Had my first taste of the SAGA game at the club on Thursday. SAGA for those who haven't heard about it is a skirmish figure game set in the Darkages - produced by Gripping Beast.
Up to recent I'd viewed the odd game from afar and hadn't really been inspired to try it. However a game at the club a few weeks back looked such good fun I felt motivated to ask John Savage to run a game another game so that I could join in. I dug out some very old 25mm Byzantines (mostly Irregular Miniatures) that I bought over 25 years ago, that hadn't seen the light of day for a decade I reckon (last used in a WAB game) to make up a 4 point army. After an enjoyable I must confess to being quite impressed. The rules seem pretty straightforward and even in my first game I was able get a hang of most of the basics.
I can see this is a system we'll be using for some time to come. I like the way the armies aren't that big (its a skirmish game after all), so you don't have to make a massive investment, and can actually afford to have a selection if you want to. Found a company called 'The Dice Bag Lady' that do a 6 point plastic Viking army for only £23 !
I'm definitely going to buy the rule book this weekend, and am thinking about another army to get to use as well as my old Byzantine one.
Here's a listing of the various different factions I found on the web, on the Gosford Gamers web site (Link).
As normal here's a few pics (of one end of the table) of what was a slightly chaotic 6 sided every man for himself game :)