On Tuesday at Maunsfield Gaming we arranged another Saga bash. Unfortunately, we had a couple of late drop outs, so that just left Tom, John, Martin, Jervis and myself to play.
I arrived first and unloaded the terrain and set up a pair of tables for gaming on. Martin soon turned up, not long later followed by John. The first game got underway, Martin using Anglo-Danish played John with Normans at Clash of Warlords, both players fielded a six point Warband, the Normans were, mounted Warlord, three units of 4 mounted Knights, two units of 8 Sergeants and one unit of 8 Sergeants with crossbows. Martin fielded a Warlord with dane-axe, one unit of 4 Huscarles with dane-axe, one unit of 8 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls. Martin had obviously been reading the bit about combining your units.
Jervis and Tom turned up a few minutes later, Jervis had not played before so he borrowed my Vikings and would play Toms' Anglo-Danish, this would be a 4 point game again using the Clash of Warlords scenario. Both players had one Warlord, two 4-man Hearth-guard and two 8-man Warrior units. I would try to assist Jervis.
|Johns centre in the first game|
Right-o time for another game. This time I would play Martin at Clash of Warlords, Martin fielded a Warlord with dane-axe, one unit of 4 Huscarles with dane-axe, two units of 4 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls. I fielded Anglo-Danish with a Warlord, three units of 4 Huscarles and two units of 12 Ceorls.
John would play Jervis at the Sacred Ground scenario. John used Normans with mounted Warlord, two units of 4 mounted Knights one unit of 8 Sergeants and one unit of 8 Sergeants with crossbows. Jervis used a Warlord, two units of 4 Hirdmen and two units of 8 Bondi.
Martin and I deployed facing each other in a tight packed shield wall formation, both awaiting the other to engage. Martin engaged first and I was able to pile up the fatigue on him until I caught his Warlord unsupported and carrying four fatigue = splat!
In the second bout, Jervis had really picked up the game and handed a convincing spanking to Johns Normans.
|Game two, already racking up points on the hill, Jervis' Vikings prepare to see off the Normans|
Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, a camera cock-up (ok I left the memory card at home) meant that I had to use my iPhone, never good for photographing miniatures games.
|Martins centre in the first game|
|John and Martin get started|
|Even infesting the village|
|Jervis uses my Vikings to take the central hill|
|Norman Knights thin out the Ceorls|
|The Viking Lord and Hirdmen launch into the Anglo-Danish centre|
|The deciding action in the Martin and John game, the Normans came second|