In October (I think) someone offered an unopened / unused copy of SAGA for sale here in Australia, so I took advantage of it to buy the rules.
Whilst waiting for the rules I purchased a Viking Warlord figure, knowing that I could use it for the game and not go wrong with the purchase; i.e. I wouldn't be buying a figure the game didn't use.
This was my first attempt at painting a Dark Ages figure, and I am rather pleased with the results:
I also purchased some blank dice from EM4 so that I could make two sets of SAGA dice needed (but not 100% needed) to play the game:
I know I want a Viking army, but I am umming and ahing about either a Saxon or Norman army to go with it. I am leaning towards the Saxons, as I think I can get more use form them scenario wise.
I intend to start out with a smallish Viking army and then add to it as time goes by.
The Gripping Beast Viking Hirdmen box should (from what I have read) allow me to build a basic army without the need to buy too much else.
I do want a unit of archers, so I will need to buy those sometime.
Ultimately I am thinking of having a unit of Berserkers (four figures), a unit of Hearthguard (eight figures), two units of warriors (2 x eight figures) and a unit of levies (12 x figures). This will be a six point army in total.
This of course is option to change depending on how well my intended army works out for me.
Gripping beast also make a box of Saxons, so the two boxes would let me have two opposing armies:
As one or two of my blog readers might not know too much about SAGA, I have included a youtube video that helped inform myself a great deal about the game:
This video is part one - if you watch the video through youtube you can get the links to the other parts should you be interested enough.
As I intend to fund this project via sale of my lead pile I am not sure how soon I will have it up and running.
In the mean time I will me playing the game using unit bases to represent my armies so I can learn the rules.