Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Back soon!

As you may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Its one of those occasional periods where our hobby has to take a back seat to real life commitments and responsibilities. I anticipate this continuing for the next few weeks or so – although some of that is due to being away on a walking holiday at the end of this month. I’ll continue reporting on the ongoing SAGA campaign as and when games are played though. 

Sometimes it’s good to step back and take a breather, refreshed and ready for the multiple projects I’ve piling up on the gaming front.  

I anticipate returning to the blogosphere in early September 2016. Back soon!

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


An old-school ruleset played for the first time by a middle-aged gamer. Yep, that's me. And it was 15mm too! What is going on? Some unforeseen reaction to recent SAGA overload? Yet Another 'new' system to be added to the list that never should be? Maybe Jimboba at Warchest, high in his Mage Tower, had finally conjured a spell of '15mm Avidity' on me? Whatever the reason, I've at long last ticked off Hoards of the Things from my wargaming roll.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Dance of Power SAGA campaign battle result #2

Factions: Fearghas MacCoinnich of the Scots raiding Duke Nuquem le Batard of the Normans
Scenario: Harry and Burn (Raid)
Result: Draw 

Scots Post battle:

Losses: 3 Warriors from unit 1 (of 12), 1 from unit of 2 (of 4) after heavy Norman crossbow onslaught.
Recruitment (additional spending -1 Wealth): 4 Warriors added to second unit making it 7 Warriors strong.
Spoils of War: None – draw
Fate: Poor bloody Harvest: - 1 Wealth!
Warlord: Severe Wound – must Defend next season and loses 1 Attack die permanently!
Illegal Roster: the loss of 2 Wealth (additional recruitment and poor harvest) means the Scots can only field I Warrior unit (must be the largest) until his Wealth increases. This unit is not lost, just temporarily sent home!

Normans Post Battle

Losses: 2 Warriors from unit 2 (of 4, non-crossbows)
Recruitment: 2 Warriors replace losses
Spoils of War: None – draw
Fate: Famine and Flood: - 1 Land!
Warlord: Severe Wound – must Defend next season and loses 1 Attack die permanently!
Please see the Dance of Power Campaign Page for more information