New Axemaidens for SAGA Available From Brother Vinni

Most of the time, the figures from Brother Vinni are system-agnostic. But, in this case, they’re for SAGA, the dark ages game of combat and might. They have released a new set of 4 Axemaidens. And I’m guessing they’re not just waving those axes because their Viking husbands forgot to take out the trash again.
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More Some More Adepticon Photos

It’s early Sunday morning, and that means packing things up here in the room. It’s the final day of Adepticon. If you’ve been here, I hope you’ve had a good time. If you’ve not been here, I hope the photos have helped you live vicariously through my lens. To help with that, here’s some more galleries of events from the show.

And stay tuned this afternoon for the results from the Crystal Brush awards.
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Gripping Beast Shows of Salute Releases for Saga

Gripping Beast has posted up their new releases for Saga that they’ll be bringing with them to Salute. The biggest announcement is the new faction they’ll have. The Revenants are based on the myths and superstitions of the Middle Ages. But beyond that, they’ll also have new building terrain pieces, some new cavalry units, along with the Spanish and Moors. If you want to make sure you get the figures you want, they recommend you e-mail them so they can have the figures with them at the show for you.

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Saga The Crescent & The Cross coming tomorrow


Saga
will have their latest book, The Crescent & The Cross, available in their webshop about this time tomorrow.

Cross and Crescent

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From the announcement:

SAGA The Crescent & The Cross will be available to order on this web-site from lunch time this Friday, 8th August. Hourrah!

We are frantically packing and shipping the C&C orders from our distributers and retailers so that they can have their stock before or as close to the release date as possible.
The full range of Crusader & Saracen warbands and blisters plus the first few Dogs Of War releases are all up in the Products lists so you can start planning your purchases.

Saga UK Grand Melee 2014 update

Gripping Beast has some new updates about their upcoming Grand Melee event.

Grand Melee

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From the website:

UPDATE – Annie The Bag Lady has just been added to the Sponsors of the SAGA GM. Annie makes fantastic knitted dice bags (amongst other things) and is a keen SAGA player herself. Check out Annie’s SAGA GM thoughts here

Hourrah! We are pleased to announce the dates for the first UK SAGA GRAND MELEE. It will be on the weekend of 7th & 8th June at the excellent Firestorm Games in Cardiff.
Two day and one day tickets are available now from Firestorm Games. One day tickets will be available in a months time.

The Grand Melee is coming

Saga’s Grand Melee UK is coming in June. Will you be there, hacking and slashing away at your enemy?

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From the announcement:

UK SAGA GRAND MELEE 2014 **UPDATE**
Hourrah! We are pleased to announce the dates for the first UK SAGA GRAND MELEE. It will be on the weekend of 7th & 8th June at the excellent Firestorm Games in Cardiff.
Two day and one day tickets are available now from Firestorm Games. One day tickets will be available in a months time.
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New Steppe Tribes available for Saga from Gripping Beast

Gripping Beast expands their Saga line with the release of new Steppe Tribes. Get on your horse and ride!

From the release:

Released today, a new official warband for SAGA!
Official Rules & Battleboard are exclusively available in Wargames Illustrated 311.
We have a 4 Point Starter Warband and re-enforcement packs to take your warband to 6 points and beyond!

Saga to have new expansion available at Salute

Saga will be debuting some new expansion books at the Salute game show. I wish I was going.

From the announcement:

Debuting at SALUTE, “Varjazi & Basileus” features a 12 page full colour rule booklet containing rules and lists for the Pagan Rus, the Era Of The Princes Rus and the Byzantines (as originally featured in a long sold-out issue of Wargames Illustrated.) There is also a new Hero Of The Viking Age for the Byzantines and a new Swords For Hire unit.
The booklet also comes with 3 battleboards (Rus, Pagan Rus & BYZANTINES,) all contained in a fantastic SAGA folder. Made of sturdy cardboard, this folder is full colour (inside and out) and provides an excellent way to transport rulebooks, supplements and battleboards.
There will be Starter Warbands for both the new factions and a full range of supporting blisters with many, many new figures (pictures soon) – all released at SALUTE!

