Myself and regular opponent Gav arranged a game at short notice, and by dint of organisational simplicity I suggested Saga as the best option. We selected six point forces from my collection, and Gav opted for the feisty Vikings, a first outing for their sparkly new troops to gather for battle. I as usual was left by default with the Frankish options; I opted for Carpetians, to give me access to Crossbows for my troops. The Viking Battle Board is simplicity to use well and ideal for a beginner or occasional player, whilst the Frankish board is a finickity one that requires careful handling to deliver on it's promise.
We rolled for the battle and got the Warlords scenario. Scenery was set up per the rules and deployment was simply done. The ruins represented the remains of a Frankish farm the Vikings had attacked during their campaign, so it made sense that my Force included a priest and his attendant, bent on enforcing the wrath of God upon the heathens.
|The forces array behind their respective commanders|
|Fresh looking Vikings!|
|Tired looking Franks!|
|The Franks Advance|
|A bold Charge...|
|The Warlord leads a Flanking Manoeuvre|
|Hirdmen Suffer Withering Fire|
|A Pincer move Develops|
|The Frankish Lord and his priest goad a Final Assault|
|Few survive, but the Viking Lord Prevails|