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A dicey topic

Greetings friends, this post is aimed mainly at new and interested in SAGA although veteran SAGA players may of course join in and comment should they desire. The opinion is always welcome and can help to build hobby communities. For the purpose of this post, I shall be debating the value of the SAGA dice […]

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SAGA: Age of Alexander.

With the new book will be out in October. If you haven’t seen the trailer here is a link. https://youtu.be/3RtyjjXyEj4 I thought I would offer a few thoughts without giving away any spoilers. I rather enjoyed looking over the battle boards and the few test games we had. I would like to thank the good […]

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The Grand Melee

The dust has settled and we three are back home with lots to consider. we enjoyed all our games playing many factions, some for the first time (at least in this addition) I would like to thank all my opponents for the great games enjoyed. Tom Brinkman, Andy Parker, Mark “The champ” Birch, Richard Malpas […]

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Salute 2021

A little later in the year than the normal spring date, Salute is at last here in November. Salute is Britains big war games show of the year held at the massive excel centre in London’s docklands and is run by South London Warlords. A place where good from all over the globe once arrived […]

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Northern Tempest presents Marton Melee. A tournament report.

Today the northern tempest crew were out in force at Marton where Joe was running a mini Melee. There was a nice mix of new and old hands there; some having played years and some who were playing for the first time. The venue was Rebel base gaming out in Marton, Cheshire, a lovely venue […]

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Northern Tempest presents SAGA world

During November I would like to engage in an experiment and I invite all the readers and their friends to take part. I would dearly love this to be a world wide event. It of course will be free to enter and you can play anywhere getting as many games in as you can. I […]

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Second battle report for Age of invasion

I managed to secure a second game of SAGA Age of invasions with my Good lady who opted for Ostrogoths. Collette has played them before in the first version and likes the fatigue mechanic which allows her to be more agressive. Her build was as follows, She took a mounted warlord with cataphract armour, 2 […]

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Age of Invasions battle report.

It was Saturday evening and Chris and I met for a game of saga from the new Age of invasions book. We decided to keep things simple and play clash of warlords. I used Sassanids and took for my 6 points a warlord with cataphract armour and 2 points of hearthguard also with cataphract armour. […]

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The age of invasion

I am sat here with a lovely book in front of me. SAGA Age of invasions from our top chums as Studio Tomahawk. It is an honour and a privilege that we are allowed to gain early access and the three of us are overjoyed. For official purpose, everything within this post is taken from […]

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SAGAGEDDON 1

A fine SAGA Tournament taking place in Liverpool which was host to a mix of veteran and newer players. I say newer players but I must also add the standards were very high and they were all experienced in other systems which always helps. For this event a had planned to take Carolingians which I […]

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The update, Caernarfon castle and Thor’s cave

This month had been rather slow on the saga front I must confess. Following the successful event that Joe ran at the start of the month, I’ve been touring some of the local(ish) venues for various games including Asgard in Walsall to which I was very impressed with. Here some of the former warlords of […]

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A tournament at last.

On this fine Sunday on the 4th day of July we met at boards and swords to roll dice and test our skills against each other. saddly one member was not able to attend due covid isolation and we spare a thought for how frustrating that must have been. To comply with the current rules […]

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A Proper game at last

The Game was Ambush using the saga book of battles. This senario forced the opponents to decide whether to attack each other or attempt to steal the loot from the baggage train as it makes its way across the middle of the board. neither armies are deployed initialy but move on in the first turn. […]

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Age of Magic

SAGA age of magic from studio Tomahawk breaks with the traditional historical setting of the saga universe and allows gamers to explore a more fantasy based battlefield using the saga rules. Those of you like myself who have been fans of the game for many years will have undoubtably seen fan made versions of battle […]

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Mam Tor

I decided to go out for a walk to Castleton just a short drive into the Peak District. A place called Mam tor also known as mother hill as it keeps having landslide children (mini hills) one of which took out the main road in the 70’s. It is also the site of a hill […]

Update

Just thought I would put an update on here as I know it has been quiet of late. EXAM on the 8th of June is taking the bulk of my time at the moment and a large assignment which I have just completed. Well next week all being well there will be battle reports to, […]

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Video wargaming

T’is Friday night and Joe and I have finally had a game of SAGA. But wait, it is during lockdown!! Well we used the power of the internet. Joe video called me and using my ipad I opperated the camera to show him the gaming table as we dueled it out over a game of […]

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History vs Hobby

I have Just finished another assignment and as I sit here wondering what to do with the rest of the evening I was pondering the topic of how historical our personal hobby is. I am also enjoying the use of formal text such as I. may I also insert a word contraction, don’t. Anyway enough […]

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The new normal.

Soon we shall be back to the table with our friends Happily rolling dice and butchering metal or plastic models while we recreate battles of old. We already have a table between us to keep a moderate amount of distance and I imagine makes will be a thing for a while. Do we drop the […]

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What is a tournament?

This might appear a strange question. It is damned obvious what it is. A group of people attempting to best each other to claim over all victory or at least a best in faction position. But is it? As the vaccine rollout progresses and the prospect of the world being able to open up safely. […]

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Plotting

My 6mm side project is well underway for the war of the roses. I had a delievery of 100 80*40mm bases yesterday to mount the units on, I have begun the long proccess of what lords were able to field what troops for which side at what point in which colours and arms and in […]

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A new adventure

During this lockdown I have made a decision to begin a new project. One that has been on the back burner for a while, partly due to not being able to go explore historical sites and partly because I have started listening to Gods own scale podcast hosted by my clubmate (Available on most podcast […]

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Northern Tempest

We are three local friends who decided that there was a notable absence of verbal content for our beloved hobby. We therefore decided to for a podcast taking advantage in the lasted craze to put content and information out there. The cast which was proposed by Joe consists of himself who does the bulk of […]