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What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A 4pt Game using scenario "Clash of Warlords"

So my friend Mark was able to come over and do a quick game today. We played the Saga scenario Clash of the Warlords with 4 point armies (I did mention the word quick). Mark played his Viking Army, and I my Anglo Dane. We were both a little rusty with the rules but it came back to us quickly.

Both of us knowing we had a time limit we decided to throw tactics out the window and throw down (not to mention with these armies it really is all about throwing down!!!). I charged straight up the middle leading out with a Warrior unit and struck one of his warrior units in an even battle. Fortune was not with me and I totally pleeb on my dice throw. Mark did not do much better but did inflict 1 hit that I could not save and this caused my unit to disengage. Unfortunately I had brought up my other units a little to close up, expecting victory, and Mark's quick counter attack with those same warriors threw my line in disarray. Perhaps the word disarray is not appropriate as he totally destroyed my unit for a loss of only two figures and this caused a fatigue on all my other units within short distance.

Not being one to be shy I thought I would teach my smiling opponent a little lesson about side by side and struck his now only 6 warrior strong unit with a fresh unit of Warriors and my Warlord. Instead of an overwhelming victory, my troops were further disheartened as two of his warrior's escaped destruction. My now still smiling opponent had a 1 saga die advantage and a secret weapon he was about to unleash on my unsuspecting Warlord. My Warlord was about to learn about the wrath of a woman (or in this case she devils from hell, and not just one but a bunch!). By the way Mark uses Amazon Queens or princesses or something like that for his Berserker's.

The she devils from hell smashed into my Warlord bringing with them 21 dice to roll against my poor Warlords 5. Another lesson taught to me about the Vikings was all the offensive abilities that they bring with them to the table and my opponent was not about to show me any mercy and threw down the hammer. With Thor, Ullr, Frigg, and Heimdal it was a pretty assured thing that he would take down my Warlord. Of course it didn't hurt that the she devils from hell brought 16 dice with them to start out with! My Warlord was so rattled he even forgot to order shield wall and stood there mouth agape as I was taught a lesson about being overly brash with your Warlord.

Yes that's right! Count them up! In the end he inflicted 19 hits of which I saved nine, but could not overcome the ten hits as I didn't have that many troops around me to absorb that many hits for the Warlord. On top of that with the ability Thor, any remaining figures would get to attack again (did I mention I only took down 2 of those accursed she devils).

Game over! Kaput! Finished! Done! Sob.... and a soft sigh.....

Even though it was brutal and quick it was good to get a game in and brush up on the rules. I also must say even though I got a good ass kicking I still had fun and appreciate my opponent for taking some of his time out of his day to get a game in.

Saga rocks!

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