Last week I was able to play a game of SAGA at Critical Hit Games. Jim wanted to get better acquainted with the rules and test some of his Cold Wars scenario. So we recruited two new players and started rolling dice.
We had a force of Viking raiders with Danish allies attacking a Saxon village. The Saxon lord was on a trip around his lands collecting tribute. With a threat of Vikings afoot, he brought some hired Irish mercenaries with him.
|Viking raiders approach the village|
|Danes charge out of the trees ready to pillage|
|The Saxon contingent arrives|
|The Viking have broken into one building looking for loot|
They started to withdraw, sacrificing a couple units to slow up the Saxon pursuit. It was enough to allow them to exit with 50% of the available loot.
|The Danes have grabbed some loot and leave a rear guard to slow pursuit|
Overall, a great game. The two new players picked up the rules and using the battle board dice fairly quickly.