Wednesday, June 7, 2017

That is sooo Last Year (Part 2)


Continuing from Part 1:

In September is was time for the third SAGA Storm event.  (Previous 2015 and 2014 coverage HERE and HERE.)  Same location and arrangements as last time, but this time we were split into four teams with the final outcome/placement determined in two mega battles at the end of the day.  We actually used the adjacent indoor pavilion this time for the food and mega battles which provided much better lighting for those late games.  Great people, minis, and terrain (and location) make events like SAGA Storm tons of fun!


3rd time's the charm!



Mmmmm...  good stuff!



The seeding is set.  Team Axe plays Sword, and Spear plays Shield.

Time for some all-weather indoor SAGA action!



Although too late for the event, this year's SAGA Storm dice arrived soon afterwards.  So did the custom wolf dice I ordered based on my warlord's banner.  Both sets turned out great!


Also late in September I got to play my very first game of the Age of Sigmar version of Warhammer.  I'll never be a big fan after they completely wiped out the Old World background that I loved for 20+ years, nor did I ask for a skirmish game to replace my mass army Warhammer battles.  However, it's a pretty cool game, and Games Workshop did what they had to do as a company so good on them.

We played some kind of border battle between Eric's Stirland Witch Hunter Empire and my Vampire Count legions of Sylvania.  The only thing that limited my enjoyment was that I was still learning the rules.  Would of loved to play again, but unfortunately that hasn't happened.  So I'm pretty much back to square one with the rules. Ha!



Dad's burial took us back to our home town of Long Prairie, a place I hadn't been back to for over 20 years.  The experience was pretty surreal. Some things had changed drastically, while other things in this rural community had not. I definitely felt like I was stepping back in time.  This makes my 2016 highlights because of the large Veterans Memorial Park that had been erected in 2002 on a prominent corner of Main Street.  I might share a few more pictures later, but for now this gives you pretty good idea.



November brought a rare return to Middle Earth with a little smash-fest between the dwarves and Eric's goblins.  I don't actually remember a lot about this battle other than it had something to do with the goblins stealing and having to hold some dwarven ale.  Other than that, I fielded the King's Champion for the first time, and of course had a lot of fun.




2016 wasn't the best for number of reasons, but I'm trying to look forward to a better 2017.  I've been working on my BA Italians again and just took part in fun little (750 point) BA campaign day.  More on those later when I get the chance.  Hopefully Der Feldmarschall will be popping up on your blog roll a bit more regularly.  Thanks again for dropping by!
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6 comments:

  1. Its never too late to post goodness like this! Looks an awesome time with good friends.

    Good to see you back in the blogosphere mate :-)

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    1. Thanks bud! That's what I thought too! ;)

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  2. Good times, Jason! Thanks for the share. My son is in town and I have to do 2 crazy coast to coast moves for my kids (ugh, my car & back). We need to get together for a game one fine day. I'

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    1. Excuses, excuses... Just let me know when you're free next and we'll go from there!

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  3. A most welcome return my good Feldmarschall.

    I am sorry to hear about your father. My sincere commiserations.

    How go the Napoleonics. I suspect that they are down the list a little.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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