Finally managed to get down to the club & played a game of Saga 2nd Edition,
this is only the second time I’ve managed to play the second edition, since it’s releas earlier this year.
Craig & I decided to play a 4pt game to help us get our heads around the changes.
The Warbands that we used were Craigs Welsh VS my Vikings, (which is nice as both Warbands have won best painted at the U.K. Grand Mellee) both of us taking
3 units of Warriors & 1 unit of Hearthguard along with the Warlords.
In the new rules if a unit isn’t within ‘L’,
or move within ‘L’ of an enemy unit they get to perform a manoeuvre (?)
which is basically a free move without having to use a Saga dice.
This means that you can get your units into position easily.
There are new cohesion rules &
all the figures in a unit now get to fight in combat
as long as you can stay within the unit cohesion rules when they charge..
All units are now exhausted on 3 fatigue, which means that you need to be more careful with the Hearthguard & Warlord.
The Warlord now has 8 attack dice & can only pass wounds to Hearthguard & he also doesn't ignore the first wound,
but can take a fatigue to cancel each wound.
If you are careful with the position of the Hearthguard, he is surprisingly survivable.
After a hard fought battle, where the Welsh didn't manage to make the Vikings into javelin filled pin cushions,
They ended up with only 2 men left, after the Viking Warlord managed to slay the Welsh chieftain.
Victory for the Vikings & free reign over the Welsh countryside.