It has been ages since we played SAGA and it showed with my knowledge of the Basic rules and the strengths of the Norman battle board woefully lacking. But we took some nice photos.
The set up required both sides to come on from opposite corners bringing the river into play and slowing down the Norman advance
The Vikings booooooo
Somehow the Viking archers deploy quickly and start to shoot across the river
The Norman’s seem reluctant to engage in battle but that might just be the commanders incompetence!
Norman cross bowmen should be powerful but are exhausted quickly by arrow fire
That’s more like it Norman Knights galloping into combat, but I should have had them in groups of six as they manage to lose the combat and get themselves wiped out !
Even the Viking archers sensing victory start to wade the river (oh for a crocodile now !)
Bad to worse, by the village more valiant Norman knights are cut down
The final Norman’s decide to charge in.......
Scoring some minor confusion as a Norseman is caught in the bushes with his trousers down.
A couple of these Norman units were recently painted so I shouldn’t have expected much more, a resounding victory to the Vikings mainly to my poor handling. We need to give them another run out to regain their honour 🤔