Sunday, December 2, 2012

saga of a failing norman knight

Well time to post a home game. My son wanted a game and I wanted to play SAGA so we agreed to a 4 pointer  to try out my new Normans. He used Anglo Saxons due to the great ability to max out your unit size and get bonuses.

Sacred ground, the three elements in the centre have to be held and you gain Victory Points for the number of troops in them per turn. The houses are just for the look. Being Normans I had it made, watch those knights run around and claim all the objectives. Normans on the right Saxons on the left.

A couple of turns in and I am in three out of three objectives with the Saxons only just entering the middle hill. Home and hosed or so I thought. Hmmm don't those levy have bows..................?

The view up Senlac Hill, woops sorry getting a little ahead of myself. Mind you by this stage I had come to see how inefective 8 warrior crossbows can be vs the Warlord. Should have gone for the Warriors instead. By now I was looking a little worse for wear. 1 unit Hearthguard Knights gone, Warlord gone and just about to lose the other unit of knights.
Notice crossbowmen running for cover but the Spearmen have driven off the Saxon warriors. Mind you I have not shown you the rest of the table!
At the end of the game, Saxons have 1 mini from a unit of warriors on the end objective, 2 minis from a 2nd Saxon unit on the same object, 1 Warlord, a few levy and a single warror on the middle objective. The Normans on the other hand have...................none, no not just no objective but no miniatures. But wait, this is points based and I was seriously winning in turns 1,1,2,2. At the end of the game 8 turns later. Saxons 130 points, Normans 96 hmmmmm. Well done to my son and looking forward to painting up another Norman Warlord cos this one just did not do the work he was meant to. Battle of Hastings it was not.

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