Saga Warfare tournament
Warfare, is Reading Wargames Association’s annual wargames show and is one of the largest in the country. This year, it is being held on the 17th and 18th November 2018
Traders will be confirmed over the year, but we expect to have more than 70 of them. In addition, our ever popular (and huge) bring and buy will be present.
General Admission Opening times:
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
You can enter online at:
Entry is £20 per person (£25 after August 31st) and includes show entrance.
When booking your tickets please ensure that we have your correct name(s) and email address, so we can keep you informed of any changes to the event.
Cancelations/refunds – can only be given up to 31st October 2017.
There will be prizes for the first 3 places.
For any more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday – Warbands and Universes TBA
08:45 – 9.15am: Registration at front desk
9:15 Briefing and draw for first round
GAME 1: 9.30am – 11am
GAME 2: 11am – 12.30pm
LUNCH: 12:30pm – 1.30pm
GAME 3: 1.30pm – 3pm
GAME 4: 3pm – 4.30pm
Sunday – Warbands and Universes TBA
GAME 1: 9.00am – 10:30am
GAME 2: 10:30am – 12.00pm
LUNCH: 12:00pm – 1.00pm
GAME 3: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
GAME 4: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Prizegiving: As soon as we can work it out!
Tables will be numbered and the draw for the next round will be published as soon as we can. Once they know their opponent, players can always commence games earlier by mutual consent.
Note: – No time has been deliberately allowed between games (other than lunch) as it is anticipated that games will generally last less than 1hr 30 minutes.
SAGA Iron Man Extreme is a test of mental agility and endurance as you are challenged to use eight different warbands against eight different warlords in just one weekend’s play.
Leave your own warband at home, and turn up with nothing but enthusiasm and a sense of fun. During the several games that will take place over the course of the weekend, you will be randomly assigned 5 point warbands and asked to prove your worth as a great warlord, with no prior knowledge of the force you will be commanding. Summaries of the different game play for each warband will be available as will a Quick Reference Sheet for each table.
Players are welcome to utilise their own personal dice and measuring sticks but there will be enough sets provided to allow you to leave everything at home.
The warbands and foes will be matched as best on a historical and balance basis.
This will be covered fully in the briefing but as a guideline:-
Warband 5 points – as provided on the day – players will randomly draw a starting position – play the warband provided and then rotate to a different one on the next game and rinse and repeat.
All the rule clarifications and changes described in The Rules Book v 2 will be applied. Also the latest rule amendments described in the official errata FAQ will be used.
Hopefully, all games will be played with the utmost fun, and run completely smoothly. If you do have any problem/rules queries then, first look in the SAGA rule book and, if you can’t find the answer, then please feel free to ask the event organizer or one of the umpires appointed on the day. The umpires are free to interrupt any game to clarify or point out mistakes to players.
The umpire’s decision is final, even if wrong!
Players will have to hone their tactics as they play in a series of no-frills ‘Kill The Warlord’ scenarios with no added extras like priests, heroes or War Banner bearers, allowing both novice and veteran SAGA players to compete on a level playing field.
Battles will be fought on 4′ by 3′ boards with all scenery being provided. The terrain and any supplementary equipment required for each scenario will be pre-set for each game.
This will be a tournament-style event, so each battle will allow for the accumulation of points via Slaughtering points and the chance to win prizes.
Slaughtering victory points are based on the number of enemy models the opposing Warband has lost during the game and by lost we mean killed in melee or from shooting – none of that old Loki sneakiness.
They are calculated as:
10 for a Warlord,
1 per Hearthguard
1 per 2 Warriors (rounded up)
1 per 3 Levy (rounded up)
Other figures may have specific Slaughtering victory points defined in the rules for that unit e.g. Irish Curaidh 2 points
This is how we used to do it under Saga 1 however as time progresses towards Warfare and as experience of Saga 2 in Ironman settings grows it may change – so make sure to listen at the briefing.
Players keep a record of their Slaughtering Points for each game and the person with the most at the end of the eight games shall be the SAGA Iron Man Extreme.
Determining the first player:
Each player rolls one dice, the player with the highest total (in case of a tie, re-roll) goes first. The winner then deploys a unit up to L in. Players take it in turns to deploy a unit up to L in until all units are deployed. The player who placed the first unit takes first turn. The second player rolls three saga Dice and places them on his Battleboard and the slaughter can commence.
No SAGA Dice?
A player immediately loses the game if, at the start of their turn, their warband does not generate any SAGA Dice. The game ends immediately. The remaining figures on the losing side (e.g. Levy or Curaidh) will not count as lost so it may be in your interest to keep one Saga generating figure alive a bit longer.
Games will last for 6 bounds or 1 hour 30 minutes (or at umpires discretion) . Games will end immediately when the umpire calls time.
E-mail enquiries about the Saga Ironman Extreme competition itself to Rich Keenen at email@example.com
any questions regarding the overall competition or Warfare itself please email David Mather at firstname.lastname@example.org
All figures and terrain will be provided by the organiser.Players will have to hone their tactics as they play in a series of no-frills ‘Kill The Warlord’ scenarios with no added extras like priests, heroes or War Banner bearers, allowing both novice and veteran SAGA players to compete on a level playing field.
Battles will be fought on 4′ by 3′ boards with all scenery being provided. This will be a tournament-style event, so each battle will allow for the accumulation of points and the chance to win prizes.Alklfigures and terrain will
In addition to the Warfare trophies a number of other prizes are available from Gripping Beast.
Travel Information by bus, Cycle or car can be found at:
Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ
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