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SAGA The Crescent & The Cross NOW AVAILABLE!!
SAGA The Crescent & The Cross is now available to order! Hourrah!
The full range of Crusader & Saracen warbands and blisters plus the first few Dogs Of War releases are all up in the Products lists. Take a look in the new catagories

UK SAGA Official Northern Melee 8-10 August 2014
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ATTENDING THE NORTHERN MELEE THIS WEEKEND - we look forward to hearing all about it next week!

We're jolly excited to say that our chums at The British Historical Games Society are hosting the inaugural SAGA Northern Melee at the BRITCON event on the weekend of 8th to 10th August.

Staying true to the spirit of the hardy Northern SAGA factions, “Northern Melee” will be one of the most epic tests yet for your Warlord and his Warband. This UK SAGA Event will allow you to test your skill and courage in 8-10 Scenarios over 2 or 3 days. You can choose the extent of your participation and design the competition to best fit your own personal situation. Clever, eh? All currently published Factions are allowed (excluding the Cross & Crescent Factions). All Swords for Hire and Heroes are included together with War Banners (as amended). A 6 Point Warband Composition can be used in each game, chosen from an 8 Point Roster submitted beforehand.

We will be providing plenty of prize support and freebies for participants.

As part of this ground-breaking collaboration, we have negotiated a special "sponsored" 20% Discount on the entry price for the Britcon SAGA tournament to £40 per head, including a £5 voucher to spend with any of the traders at the Britcon trade show - many of whom will be selling Gripping Beast figures and other SAGA goodies but you can spend it on other stuff, just don't tell Darren that's all.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in an Official UK SAGA Melee Event, pick up some SAGA goodies and also help showcase SAGA to the hundreds of other competitors and visitors at what is one of the UK's biggest and longest established multi-period wargaming conventions.

Britcon is organised by the BHGS and is held at the University of Manchester from 8-10th August. Competitions start on Friday evening and run through to Sunday afternoon, with discounted onsite university accommodation available, as well as a "student prices" bar and cafe within the gaming hall. The venue is opposite Manchester Piccadilly mainline station, with great connections to the whole of the UK.

To book, go to the BHGS website here!


New from Renedra, ideal for games set in the Middle East.......(!)

Flock! Now with working link.....
Brand new section on the Product List full of lovely basing materials from 4GROUND and The Army Painter. There is a fantastic selection of static grasses, tufts, gravels and two types of snow!
Pretty up your bases here!

SAGA Hero Of The Viking Age - Roland
New Frankish hero available now here!. This one sports a super paint job by Mystic Spirals.
SHVA11 Roland (1) £3.50

Raiders for Dux Britanniarum
New - fresh off the Lard Island ferry, a new expansion for Two Fat Lardies' Dux Britanniarum rules. It introduces three new factions to the game; the Irish, the Scotti and the Picts as well as rule variations for the British Kingdoms of the North, the Gwyr Y Gogledd. This supplement includes a 44 page book which features rules to cover the new factions, as well as beautiful colour maps of Ireland and Scotland along with campaign rules for the Raider nations. This also includes a complementary expansion card set fully compatible with the original Dux Britanniarum decks to allow you to game with these new factions. (you do need the original rulebook and cards though). Get the expansion here!
We have also introduced two new Army Deals to cover this expansion - The Irish/Scotti and the Picts. Get them here!

Gladiators Ready!
JUGULA range now available here!
Currently out of stock (already!) of the playmats - more on the way, shouod be here end of next week.
Distributers and stockists will be getting everything later this week.

UPDATE - Familia Two figure set coming shortly!

New Shieldwall Miniatures Packs
Released at SALUTE, the new Chubby Warlord and Raiders packs are now on the web-site.
Available here!

New Plastic Arabs AVAILABLE NOW!!
Just before we leave for SALUTE, we've put the new Plastic Arab Spearmen & Archers live on the website.
We will be adding more pictures early next week.
Click here for bigger picture!

Inside you will find parts to assemble 40 plastic Arab warriors. You can make a combination of up to 16 archers, 16 javelin men or 40 speamen. The box also contains extra parts to build some of your figures as horn blowers or swordsmen. Box also contains Renedra plastic bases for all your figures.
Get them here!
Transfers for your plastic Arabs figures here!

SAGA Tapestry Site
Here is an excellent site dedicated to SAGA. Loads of interesting articles to keep you busy all lunch time and beyond...in fact, probably better not start reading at work, you'll redefine lunch hour....
SAGA Tapestry here!

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SAGA Forum
here and a take a look at the SAGA Forum (and it's in English!). It's a friendly and active forum and you will find SAGA author Alex Buchel and Mike Hobbs (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of GB) lurking ready to answer your questions.

US Stockist
Don't forget that Architects Of War are the GB stockists for the US & Canada. They have an ever increasing selection of GB, TWDC & Musketeer products including SAGA with all the goodies!
If they haven't got it in stock, the friendly staff at AoW will order it in for you.
Are you a US or Canadian store? Why not get in touch with Barb or Ernie at AoW and get your SAGA stock direct from them?

Australian Stockist
War And Peace Games are our stockists in Australia. They carry loads of our stuff including all SAGA products & the WW1 Gallipoli range from TWDC. Visit their site for full details.

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