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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Back from the boring month of August!

Well - we got back today to the important business of wargaming at the club after the holidays!

We were doing a refight of a game the lads did when I was working a month ago. Normans vs Saxons and Vikings.

My Normans held the left of the line..
 ..While Phil's cavalry heavy force took the right.

Facing Phil were Ian's Saxons. 
 
 ..and I was left facing the Vikings.
The battle began with a Norman advance.. 
 The Vikings also advanced. 
Only the Axemen and slingers on the Saxon left advanced, the rest of the Saxons stood. 
 The Norman right veered towards the centre. 
 ..and began to take injury from the Saxon slings.
  Stung by the shooting, the Norman cavalry moved ahead to charge! 
..they were now being shot at by Vikings as well. 
..and their horses were suffering. 
The rest of the Vikings paused their advance to watch! 
 The Normans crossbowmen shot in support of their horse. 
 ..This upset the Viking archers somewhat!
 The advancing Norman horse was shot at heavily, but forced the Viking bows to evade.
 ..they then turned to face their tormentors on the flank.
 Behind them the infantry advanced remorselesly.
 The forward Norman horse pursued the Saxon bows into a wood. 
 ..while in the centre, Norman and Saxon spearmen closed.
 On the Norman left, I had left some slingers to harrass the Vikings. 
 ..while the rest of my force went to help Phil.
 ..whose spearmen were suffering from slingshots.
 The Saxons formed up to face Phils force in the centre. 
 My Lord and his 2 knights moved to protect the flank in support of the crossbowmen. 
 Phil's Knights and infantry charged into the Saxons, and soon a fierce melee developed.
But unsupported by the Vikings, who were still chasing slingers... 
The Normans won in the centre, and hence the battle!

The battle was quite a confused affair, as the terrain stopped conventional deployments or tactics for both sides.

Normans: Phil and Me
Saxons: Ian
Vikings: Lawrence

4 comments:

  1. Great looking game, terrain can sometimes really cause problems!!

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  2. The dark ages definately seem to have a large presence in the wargaming world at the moment.
    Lovely looking minis and a nice looking game.
    Cheers
    paul

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  3. Game looks great. Some very nice figures too.

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  4. It looked and sounded like a close game, nice one.

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