8 players (mostly called Richard or Rick!!) took part in 2 scenario games with 6pts Warbands and a final four way Feast of Crows with 4pts to decide who was the Warlord of the day.
The Warbands fighting it out where made up of: Normans, Bretons, Vikings, Welsh, Anglo Danes, Skraelings and Anglo Saxons.
Here is my brief SAGA report using Bretons.
Game 1 vs Richard Oates - Vikings (Theoden the Orange)
Clash of Warlords Scenario.
Morvan the Breton Warlord has arrived in the countyside surrounding the Welsh border, whilst patrolling from his Keep he and his band of warriors have come across a marauding band of desperate Vikings.
|Viking Battle Line|
Morvan and his retinue charge towards the advancing pagans and cause numerous casualties.
Morvan Warlords Challenge Gryffd
|Anglo Dane Deployement|
After deployment rolls were made for initiative and for the first three turns the Skraelings and Anglo Danes just continued to manouver, whilst my Bretons charged straight forward to contact Richard Oates Vikings (again) After a couple of very bad turns for the Vikings they where completely wiped out!
|Whole Breton force against remaining Vikings|
|Theoden Vald meets his ancestors in Valhalla|
Whilst the Bretons were merrily slaughtering the pagan invaders, Rich J's Skraelings finally made a move on the Anglo Danes, unfortunately after a minor success with their javelins the fragility of the Skraelings showed through and they started to crumble.
|Skraelings War Party |
Whilst Rich J was momentarily distracted by the Anglo Danes the Bretons sweeped into the woods and their rear, hoping to catch both warbands by suprise.
|Bretons to the right, Bretons to the Rear!|
A few more deadly turns and whilst Skraeling and Anglo Dane where hitting each other hard the Bretons stormed in and put Eowics the Anglo Dane Warlord to the sword!
So after 3 superb games against some very sporting opponents the Bretons were undefeated on the field and came away as overall winners of the Sindlesham SAGA. I won a nice new copy of Northern Fury and it was a cracking day. Overall I was suitably happy with the Bretons and the character I had taken for the day. As a new faction that I had no experience with I was a bit apprehensive but I basically played them like fast armoured Welsh and that seemed to work.
Looking forward to the next SAGA day, wherever and yet again Ill take another faction.