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 […]
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 […]
Royal Armouries Leeds
Having finished my exams yesterday, I decided on a day out to clear my thoughts. I have wanted to visit The Royal armouries for some time and now that I have some more free time having completed my university course. I decided to make the quick trip across the Pennines to see what all the […]
Today I have mostly been…. Driving round Wales seeking castles from land and aerial views. I thought it would be nice to share with the group. First stop was Caernarfon airport where a helicopter awaited for a flight around the Menai straits. Looking at castles from above always helps to appreciate the majestic dominance they […]
During a recent weekend in the village of Castleton, located in the Peak District, I visited Peveril castle which sits on the high sides of the valley. For most of it’s existence it was used as a hunting lodge and court. There was a small disagreement when a new constable tried to take office but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It has been a rather busy month this month. For myself I have had Exams and Joe has been report writing as well as writing out the pack for the upcoming tournament at Boards and Swords. Joe has also now edited the pack in line with covid rules following the decision to delay re opening […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]