I draw bugs
I've been working on Poles for Saga: Age of Crusades. Here's some Levy militia. I'm also working on some Baltic Pagans, so I can field both sides of the Baltic Crusades.
I recently got to field these boys and their mounted counterparts in a game. I was using the Crusaders versus the Moors. We're waiting for the scenarios book, but until then we played the basic Clash scenario, with the random element table in the book. We rolled up a dawn fight, meaning the sun was just rising, reducing shooting range and charges to 6" until after turn 2. I had mounted Warlord, 8 mounted Hearthguard, 16 spear Warriors, 8 crossbow Warriors, and 8 mounted Warriors, while the Moors had a Warlord, 8 mounted Hearthguard, 12 bow Levy, and 24 spear Warriors. The terrain was a series of pools and patches of trees, probably representing an oasis. A good place for a fight.
The first turn for the Moors was spent moving some units forward and amassing Saga dice, trusting in the safety of darkness. In my turn, the Crusader Hearthguard rushed forward, requiring 2 activations to get the charge on Moorish bow Levy. They crushed them handily, killing half, but at the cost of 2 members. Thus began my poor save rolls for most of the game.
The Hearthguard survived a round of shooting from Levy and Hearthguard before charging the Moors elites. In a cascade of Saga abilities, the combatants separated with only a few casualties on both sides. The Moors then unleashed a powerful ability to javelin the isolated Knights, then charged the survivors, wiping them out. By sunrise, my army had lost 8 Hearthguard to 6 Levy and 3 Moor Hearthguard. Not a fair trade.
A few half-hearted skirmishes between Moorish and Crusader Warriors did a little damage, while the Moorish horsemen launched repeated javelin hit and runs. If I didn't do something about them I'd be picked apart. With that in mind my mounted Warriors risked a charge right into the Moorish elite; the Serjents got chewed on but the Jinetes were wiped out. In response, the Moor Warlord charged the Serjents, but flubbed his rolls (at the same time as I finally made some good saves) and got killed. The game had seriously turned in the Crusaders' favor. A charge from my Warlord into some isolated Moorish Warriors and the surviving Serjents into the Moorish Levy sealed the deal.
(Ignore the Romano-Briton officer in the back, I'm still working on my Polish warlord)
My friend's mounted Hearthguard.