Thursday, 4 June 2015

Nicon Saga AAR Day 2

After a good first day I looked forward to another good days gaming and after a good nights rest I was ready to go.

Game - 5
The first game of the day was vs Rob Sadler he was using Skrealings and we would be playing the mission called The escort.
One flank had two of my baggage I had to defend my Beserkers, Hirdmen, warlord and a squad of warriors would defend these.

The other flank had one baggage and one squad of warriors defending it. While the other squad was in the middle of my formation ready to go where needed.

This flank collapsed quite quickly for the loss of my warriors, Hirdmen, and beserkers I only killed about 8 stands of warriors in return.

My other baggage made a break for it just one move away from the edge of the table.

While my warriors held up what was chasing it. this one warrior fought off about 4 assaults before dying.

With one baggage dead the other was now attacked and the baggage in the center of the table never made it. It was killed by some thrown spears at long range I only had to make one of two saves to salvage a draw but failed both.
Well I did learn some good things from that game. I think the problem was that I tried to play the game like you would in flames of war free for all. Most of your army on one flank and just a little on the other to sneak through if the opportunity presents itself

Gmae - 6
The 6th game would be vs Andrew Stanton using Strathclyde and we would be playing a mission we both played 2 weeks before. God will recognize his was the mission where it had the endless war bands rule and points would be scored for kills in melee.
The first blood went to Andrew as his off table archers killed 3 of my beserkers and his hearthguard and my warriors clashed killing a couple each.

Both lots of warriors were soon wiped out but not before I took out the last of his Hearthguard.

Both sides bought on more troops and strait into another melee.

In the center of the table hit and run tactics where being used so a few casualties on each side.

My lines slowly advance pushing Andrew back towards his table edge.

Andrew brings on his hearthguard for the 3rd time. With me killing these alto it was keeping me in the game as I was losing a massive amount of warriors each turn. Lucky for endless war bands.

Both warlords steer each other down but never got to fight each other. After we tallied up the scores it was a draw as no one had got more then 4pts ahead of the other.

Game - 7
The final game of the weekend would be another Feast of crows the top 3 players would play each other on one table and the bottom 3 on the other. I would be facing both Rob and Mark this would be a 4pt game as well so I went with my warlord and 4pts of warriors.
My war band center Mark's to my left and Rob's to my right.

Everyone gets to the center mostly unscathed except Mark's battle board as Rob was canceling Mark's abilities.

I charged in with my squad of warriors and after several round got wiped out but not before doing some damage to both Mark and Rob.

One of Rob's abilities allow him to bring troops on behind the enemy. I had left a small squad of 4 warriors behind just to help with saga dice. Rob wanted to put an end to this.

After a few more turns time was up and Rob had the most points in the end and came away with the win. Even though I only had 5 models left on the table I was still generating 4 saga dice so was still able to cause the other two some problems.

So at the end of the weekend I came away learning a few things and had a great deal of fun. Well done to Rob on his first place and Mark for his second place. And some how I managed to snag third which I was very happy about and never expected it.

My next event will be Panzerschreck in Palmerston North in July 2000pts doubles event 1000pts per player I will be teaming up with my good friend Warren and we will be going the Germans again. Look out the Sauerkraut's are coming.


  1. Congrats on third place, well done! Interesting to see the Skraelings in action, quite an intriguing and tricky faction.

    1. The paint job on them was fantastic too. That skill where they cancel your skill is ever so annoying though !!! Rob did it too me 3 times in that last game and dint touch Johns !! mind you I was picking on Rob at the time so I probably deserved it.

    2. Yea they are a slippery army to deal with but a good challenge and lots of fun

  2. Another good report there John, that last game was terrible for me - not one melee went in my favor .. still good fun though

    1. I know both our armies combined didn't total the number of figures that Rob had left lol Thank god for no last man standing tests though.