Gripping Beast has new measuring sticks and tokens for Saga

Gripping Beast has some new measuring sticks and tokens available for Saga.

From the website:

Fresh in from 4Ground are the new official SAGA Measuring Sticks and Token sets. These are made of laser-cut, pre-painted MDF. There are 4 different Fatigue Token sets and a special set for the Jomsvikings that contains Wrath Tokens as well as Fatigue markers.

Gripping Beast announces new Byzantines for Saga

Saga is adding new Byzantines to their list of available armies.

From the update:

Any day now, Issue 301 of Wargames Illustrated will be dropping on the doormat of subscribers and hitting the shelves of all good newsagents.

However you get your copy, you will be pleased you did as it exclusively features the 100% Official Rules & Battle Board for the Byzantines!

Forthcoming for Saga – The Raven’s Shadow from Studio Tomahawk and Gripping Beast

Gripping Beast and Studio Tomahawk are pleased to announce the next expansion book for Saga, entitled The Raven’s Shadow.

From the announcement:

Studio Tomahawk and Gripping Beast are proud to announce the forthcoming publication of
The Raven’s Shadow, the second supplement to the SAGA rules system for Dark Age skirmishes.
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Design a scenario for Saga contest

Studio Tomahawk is holding a contest where the winner will, along with getting some other cool things, will get their scenario published in an upcoming Saga expansion book.

We thought it was about time we did something for everyone out there who supports Saga and so we’ve decided to run a contest.

In short we want you to design a Saga scenario and the winner will get a whole bunch of goodies, including the thrill of seeing his or her scenario published in an upcoming Saga Supplement (imagine the bragging rights)

The contest will run till the end of October, so start thinking about a scenario and get your entries in

Architects of War taking pre-orders for Saga expansion

Architects of War has starting taking pre-orders for the first Saga expansion, Northern Fury. Go order now and be the first kid on your block with this awesome book when it comes out!

From the update:

Architects of War is now accepting preorders for the first Saga
expansion – Northern Fury! This book will add four new warbands to
your games! We are now offering the FREE Scots Warlord with all
preorders of the book as well. IN addition to the book, we also have
the Scots Dice set and new warband sets.

Don’t forget, our Dark Age terrain is perfect for your games of Saga!
Our Daub and Wood A Frame house and Timber A Frame house accentuate
any gaming table!

SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes release date

Sven ForkbeardGripping Beast have announced a release date for their SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes rules.

From their announcement:

We have a release date for SAGA. We will begin shipping the week commencing 19th September, that’s about four weeks time, and we are now taking pre-orders for the rules and all our other SAGA related goodies.

We’ve got a whole raft of releases in suport of the system. Not only do we have the rather lovely rule-book (that comes with four sturdy Battle Boards, one each for Vikings, Anglo-Danish, Welsh & Normans,) but we are also releasing the relevant ranges in SAGA friendly formats including some 4 point Starter Warbands. And then there are of course the special faction specific dice….

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SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes update

Gripping Beast have posted an update on the status of their SAGA Viking Age Skirmishes rules.

From their announcement:

It’s a long running saga..  Final preparations are underway for the release of SAGA later this summer.

Not only do we have the rather lovely rule-book (that comes with four sturdy Battle Boards, one each for Vikings, Anglo-Danish, Welsh & Normans,) but we will also be releasing the relevant ranges in SAGA friendly formats. And then there are of course the special faction specific dice….

In SAGA, you muster your faithful retainers in easy steps, making several choices from four highly skilled hearthguard, eight stalwart warriors or twelve less-than-ferocious levy with each choice costing 1 point. Starter warbands are 4 points and the average is 6.

As you can see, the composition is pretty much up to you as Warlord and to make things even easier we will be sorting suitable models from our ranges into 1 point packs (eg 4 Hirdmen, 8 Bondi or 12 bowmen for the Vikings.) To get yourself up and running as soon as possible, we will also be putting together Starter Box Sets that contain a balanced 4 point warlord & warband plus all the appropriate weapons and shields AND a  Renedra plastic base for each of the figures.

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