I was a bit late as I first had to man the barricades at school to oppose the adoption of Academy status (and the continued dismantling of our excellent state education service in pursuit of a neo-con agenda). I was as successful in that endeavour as I am in my wargaming.
Anyway I arrived to find six SAGA tables laid out with lovely scenery and a bunch of games in progress. There was also the usual mix of Napoleonic and Darkest Africa gaming under way as well. And even some Warhammer Fantasy World War Two (or FoW as you may refer to it).
A table came free and I settled in to play against Georgi (apologies if I've got the name wrong) who was on only his second game using Normans that he'd borrowed form WI editor Dan. What with it being roasting hot, helping Georgi with the rules and continually knocking my battleboard flying I forgot to take many pictures. Which, given how I played is perhaps just as well...
At the end of six turns both our warlords remained unharmed, but the Normans had clearly taken a greater toll on the Saxons, so a win for Georgi.
It was a fun game, and after my recent game with Scrivs I think I made better use of the SAGA board, and kept the Normans pinned and struggling with clever use of fatigue. However I did have truly terrible dice (and Georgi some rather good ones) meaning my carefully laid plans often came to naught.
I then took a couple of pictures of a pair of other games
James' Welsh against John's Vikings
And some Saxon on Viking action
It was a good evening with a dozen or so players getting in two or three games each. There was talk of doing it again, or even possibly a SAGA Saturday campaign afternoon at the pub.