Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year!

In just over two years of contributing articles to the Sagatapestry I have seen the number of Followers increase from 90 to 197. I think it is fantastic that so many people have found interest in our website and I hope it is a trend that carries on.

SAGA continues to fascinate with its simple but clever mechanics. Thank you to the guys and gals at Gripping Beast and Studio Tomahawk for this great legacy.

If you're interested in contributing an article (or more) to this website then please get in contact with me (PM to 'ambler' on the WWPD forums) or contact Steven or Jon from WWPD!

Thank you from me to you all and I wish you a very Happy New Year.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Brave New World - Sourcing the Skraelings

One faction that fell outside the 'norm' for Saga are the Skraelings.

They came and went very quickly as a limited edition in a Starter set from Gripping Beast. After that you seemed to need to get hold of the rules and some suitable models.... somehow. This is one faction that never made it into one of the mainstream Saga expansions.

After speaking to a Saga player recently I thought I would have a look at how to go about sourcing some suitable models. Result... it isn't easy!

The legend.... the old Gripping Beast Saga Skraelings 4 point Starter set. Be brave!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Saga event at UK Pick N' Mix 2014

This last weekend saw the Annual Pick n' Mix Event held in the UK at the North West Gaming Centre, Stockport. Among various historical games was a small SAGA tournament.

I want to say a big thanks to the guys (and gal) that attended. It was a three round event using 6 point factions.

From my side of things, after setting up, I ran my Normans (so as not to duplicate the other factions - at least I am familiar with them).  Joe ran Spanish, Collette ran Scots (with Kenneth as boss!). James and Rob both ran Saxons and Christopher ran Danes.

'Battle at the Ford' winding down....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Model Review: Gripping Beast Viking Age Heroes

Once again I have to thank those lovely lads and lasses at Gripping Beast for sending my some of their fantastic SAGA Viking age Heroes for review.

These models really do help set the tone and look for your armies, even if you don't actually upgrade a Warlord to a Hero. Let's take a look at some of these fantastic sculpts...

Gripping Beast Heroes to strike Terror into the Hearts of your enemies!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Event: Pick and Mix Saga - Stockport UK - 13/12/2014

For anyone in the North West of England on Saturday 13th December....

The North West Gaming Centre, Stockport, is hosting the Annual "Pick and Mix" Event.

There will be a SAGA tournament that day, run by my good self.

Registration for SAGA is 9:30, Game 1 is 10am. Finish around 5:30

Game 1 = Clash of Warlords.
Game 2 = Battle at the Ford (unless both players agree to play another mission)
Game 3 = Sacred Ground (unless both players agree to play another mission).

Three rounds of 2 hours each with breaks. there will be other events for you to watch in any downtime.

Cost of the event is 10 pounds payable on the day in cash to the Event Organiser, James "Hammy" Hamilton. Drinks are available at the venue. Your entry fee is for the event only. There may be food at the venue but local shops and pubs are at hand. The NWGC is also home to the Element Games store so you can check that out too!

You need to bring a 6 point Saga army (not Skraelings), rules for your faction, Battleboard, Saga dice and tape measure. It is a fairly light Christmas event  with other games going on over the weekend.

Scenery, rules, FAQ, scenario information are all provided. Bring yourself and have fun.

The rules will be the (very minor) updated ones for Crescent and Cross, but are basically the same as Dark Age Saga. Feel free to bring a C and C army!

If you are thinking of coming please let me know ASAP so I can sort out tables. You can go to the WWPD.net forum and send a PM to "ambler".

Interested in other games at the event... see this link and contact the overall Event Organiser.

1st Floor
Hallam Business Centre
Hallam Street

-- Mike.


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