|Late Romans' side of the table|
|Late Roman infantry|
|Late Roman cavalry with Briton warriors withdrawing|
|More Late Roman cavalry|
I haven't played Saga for quite a few years but did pick up the Saga 2 rules at Wintercon in July this year. I had a copy of Aetius and Arthur but had never played any of the factions in it, until last Wednesday night down at the Vikings Club, where Craig and I played a 6 point game with his Britons against my Late Romans, using the standard Clash of Warlords scenario. Although I was bumbling around with the rules and loading up the battle board after a few turns, I started to get the hang of it again.
Craig patiently explained aspects of the rules that had changed. The game was pretty much level pegging with casualties and fatigue mounting on both sides. Craig rolled his usual rubbish dice, his bad luck seems to be a feature of our games, for some reason! In the final turn as the only option, I attacked and then killed his Warlord, with my battle board loaded with a couple of dice in the Combat Pool and the Ardor ability. More good luck than anything but still a fun reintroduction to Saga.
|Briton warriors are destroyed on the right flank|
|Britons' Warlord inspires an attack|
|Casualties and fatigue mount|
|The late Roman Warlord kills the Briton Warlord|