But Paul over on the Hobby Horse found some Saga fantasy rules www.a-fantastic-saga.com/ we've played quite a lot of Saga so have the basics pretty sorted. We set up a 10 point battle which is fairly large to start with but it ran pretty smoothly. Chaos vs Dwarves....combat thugs vs shooty lads with short legs !
As a straight up fight it was obvious the chaos forces needed to get into combat as quickly as possible their board and special abilities all being around getting stuck in, the battle turn into a battle of two halves with the shooty bit of the dwarves being able to wipe out he chaos troops fairly easily before they got across the table in any strength. But at the other side of the battlefield where they went toe to toe, Chaos had the advantage.
The boards are quite complex and not for Saga novices but i quite liked them (does make we want to get my C&C troops sorted out) they stats etc for creatures, monsters seemed on this first try to work pretty well, but you do need to remember monsters are not as strong as in some other systems. We enjoyed it and will being playing again.
|Battle lines set shooty dwarves already thinning out chaos on the right|
|Heavy weight charge on the other flank|
|The giant took a particular dislike to the dwarf lord, his retainers can|
only watch as he becomes increasingly exhausted
|Eventually with his retainers all slain the Dwarf lord had nowhere to hide|