I finally got a chance to try out Aetius and Arthur, the new Saga variant covering the end of the Western Roman Empire and rise of the Barbarian tribes, sometimes called the Invasions period. My friend Rick played the Britons, lead by a charismatic leader with a small bodyguard retinue of loyal Companions. His warband included a 6 man Hearthguard unit, a Warrior unit and Levy with slings. I played Euric the Bold, my Visigoth warlord, who fielded a force of 2 Hearthguard and 2 Warrior units. The scenario objective was to take the enemy side of the river while repelling them from doing the same.
Altogether, I really enjoyed the new Saga factions. I often found that I had too many options for my Goths, which made for a really interesting game. I also found the Goths to be pretty vicious, with lots of ways to gain extra attack dice each turn. I think the Britons seemed a bit harder to master, they had some cool abilities, but were harder to implement.