Last night I reprised the Saga scenario I reported on here. This was the last Trumpeter meeting before the convention at the end of March, and I wanted to have one more go at it before I host the game there.
As is normal in Saga, it was a bloodbath. The result was very close - the Picts resigned close to the end of the allotted time, but I think the VPs would have been close to even, despite the casualties.
|Vikings mass on one side of the river, Picts on the other.|
|The first band of Viking Warriors race across the ford and attack the|
Picts in and around the near building, but are rebuffed
without casualties on either side.
|Reinforcements from the neighbouring farm race across the farmstead to engage the Vikings on their left.|
|More Vikings fight across the river, but the Picts hold fast and prevent them from gaining a foothold on the near bank.|
|The Viking Warlord enters the ford, while his Berserkers|
slog across through the deeper water.
|A band of Viking Hearthguard achieve the far side of the bank, but the Pict Warlord and his Hearthguard race forward|
on ponies to intercept.
|On the other flank, the Vikings have smashed the defending Pict Levy and gained the bank.|
|The Pict reinforcements race to stop the Vikings.|
|The Vikings have destroyed a unit of Pict Warriors and surge across the ford, but the Pict Warlord and his Hearthguard|
still stand between them and the main building.
|The Viking and Pict Warlords face each other at the bank.|
|The Pict Warlord and his reduced Hearthguard still hold fast on the other side.|
|The Viking Warlord and his berserkers manage to kill the Pict Warlord.|
|In the final act of the Saga, the Pict Warlord and the Viking Warlord exchange blows over several activations,|
but the Viking eventually manages to slay the Pict and the Picts surrender.