Friday, 4 January 2013

SAGA Army for CANCON 2013

I mentioned before that I am entering the SAGA event at CANCON 2013. Here is a few pics of my army.

This is just a paint and wash job but I thought it would be nteresting for the uninitiated to see how big a SAGA army is.

What you will see here is my warlord (I hope to replace him with a better mini later) and 3 points of warrior armed with hand weapon and shield. What you dont see here is the 4 points of Hearth gurd (4 per unit so 16 total)

One unit of warriors. I tried a bit of free hand on the shields. Its a bit ordinary but better than nothing.

Another unit. I will mix the freehand shields in with the plain ones so the units look a bit more interesting.

Last unit of warriors. Not sure what the freehand is on the lhs one. It was supposed to be a bore but went a bit awry.

Here is the lord. He's a bit ordinary I know so I wont even name hime. I have a better one but I need to pick it up and paint it so he will do tillthat happens.

Anyway I will post more on the games I play and do a full write up on CANCON as well as my thoughts n the game as I play more games.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013


After the debarkle of CANCON 2012 I didnt think I would go to 2013 but curiosity won me over and I will be going again. This time I will be driving down so I can take advantage of the sales on the last day (kicking myself for not buying dread flet for $80)

So I wont be entering in any 3 day events the plans for the week end are to leave about 8pm thursday night to make it to Canberra about lunch time friday. Book into hotel then go sight seeing. Then Saturday the CON starts and I have no events to go to.

So leisurely travel to CON site about 10ish after the hordes have disippated then I can cruise about and try a few demo games and scope out potential buys for the weekend.

Sunday I am entered into the Warmachine/Hordes make mine a double tourney. 1 day 5 games 50 pts. My double partner is Eddie and he will have his work cut out winning enough games to make our team competitive cause lets face it I suck at warmachine. This will be my last tourney with Khador as I hope to have my pirate ready for the next one.

The caster I will be taking is the Butcher. He is a beast and I love how much punishment he can take and dish out. As Im a simple player my plans are simple. I have 3 units of 3 of each type of Man o War to act as a scum to deliver the butcher to the other caster and kill him. This is hit and miss as everyone will have a way to deal with this but the list is fairly forgiving and the MOW are tough enough to take a bit of a biffing.

On Monday I have entered the SAGA tournament. This will be a 6pt 3 game event. I am new to SAGA having played a hand full of games but I really like the simplicity of it. As I have stated to one and all if I cant do well at this game I will quit all board games and take up gardening and I hate gardening.

The thing I love about this game is it really comes down to you vs another general. Army selection really doesnt come into it. As with most systems there are many things I like and many things I dont. The main gripe with this system is it is expensive. The books are well written and simple but for what you get a 50 page book and 4 battle boards for $60 it is too expensive. As are the expansions which are a 20 page book and two battle boards for $25 - 30. Also the Dice are rediculous at $25 for a set of 8. Luckily you can sub normal 6 sided dice for them.

Still for a table top battle game the buy in isnt too bad. For under $200 you can get the book, set of dice and a full army.

Things I love about this game is the battle boards. You get limited dice based on your army selection and you use these dice to carry out certain tasks. Do you attack straight away exhausting your elite warriors or do you go on the defensive. I love the way this plays out.

So I chose the Jomsvikings as my first forray into SAGA. Something about the rage tokens just speaks to me (Angri anyone). I have a 7 point army almost painted.

I'll keep you all posted and drop in some pics once I get them.