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teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by curlerman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:06 am

Been a while since I could post here as I forgot my password and the site steadfastly refused to send me a password till today (hoping it was nothing personal heheh)

Well my enjoyment of Saga still has me at the enthusiastic stage. Recently our "local" group held a crusades themed tournament and I was asked to make up the numbers. Investigated new buys but CBA soon put a stop to that and then on a quiet shelf in a dusty corner of the bunker I discovered my Ghazanavid army built for WRG 5th edition. (yeah go figure). Now a large chunk of it was made up of Dixon very generic steppe warriors. I can do this! . So after some rebasing I had a 6 pt Cuman army of very old figures. The horses painted with artists tube acrylics and the riders with humbrol.. They aren't as bad as I thought they might be after 35-40 years and whatsmore we came first and won a Spanish medieval army. (FFS more painting).

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http://flownlegions.blogspot.com/2019/0 ... ricks.html

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:31 pm

Sounds like a good day's work (apart from the "more painting" obviously,.....).

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by Essex Boy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm

Well done, Curly, and what splendid warriors.

I played Saga for the first time a couple of weeks back. Very impressive game.

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by grizzlymc » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:44 pm

Is that Plyaiydd Cwymwyrwy 500 AD? Luverly work!

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by curlerman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:23 pm

Essex Boy wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Well done, Curly, and what splendid warriors.

I played Saga for the first time a couple of weeks back. Very impressive game.

Iain
Pleased to hear you enjoyed it. For such a simple game it has a depth of complexity that only becomes more apparent each time you play. I really enjoy it.

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by Essex Boy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:03 pm

I totally agree.

And I also like them because I almost won a game!

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Post by goat major » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:59 pm

Is “almost won” the new way of saying “lost”?
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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by Jeremy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Don’t be rude Simon! It means it wasn’t a complete whitewash. It means some units survived to rout off the table.

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by Essex Boy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:11 pm

I snatched defeat from the jaws of certain victory, twice, if you must know. I've no idea how I was nearly winning, nor how I managed to turn it round at the last minute. Great system though.

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Re: teaching an old dog new tricks

Post by Paul » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:23 pm

I've played Saga a few times, all be it 1st edition and a years ago. I remember enjoying it but feeling it lacked something. Well done on winning a prize playing it, especially as you weren't using one of the 'power' armies :)

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