SAGA Age of Crusades is a Universe (supplement) for SAGA, the immersive game of skirmish level conflict between two or more Warlords (you!).and their bands of trusty retainers, and sets the action in the time of the Crusades. Each book comes with 12 sturdy card "Battle Boards," one each for the 12 factions covered in the rule-book (Crusaders, Saracens, Military Orders, Mutatawwi'a, The Spanish, The Moors, Teutonic Knights, Russian Princedoms, Baltic Pagans, Mongols, Later Byzantines and The Poles.) The Battle Boards are at the heart of the rules and mastery of them is key to success in these easy to learn, a life-time to master rules.
The Age of Crusades also contains Auxiliaries (mercenary units)
Please note, SAGA Universes are 'self-contained' and internally balanced so while you can play against factions from the SAGA Age of Vikings or SAGA Aetius & Arthur, you may find some match ups one sided!
NOTE - You will need a copy of SRB20 SAGA Rulebook to use SAGA Age of Crusades!
At the dawn of the thirteenth century, these words set Europe aflame.
The hearts of nobles and serfs alike are filled with an ardent desire to absolve their sins by taking up arms against the enemies of the faith.
In 1095, the princes of the west answer the Pope's call, take the cross, and travel to Jerusalem to liberate the Holy City from the hands of the infidels.
In 1147, the same call goes out again, and turns the might of Christendom against the Baltic shores where Europe's last pagans thrive.
On the Iberian peninsula, Spanish lords resume their attempts to reconquer the lands the Moors have ruled since 711.
For more than two centuries, these unprecedented military expeditions will see kingdoms and cultures rise and fall. Great champions will lead their nations through heroic battles whose consiquences will be felt for decades.
SAGA Age of Crusades is a SAGA Supplement which covers the wars of faith fought in the West and the East from the First Crusade to the Mongol invasions.
This Universe offers 12 factions covering every arena of battle, each one with its own Battle Board, legendary unit, heroes and special rules.
The book also contains auxiliary units to recruit, and a variant on the standard game which transforms your game into a battle of faith!
Follow in the wake of Godfrey of Bouillon, join the ranks of the Teutonic Order, fight alongside Saladin or resist with the Baltic tribes. Do not weaken for the valian will survive and win eternity in heaven!