Monday, 14 July 2014

SAGA Demonstration games this Thursday

SAGA Demos at KWC

3 SAGA players will be coming down to KWC fram 7.30 on Thursday 17 June 2014 for a demo of Gripping Beast's SAGA Games

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 - Anglo-Danish, Viking, Welsh, Norman - has its own battle board 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 battle board as effectively as possible. The core game comes with a battle board for the four main factions, with future battle board releases intended to cover other armies and periods.

The first supplement for the game, entitled 'Northern Fury' was released in Spring 2012. It is 22 pages, and contains details and rules for four more factions (Anglo-Saxons, Bretons, Jomsvikings and Scots), one scenario and four separate faction boards; the next was "The Raven's Shadow" with 28 pages - Franks, Irish, Norse Gael & Strathclyde Welsh.

Come on down and check it out on Thursday


  1. I had a try of this with the guys a little while back and its certainly an interesting game. I am going to see if I can get some 'double duty' out of my Rohan and Dunlending LOTR troops for it (the round 25mm bases works perfectly) - who will obviously work perfectly as AngloSaxon warriors and hearthguard respectively... more bang for your buck and all that... There's also a LOTR SAGA group too, so you can use your LOTR figures that way too... I just wonder how the rules might handle a troll like Grendel!

    1. Think Grendel and Lurtz may be pushing it a bit.. I'm keen to see the size of the figures, as I have a lot of GW Norse figures that I thought may (in theory) be useful. Square bases though. Have not thought about the LOTR ones languishing in a box. Some Rohirrim and Easterlings in there, I think...

  2. Looking forward to it Herman, see you there! :-)