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Wargaming the Sagas! Dice Valhalla

In Norse mythology, Valhalla (/vælˈhælə, vɑːlˈhɑːlə/;[1]from Old Norse: Valhǫll “hall of the slain”)[2] is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja‘s field Fólkvangr. In Valhalla, the dead warriors join the masses of those who have died in combat (known as the Einherjar) and various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarök.

The start of the quest for glory- adolescent skirmishes pepper the Normans!

In Cardiff, we have Firestorm Games as the centre of mortal combat. The hall of the slain has been replaced by a wonderful burger bar and our hall is a former motorcycle showroom by the famous Cardiff City ground. Our Dice Stud heroes meet regularly in Freya’s honour on a Friday and tonight was a wonderful display of Dark Age miniature toy warfare.

Steve’s Normans we’re gnashing at the bridle but the Norsemen were ready!

The SAGA battle board is an absolute delight. My recommendation is to always have “Loki” covered. If your opponent wants to use an ability or burn a fatigue then the Vikings gain two attack dice each time! “Frigg” and “Heimdall gain you three and five attack dice respectively. The result of beserkers with such a combination is truly awesome!

Never charge naked men dressed in bearskin! A maxim especially true in Cardiff city centre.

Asgard allows you to remove a fatigue and charge as fresh as a daisy. I’m not quite sure that this is an appropriate description for a charging Viking host but you get the picture!

Two hearthguard skewer the crossbowmen!
Rollo the Viking is slain but his legend will echo through the halls!
The sulking archers shoot the Norman warlord and the Vikings swarm to victory!

A great night and a great board. You must try Vikings ; they are truly awesome!

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The wild ramblings of an infamous wit and wargames guru. One of nature's true gentlemen who devotes his time to the care of his two sons, i.e. giving realistic tactical advice in Fortnite games, and recreating great moments of military history using inch high toy soldiers. Currently a leading light in the Cardiff Dice Studz who meet regularly at Firestorm Games ( formerly Ali Baba's Carpet Warehouse), Trade Street, Cardiff, sunny Wales, U.K.

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