Play another game of my SAGA campaign and it was over in 3 turns. That left me enough time to use the same board to try out my Russian paratroopers in Estonia. Hopefully something for everyone in this post!
First, for SAGA fans I continued my Saxons in my campaign game. ( Jack, you can skip down to the next story!) If you didn't read my last post about Eric Redbeard and his brother Dangst go back and do so; I'll wait. Now that everyone is caught up... The Raven had set his sights on Roman territory. The scenario turned out to be " hurry and burn" from Age of Wolf. I like this scenario. It is realistic and fun for both sides.
At this point after 3 turns the saxons had lost 11 warriors and 3 heathguards. They had 4 heathguards and 4 warriors left. The Romans had lost 1 heathguard and 1 warrior. They had 7 heathguard and 15 warriors left. Dangst while proud, knew he had been beat. He called his warriors back into the woods. When he arrived home news of the disaster quickly spread and a revolt against his rules started with some of his troops switching sides! ( The fate roll for this season was revolt. Since he lost a reputation point he lost one of his 2 heathguard units; how cool was that!) His power is down to 7 with only 3 units. He does have 2 wealth though so he could purchase some roman deserters. Am toying with the idea of dropping the Saxons into the history dustbin and starting an African warband to move up from Spain. Would have to look that up. Anyone know who that could be in 400 AD? Age Of the Wolf has rules to allow a faction to start in the middle and catch up.
So now had some free time and had a board set up. What to do?
Russian Airborne Squad 10/10
Sgt Petrov Optomist/Govt son of a farmer III leader SL
Cpl Sokolov Drifter Coarse/ rock music II leader ASL
Cpl Orlov Fickle/ Alcohol Son of factory worker (strong) II leader ASL
4 additional men including 2 AK 74s, 1 SAW and 1 RPG
Iron Ivan 8/12 AK74 Functions as grade II leader but can't lead anyone else.
So far so good thought Petrov as he made his way through the woods. The landing had been smooth and they had sighted the house they were suppose to meet their contact at. He sent Cpl Orlov with the SAW to the barns while he went with the rest of the squad to the house to see who this "Iron Ivan" was.
As he started talking with an odd man in a red hat they all heard engines coming up the road.
The RPG takes out the APC and Sgt Petrov begins to whittle down the Estonians.
The russians sustained no casualties so another blow out but it was very fun! Would add a second squad next time for the Estonians. I had them with a 7 man squad 6/10 with a level I leader. The Lt was a level II.