The 2nd SAGA supplement is on the way! From the Studio Tamahawk Blog (Scroll down for English):
New supplement means new factions. As Northern Fury, The Raven's Shadow offers four brand new and original factions:
- The Franks, that will allow the players to muster either a Merovingian, a Carolingian or a Capetian warband. They will need practice to be used properly, but are one of the most rewarding Saga faction for experienced players.
- The Irish that illustrate the cover. Their focus on individual deeds and heroic feat of arms are translated into their battleboard, and they will offer you the opportunity to field new units on the table as the Curaidh, King's Champions or the famous Irish wolfhounds!
- The Norse-Gaels, Vikings from Ireland or the Orkneys, that introduce a new mechanic to the game: Challenges.
- The Strathclyde Welsh, and their famous ponies. The whol ewarband will usually take the field mounted, and their practice of war is radically different from their southern cousins. Welsh players who want a change from the usual hit and run tactics of their warband will find some new mechanics to explore with this new warband.
Add to these new factions the rules for war banners, an update of the Saga FAQ et you will get a 28 pages supplement well loaded with new stuff!
As we have done for Northern Fury, in the forthcoming weeks we will share some of our playtetsers hindsight and experience with these new factions, with short articles describing each of these new factions. That should keep you busy until the release of the supplement.
There are also 2 new units being released shortly. The first is Gunar Hamundarson. He can lead any Viking list, though his details aren't yet available.
The second unit is the Sons of Death who are a merc unit that anyone can hire. They are mixed Viking and Gaelic and are rumored to cost 2 points. No other details at this time.
Christmas is going to be exciting for Saga players!
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