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Saga – Skirmish gaming in the Dark Age Period Introduction

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On the 8th June 793AD the quiet monastery of Lindisfarne on the north-east coast of England was attacked and plundered by sea-borne raiders – the Age of the Vikings had begun. For more than two centuries, the fury of the Northmen was unleashed across the British Isles, inspiring awe and abject terror – SAGA

War waged between Anglo-Saxons, Welsh, Vikings and Normans until, finally, the Normans achieved domination on top of Senlac Hill at the Battle of Hastings, 1066.

This period of history was an age of endemic warfare that saw mighty warlords at the head of their warbands struggle for power, wealth and glory, writing their legends with steel and the blood for their enemies. Dark times that brought us the tales and deeds of legendary heroes like Harold Godwinson, William the Bastard or Ragnar Lothbrok.

Saga is a game for model soldiers set in the Viking Age when strength and bravery were worth a thousand men.

This rulebook contains all the necessary information you need to discover the innovative SAGA gaming system and within these pages you will find not only all the games rules but also a selection of scenarios to get you started plus descriptions of four of the factions involved in the wars of the Age of Vikings (Anglo-Danish, Vikings, Welsh and Normans).

With plenty of illustrations, step-by-step examples and diagrams, learning the game mechanisms is simple and intuitive. Less than thirty models per side are needed to start playing, so get ready to immerse yourself in this age of heroes and write your own saga.

  • This is the core rulebook for the SAGA: Dark Age Skirmishes system.
  • Comes with 4 card Battle Boards – Anglo-Danes, Norman, Viking & Welsh.
  • 74 pages, full colour.

PLEASE NOTE – SAGA Dark Age Skirmishes is often referred to as SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes or the SAGA Rulebook. They are all the same thing and it is actually called SAGA Dark Age Skirmishes.

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The Ravens Shadow

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Inside this book, you will find descriptions of the four new factions, the Franks, the Irish, the Norse-gaels and the Strathclyde Welsh, all the rules you need to muster one of these exciting new warbands (including new Heroes) plus of course a new Battle Board for each of the factions.


Varjazi & Basileus

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Contained within are all the rules and background for three new factions, the Byzantines, the Rus Pagan and their successors, the Era of The Princes Rus. Also included are a new Swords For Hire unit, the dreaded Steppe Nomads, who can be in the pay for all three of these factions, and a new Hero Of The Viking Age for the Byzantines, Harald Hardradda, Captain Of The Varangian Guard.

Gather your forces for war!


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