Friday, December 16, 2011
SAGA game and miniatures from Gripping Beast
The beautiful aspect of this game is the small amount of miniatures you need to get yourself playing. A good starting 4pt Viking Warband would contain a Warlord, 4 Hirdmen, 4 Berserkers, 8 Bondi and 8 Bondi. That's only 25 figures in total and gives you a great warband to start fighting! Other gaming systems would require that many figures for one regiment! Now you need an opposing force, how about a 4pt Danish warband. You need a Warlord, 4 Huscarls with axes, 4 Huscarls with spears, 8 Ceorls and 8 more Ceorls. Once again, only 25 figures in total.
So I thought a great series would be to get the game started with some miniatures, the rule book and special dice needed for the game.
Officially there are four opposing forces. We already mentioned the Vikings and the Anglo-Danish warbands. The other two are the Normans and the Welsh. Units are given a point value as we mentioned above and a 4-6pt warband makes for good gaming. We just received some of the new plastic box sets made by Gripping Beast. In our next post we'll show them off to you, hopefully assembled and painted. Well we'll have to see how much we get done with Christmas right around the corner!
If nothing else we'll show you the new miniatures!
For now, have a great battle!
The Old Crow