got to play against one last night as my fellow club member John is acting as a play tester for Gripping Beast.

The basic forces are essentially identical, what gives each faction it's flavor is a series of abilities that are activated with special dice rolled at the start of the turn.

My Faction (The Welsh) are all about using terrain and hit and run tactics. Their abilities allow them to nimbly bounce over terrain like it wasn't there whilst hampering my opponents movement and running away before he gets a chance to hit me back.

I've no photos of any games I've played sofar, but I do intend to take some soon. What I can say is that this is an excellent set of rules that are easy to learn and full of flavor and tactical subtlety.

I aim to get my warband painted over the next month. I'll try to blog my progress here!

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