Rob from The Army Collector and I played 2 Saga games a week ago. The first was the 2 bridges scenario. The first time we played, I was not convinced as to the usefulness of the archers. This game they showed they can be worth it.
It started with my main force advancing on the right hand bridge.
On my left, I positioned a blocking force of archers and warriors.
I opened fire with the levy and with astounding luck killed 3 out of 8 hearthguard.
We had a big fight on the right hand bridge while the warriors and archers whittled them down on the left.
It ended up with the Scots winning on the right and losing on the left. Both commanders were still alive, but I had a lot more hearthguard left, and the points just did not favor the Vikings.
The second game was the one where you try to hold terrain and get points for your men that occupy it each turn. I came out fast and occupied the woods closest to me by moving twice and taking the fatigue.
Unfortunately, I was completely destroyed in the center. In just a few turns the Vikings completely had a complete victory.
Rob and I are 2 to 2 in our battles now. We need to have another to decide the issue!