Me and my fully painted Vikings are rearing to go!!!!
(Or... I might of just farted.)
Thursday Night Fights! (Part 1)
Although I haven't got much gaming in this year, games/batreps have been pretty scarce on the blog for awhile. That may have to change a bit as I ramp up for Saga, 40k, and Bolt Action events in January and February. My main problem is with my camera. It does just fine for taking close up pics of minis in the studio light box or little odds and ends I might sell on eBay, but other than that it pretty much sucks. The photos I have to share where taken by my opponents Eric and Monty and are a bit random. Meant more for Twitter than for a blow by blow blog battle report. Anyways...
My Vikings advance as Eric hides behind the church
and Monty stays defensive, for now...
Although gaming goes on any day of the week, Thursday nights especially are usually busy at the Fantasy Flight Game Center. Last week was no exception as I had double header of Saga and Mordhiem lined up for myself. This post will deal with the Saga with part two and Mordheim to follow.
OMG! X Wing fans, it's Alex Davy! OMG!
We ended up playing a three way "Feast of Crows" battle with Eric and I playing Vikings and Monty the Mutatawwi'a. Although I've played a few games of Saga, this was my first with my fully painted warband. Together with the terrain and two other finely painted forces, it was a treat for the eye.
Jarl Wulfric & Company cautiously advance.
"Those Vikings sure look tough, don't want to get too close..."
is something Monty may or may not have said.
A week later, my memory is not good enough to give a real blow by blow, but at least there's the pics. :-) I was sorta in the central deployment position, so I ended up trading blows with both of the other warbands early in the game. I was holding my own alright and helped a bit by getting off Ragnarok which is doubly effective in a 3 player game. As the game is decided by slaughter points, early returns appeared like I was quietly running away with the game.
Monty throws out his bait...
As I advanced, Eric was content to hold behind the church and waddle fencing. Other than a surprise attack by his berserkers from out of the church, he pretty much stayed where he was waiting to strike like a coiled serpent. Meanwhile Monty put on the mask of meekness early, threw out some of his lesser troops as appetizers, and seemed to cluster together like frightened children.
I unleash my berserkers!
"I'm doing alright, getting good grades, the future's so bright..."
Monty had a 12 pack of hearthguard and we all knew it. Nothing meek about it. Once Monty got his hearthguard and battle board rolling, everything died in its wake. Including both Eric's and my warlord. In the end, although he had sacrificed a few of his own, Monty ran away with the slaughter points and the game.
"When the music's over, turn out the lights..."
Not surprisingly it turned out to be a fun game with two great opponents and visual "Feast for the Eyes." Thanks again guys! :-)
Thursday Night Fights!.