Friday, November 25, 2011

SAGA AAR: Bridge over troubled water...

Here comes a AAR of our latest SAGA Song, we call it Bridge over troubled water;)

We used the River crosing scenario and 4 point armys on 120x120 gaming board. Andy playing with he´s Anglo-Danish warband under command of Earl Godwin and I played with my Viking ravageners under command of Jarl Eirik Gunnarsson.

The scenario in short...a river divides the gaming area it is only forable at the bridge and the ford. The side that managed to get most of he´s men over to the enemy side wins the day...

Set up... Jarl Eirik had a cunning plan...He would send hes Berserkers to block the bridge and concentrate the rest of he´s warband at the Ford... simple and brilliant he tought...

Earl Godwin had a more divided approach to the problem and split he´s warband in 2 equal parts and deployed on at the Bridge and one at the Ford...

The SAGA could begin...

It all started by the toadstool eating Berserkers that made a rush for the bridge...and acumulated a Fatigue point... (the small naked man with blood on him...)

Earl Godwin apperently was stunned by their swift advance as he diden´t have he´s warband to do much more then sending he´s Huscarls forward to block the Ford...

In the exitment I forgot to take some photos... Here are one from turn 3... The Anglo-Danish Huscarls had tryed to block the Ford...in repons Jarl Eirik sent he´s Hirdmen forward to clear the passage over the Ford...

By some briliant combination on the battleboard, The Ullr abilitie are a real favorite, giving you re-rolls on all missed attacks:), and good dice rolling the Viking Hirdmen managed to slay all four of the Huscarls only losing only one hirdman, but they were exhausted by wadeing the river and the fight...

The exhausted hirdmen were a easy victim for a fresh unit of Earl Godwins Ceorls... they avenged the death of the Huscarls, killing the Viking hirdmen and throwing the corpses in the river...

Jarl Eirik now thought he had a opportunety to exploit, sending more of he´s men over the river to continue the fight...

The victory was complete for Jarl Eiriks warriors...once again the use of several SAGA abilities at the right moment made a greate difference... The rest of Jarl Eiriks warband waded over the river to the enemy side...

At the same time at the bridge...Earl Godwin had gathered enought courage;) to order he´s Daneax armed Huscarls to attack the berserkers and clear the Bridge...

After a short and brutal fight all the Huscarls and Berserkers was slain...

...don´t send your best men to deal with berserkers, they will likely do the work, but it will most certainly cost them their lives...

Earl Godwin had now a clear passage over the Bridge for hes´warband BUT... there was fewer men left in he´s warband so he had ti continue the fight and slay some more Vikings so the numbers would be to he´s advantage...

Earl Godwin ordered he´s last unit of Ceorls to attack the Vikings that had crossed the river and throw them back...

It was a good and fair fight the Earls Ceorls fighted well but they was eventuallt cut donw by the victorious Vikings...

With no men left Earl Godwin thought it was better to invit Jarl Eirik for a feast and pay tribute them sacrifice he´s life to nothing...he would soon be back for revenge...

This was a realy nice game, both Andy and I have started to learn to make good use of the battleboard abilities, whtch realy are the key to the game.

It will defenetly be mor SAGA songs from us:)

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good batrep but the pictures didn't load but that maybe just me, I'll try again later.

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  2. Great report Dalauppror.Very nice photos too.

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  3. Thanks!!

    Sorry about the pictures, they loaded fine in both IE8 and Google Chrome for me at least... Please try again:)

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  4. Cool bat rep, as usual. Cant wait to get my Saga rules for christmas...hopefully....

    Do you think kids would be able to pick up the rules ok, or is it bit too complicated for them, ages 9 and 12?

    Cheers
    steve.

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  5. Thanks Steve!

    I think the rules are quite simple, so woulden´t think it should be any problem for your kids to learn the game. It´s also quite fastpaced then you have learned to place your SAGA dice, it gives very intense and interesting games.

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  6. Great report and pictures.
    Haven't played this scenario yet, you've inspired me to give it a go!
    Tom

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  7. Great battle report and some good photos

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  8. I'm so tempted, and a couple of others in my gaming group has already made the SAGA-plunge. Must resist, must resist...
    /Joakim

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  9. Thakns!!!

    Nothing to resist:) You don´t even need to many minis to start with... 25 minis for a 6point starter warband...

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  10. Looks awfully nice - even better tan IRL.

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