Saturday, August 22, 2015

SAGA The Crescent and the Cross - second game

Friday afternoon my friend Frank stopped by for a game of SAGA The Crescent and the Cross. Frank has never played a unit based historical game before and swears by character skirmish games like Malifaux, so this would be something different for him.

I had set everything up the evening before, so that we would be able to start the introduction to the rules straight away. I do like how the game looks with everything lined up.

I chose both our warbands which were the same as when Michael and I had played Tuesday. So two units of Hearthguards and two units of Warriors each.

This time we had five pieces of scenery on the table, which I must admit that I prefer. As this was my second game in three days I found the rules even easier to remember. This is how we lined up.

This was again an enjoyable game and I do like how simple it is. We played the Champions of God scenario again, to keep it simple and allow Frank to get familiar with the basics of the game.

The game ended with another loss for me as I was unlucky with my camel mounted Hearthguards and my other hearthguard unit. I made a mistake with my Warlord and lost him as well.

The next time we play I would like to play a different scenario and with more points, so that there will be a bit of difference. My SAGA experience is still early days, but I feel that the game is missing something compared to my 1812 - Retreat from Moscow game. I do however believe that playing different scenarios and playing with more points will change this.


  1. The terrain also looks very effective! What size board were you playing on, looks like a single piece?