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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2020, 02:14:15 AM »
Emerging from the shrubbery Putrid gives out his orders. Thorkel the Tall, on the right flank, will pounce like a wolf on the goat herd and snaffle ’em off to the ship. Putrid and Bok Bandylegs will storm the village ransacking the hovels for secrets therein., his other crewmen will hang about a bit outside to see wot happens…


Meanwhile Lord Bada Boggweede and his Champion of Renown, Snottboks have not been idle, fanning out they make a cautious advance into Kleethorpe. His Lordship scuttling off toward the goat sanctuary where he thinks it might be a tad quieter…




Putrid and Bok Bandylegs head for the loot!


Bada’s peace and quiet is shattered by the blood curdling battle cry of Thorkell the Tall and his Flagman…


The rest of the Saxons move further into the village…


Keep a beady eye on that scruffy looking oik with the crossbow, turns out he’s a wrong ‘un!

With great shouts and much banging of swords (and axes) on shields the fight in the goat pen is on, blink and you’ll miss it…


An arrow hits the Viking bowman and downs him, Bada Boggweede axes down Thorkell the Tall, who’d slipped in a pile of goat shit, and his Flagman met a similar fate at the hands of Bada’s trusty spearman.  A disaster for the raiders, round one to the Saxons!


Champion of Renown Snottboks’s men hotfoot it toward the village’s Great Hall…


But, Putrid son of Putrid and Bok the Berserker lick him to it! Ordering his men to charge the Saxons, him and Bok enter the Great Hall and glean the treasure chest…


As the Vikings charge two rapid crossbow bolts whistle out from the shrubbery and thwack into two of Putrid’s warriors.


The smelly oik with the lethal crossbow.
The odds have changed quickly and the Vikings come off badly in the hand to hand fight…


Emerging from the Great Hall Putrid and Bok drop the treasure chest and prepare to fight for their lives…


The two Viking hardmen make quick work of the Saxons, then another treacherous crossbow bolt hits Bok right in the canister!!!


Emboldened by this fortuitous turn of events, Champion of Renown Snottboks and Lord Boggweede’s standard bearer rush in to finish off Putrid son of Putrid…


But, dear saga readers, this is no ordinary man they’re trying conclusions with this is a Jarl of the Norsemen! Putrid’s no slouch himself when it comes to going a tad berserk…


As Champion of Renown Snottboks and his pal soon find out!!!

"I’ve got one bolt left for you Norseman!"


But, dear saga readers, this is no ordinary man the scruffy oik is trying to potshot, this is a Jarl of the Norsemen! Catching the bolt contemptuously with his great shield the Viking Chieftain realises the game’s up and legs it back to the Long Serpent with his only surviving underling…


A victorious Lord Bada Boggweede contemplates whether he should reward his surviving followers with a gold coin apiece…

after they’ve buried the dead.



 :o





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Offline Atheling

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2020, 09:38:10 AM »
Fab looking game and a lot of fun! Dark Age skirmish games are usually nice and hectic with oodles of raucous laughter thrown in.

What rules are you using Harry? The look of the gameplay reminds me a lot of Pig Wars from back in the day.....  ??? :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2020, 09:56:45 AM »
FFofL for this first run out, might give the scenario a go with 'Song of Blades and Heroes' too.

:)

Offline Atheling

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2020, 01:12:44 PM »
FFofL for this first run out, might give the scenario a go with 'Song of Blades and Heroes' too.

:)

Gotcha. Thanks :)

I haven't played either as of yet. LR and Dux Britanniarum though I have only played one game of the latter- I thought it captured the temperament of shieldwall  combat really well. But that's all I can remember  lol

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2020, 02:04:06 PM »
Great game!

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2020, 03:44:09 PM »
Love your AARs Steve! Daft or not, looks like a great game and certainly a great table.

Offline Chimpfoot

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2020, 06:38:03 PM »
Brilliant entertaining read great figures and terrain too :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2020, 12:26:34 AM »
Thanks chaps, with this much encouragement it may only...
get dafter!

 ;D

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Re: The yokels have fled in terror for their lives…
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 04:04:10 PM »
Great write up , Mr. H , and an enjoyable read . Those blood splashes , on the ground ,  are oddly effective and a reminder that  Dark Ages combat must have been a brutal affair.