In Norse mythology, Valhalla (/vælˈhælə, vɑːlˈhɑːlə/;from Old Norse: Valhǫll “hall of the slain”) 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.
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 The hall of the slain has been replaced by a wonderful burger bar and our hall is a former motorcycle showroom by the famous Cardiff City ground.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.
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!
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!
A great night and a great board. You must try Vikings ; they are truly awesome!