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First Look at Saga Mechanics 
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Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:51 pm
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This is the most succinct information on the game I have seen yet. From today's post.

"Warbands are pretty simple. There are 4 kinds of troops: the Warlord (your hero), Elite (Hearthguard), Standard (Warriors), and Crap (Levies) troops. The Warlord is mandatory (and free). One point gets you 4 Hearthguard, 8 Warriors or 12 Levies. Games are usually played at 6 points.

Movement, Shooting, and Close Combat follow pretty standard lines for a 28mm wargame. They use ordinary six-siders for attacking and defending. Better troops get more attack dice. A figure's armor makes it harder to hit. Then, finally, the defending troops may roll to save. The Saga Dice control and modify this basic behavior of models, giving more attack dice, changing armor rating, removing or adding fatigue, or whatever.

The fatigue mechanics are also pretty ingenious. Troops may collect fatigue points, which lets the opponent weaken them in various ways. You can make an enemy fatigued unit slower or less capable in combat by spending the points it has accumulated. Combined with Saga abilities, this can get pretty ugly.

Overall, it looks like a fun system, simple, with a lot of depth."


So I might gather a force such as:

Warlord (1pt - 1 Model), 2 Hearthguards (2 pts - 8 Models), 3 Warrior (3 pts - 24 Models), 1 Levy (1 pt - 12 models). All total 43 models to find, purchase, paint, and model.

Do horsey's convert 1 for 1 foot? Is there a sample army list or briefing available?

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It kind of sounds a bit like a battle boarded version of Warmachine/Hordes but a little simpler as there is less choice of forces and troops are grouped into less units. Looking forward to more analysis from completed games.

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Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:36 pm
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@PrivateSnafu

There are not so much "lists" as there are special rules for the factions. These include whether the unit can (or must) be mounted, if they can take special weapons, have different armor values and so forth. Mounted figures are generally the same is foot, except they move twice as far and are easier to hit with ranged weapons. Also some Battleboard abilities only apply to mounted units (see Normans).

The force you laid out is a perfect example of a 6 point warband. And I say perfect because that is my 6 point warband. :-)


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Is it me or is there no "follow blog" button on the Tapestry? Would like to follow it and see updates through my blog feed whenever something new gets posted.

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oops! Good call Anatoli- added :)

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Thanks - joined :-D

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