Thursday, December 15, 2016

SAGA

1st game of Saga.
3 way 4 point battle.  2 Viking warbands and 1 Anglo Dane.
 Initial set up.
Set up in a triangle fashion, the Viking lord Magnus, the viking lord Halfdan and the Angle Garreth faced each other.
Perhaps intimidated by the unit of levy archers (he needent have worried), Halfdan set out against the Anglo Danes first.
Blows were traded but the Angles came out slightly better in the exchange.
The lord Magnus views the carnage, wondering who to engage.
The decision is made for him as Halfdan sends a unit of hearthguard against a similar unit of Magnus hearthguard.  Halfdan kills all 4 while losing 2.
Lord Halfdan goes down in personal combat with Lord Garreth.

A unit of Halfdan's warriors battles Lord Magnus and his hearthguard.
Magnus sends his hearthguard in to kill Earl Garreth.
The numbers have dwindled to almost nothing by the last turn.  Lord Magnus is the last warlord standing.  But this scenario is decided kill points.  When the are calculated,  Halfdan comes in first.  The skalds will sing of his pyrrhic victory for weeks to come!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Invasion of Mercia, summer 868 AD

Hired by Queen Giselle, the Northern Rose company travelled into Mercia to meet Ivar the Boneless.  Along the way they stopped at a Mercian lord's estate to aquire supplies...








Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Butchery in Seal Bay


 The village of Doccinga has called upon Clovis and his company of the Northern Rose for aid.  Viking ships have been spotted off the coast,  and they fear they are soon to be the target of a raid.
The vikings are located in a nearby bay where they are setting up a longphort.
Clovis immediately plans an assault.

 After sniping the two sentries, the Northern Rose company advances on the enemy camp in battle line.
 The Viking raiders are roused from their tents. They do not have time to don their armor but they form a hasty shield wall.
 They send a runner down the beach to get reinforcements.   However, Candice has taken up a concealed position in the reeds and takes him down with several arrows to the back and finally the face as he turns to see his attacker.
 Clovis company lets loose two volleys of javelins and arrows, inflicting some light wounds.
 According to premade plan, after shooting twice the skirmishers fall back from the shield wall.
 The two shield walls crash together.
 Small gaps are made on each side.  Clovis attempts to flank the line.
 For a moment he finds himself dangerously outnumbered,  but his companions, including the brave Sergeant Bagge, leap to his side.
The enemy captain, Red Dragon, singles Clovis out for personal combat.
Not being prone to fits of honour, Clovis keeps him engaged while Kongrave runs up behind and puts a Dane Axe through Red's leg.
The crippled enemy captain yields.

Although the King's man Asperg and Bagge are seriously wounded, there are no fatalities in the Northern Rose company.   Red and two others are hastily led away before the other ships can figure out what has transpired.
Now to interrogate the captain and find out their true intentions...