Andy dropped by for some gaming last week. Current project is Sci-Fi skirmish figs (and for Andy too, he wants to make some sort of Gorkamorka 'thing') but none of that is ready and we wanted something straightforward and already painted. You know what we all haven't played in ages? SAGA!
Sadly, Ragnar Hairy Pants has lost his spear somewhere so I need to fix that somehow with a sword or something. In the mean-time I had Halfdan, Halfdanson. I figured Andy would be Anglo-Danes, so I went Jomsvikings. As it turned out, he all sorts of Scottish tricks in mind and some actual proper Scots dice and battleboard. Ducks, Asps and Deer and then the ability to have an extra orders phase, during mine. It was definitely going to be educational:
The Year of our Lord 802. Sven Svennson, a mercenary from Jomsberg landed on our shores at the behest of on the duplicitous local Kings. Short on honour but, uncharacteristically, willing to part with coin. The target of Svennson's attentions was a rival local lord. I know not who. I do know that he brought full four dozen shivering Scottish souls to face the rapacious JomsVikings.
The outcome was unimpressive. Somehow the Scots took it and then gave enough back to hold them. God's blood, these Scots were tenacious.
Cheers for the fun and very close game, Andy. I guess I'll take a marginal victory on points. It's challenging playing Jomsvikings and being given no wrath all game but I know that this is what their opponents should aim for. If I do use them next time I need to aim to make more use of their mid-column abilities at inopportune times and and not just rely on Norther Tempest to try and provoke you into giving me wrath. Or I might just run Anglo-Danes, if you run Scots. Which you should, as they are tough.