In the last week I've been looking into Gripping Beast's game SAGA, Now I've been rather slow on checking out this game before now dew to the fact I never done anything ''Historic'' apart from a unit of Napoleonic Imperial Guard Dutch Grenadiers when I was 14 (And yes I messed up the Uniforms). Which to be honest put me right off Historics as I like to run non-cannon in my paint schemes.
Gripping Beast's Dark Ages miniatures skirmish. Each side has between 20 and 70 miniatures, organised into groups of 4-12 warriors. Miniatures are classed as Hearthguard, Warriors, or Levy, and an army comprises of 6 points of units (1 point = 4 Hearthguard, 8 Warriors, or 12 Levy).
Each faction (In the starting book, there has since been 3 Expansions and SAGA in the time of the Crusades) - Anglo-Danish, Viking, Welsh, Norman - has its own Battleboard of command options, which are selected depending on the roll of your Saga Dice. Saga Dice have special icons and give your command choices for the turn.
Combat and movement are simple and based on six-sided dice rolls, the real challenge is to use the options from your battleboard as effectively as possible. The core game comes with a battleboard for the four main factions, with future battleboard releases intended to cover other armies and periods.
Each player has a Warband which will consists of a number of units. A unit consists of between 4 and 12 models.
Each figure has a class, and there are 4 in Saga:
Levies or peasants
In addition to your troops, you also get a Warlord for free to lead your Warband. You can, however, choose a special hero to lead your Warband instead which cost an extra point.
Seems rather interesting if I do say so, maybe Satan.. sorry Santa will bring me the rules for Black Mass.. sorry Christmas :)
Do any of you play and what is your take on it?