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Saturday, 21 February 2015

More Saga in the Great Hall




Entrance to the Great Hall

Rear view

Alan's Foundry Viking Warriors

Another unit of Alan's Foundry Viking Warriors

Rival Viking warriors fighting in our first game

Alan's Vikings take control of a room 


On Saturday afternoon Alan, Craig and I played two games of Saga using scenarios for the Great Hall. Here are a few photos of our games. Craig has now finished the loft and roof of his 4 Ground Great Hall, not that these were used in our games. He reckons it took in total about 20 hours to put together! Apparently Gripping Beast are going to release a gaming mat of the Great Hall at some point, similar to the one they did for Jugula, so that should be more affordable for most.

In our fist game Alan and I played a scenario that was pretty much a Clash of Warlords in the Great Hall with two identical four point Viking warbands, while Craig was umpire. Alan pretty quickly got the upper hand in this game and it didn't take long before both my Hearthguard units and Warlord were slaughtered. In the second game the scenario involved a Saxon raid to kidnap the Viking Earl's daughter from the Great Hall. This was a pretty tough scenario for the attackers to win as even when the Earl's daughter was captured, the Saxon raiders had to escape the Great Hall and then faced with seriously depleted forces, a returning Viking Earl/Warlord and two Hearthguard units! Thanks to Craig and Alan for some fun games.



My Warlord and Hearthguard are looking vulnerable

Two warrior units are all that remain of my Vikings

Viking Warriors prepare for the Saxon Raiders' attack

The Earl's daughter looks distraught...or is it anticipation?

Saxon Raider's capture the Earl's daughter but can't escape

16 comments:

  1. Wow, an amazingly cool terrain piece there, Mike. Great looking action in those games. The scenarios are limitless. One that comes to mind is the Beowulf one.

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    1. Thanks Dean, it is an amazing bit of kit but a bit pricey for me at AUD $ 480! I think Beowulf was the inspiration for it originally.

      Mike

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  2. Fantastic looking hall! I've seen it advertised on a few sites, and it certainly is an impressive bit of kit. Does it come with its own scenarios, or are they something you've created?

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  3. Been tempted by this piece of kit - nice to see it in action. A good example of how it actually works in a game - thanks :)

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    1. Thanks Mike A, each room takes a move to enter and only eight figures from each faction can fit in a room at any one time.

      Mike

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  4. Thanks Paul, it is impressive and $$$. Craig is in the Saga play test group so I think the scenarios were developed by them - not sure if will be in a separate supplement at some stage.

    Mike

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  5. What a great piece of terrain!!!

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    1. Thanks Ray, definitely a fancy bit of kit!

      Mike

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  6. A beautiful terrain piece, very immersive for future games!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I think storing it is problematic as it is so large.

      Mike

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  7. Very interesting bat rep. That hall looks the dogs...

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, every home should have one...

      Mike

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  8. Beautiful, what a treat to have out on the table! Now, where to put it afterwards so the wife won't complain... ;-)

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  9. Absolutely Monty, storing it would be an issue!

    Mike

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  10. Looking good! Enjoy the great hall, must be excellent to game in

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  11. Thanks Mike, there are some fun scenarios for it.

    Mike

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