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Offline Harry Faversham

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Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« on: January 03, 2022, 03:43:33 PM »
I'm setting up the coastline along the Humber Estuary, a small, navigable river, leads inland to the pokey little village of Klee. It's a bit of a dump but may offer up some loot, slaves and livestock. Close by is an edifice anything but pokey... the church of the Good Bishop Bonk, crammed to the rafters with goodies.
I'll post a piccy or two later today, in the hope that some helpful wanna-be Norseman, will write a Saga as to where his three Longships would land. There'll also be a piccy of the raiders, so said Norseman can decide who's on which Longship.
Rules will be Fistful of Lead Big Battles.

:)
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Offline has.been

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 07:55:13 PM »
When in history does  the 'pokey little village of Klee'
get bigger & merge with that other pokey village of...
Thorpe's  ??? ??? lol

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 09:00:36 PM »
When in history does  the 'pokey little village of Klee'
get bigger & merge with that other pokey village of...
Thorpe's  ??? ??? lol

When you crew these three Longships up and go a-viking!
Three Longships which can beach anywhere you choose, the river inland can be navigated by shallow draft Dragonships, if so desired. Divide this motley crew between the ships and away we go.

His Nibs the Jarl

2 Berserker Champions

2 Archers

3 Units of Huscarls

2 Units of Hird


There's an overview of the Estuary. The glittering prize of Bishop Bonk's pile of riches. Two postcards of Klee, showing the long way round, and the direct but swampy approach over the bridge...
see you on the beach!

::)








Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2022, 11:05:59 AM »
Maybe  a wannabe Viking could help me out please?
My mate, who was coming over for this game, has caught the plague, so the game's being played solo. I was hoping somebody would read this below and make up crews for three Dragonships...

His Nibs the Jarl

2 Units of Berserker Champions

2 Units of Archers

3 Units of Huscarls

2 Units of Hird


The Longships can beach anywhere you choose, the river inland can be navigated by the shallow draft Dragonships, all the way up to the Klee Bridge.  if you would be kind enough to fill the boats and tell me where they're landing...
A-Viking we will go!

:o

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2022, 02:11:50 AM »
In the dawn's early light, Longships ghost onto the beach near Klee. One disgorges it's crew west shore, keen to loot and pillage their way to the Church they've spied among the trees...
 


A second Longship beaches to the east, it's crew taking the direct route to the village of Klee, they are led by the redoubtable Bok the Berserker...
 


A third Longship, this one crewed by Queen Gobetha, renowned Shield Maiden, and her bodyguard of Veteran Huscarls headed up the River Klee in support of Bok the Berserker and his men...
 


Fortunately for the wretched peasants of Klee, a unit of Lord Putrid son of Putrid's warriors have turned up. They're on the way to Bishop Bonk's Church carrying their Lord's dispatch finalising his daughter's up coming nuptials, to be held next week in the good Bishop's Church...
Their commander sends a message back to Putrid's Great Hall telling him of the oncoming storm. He then takes his helmet off and scratches his head. He's torn between rushing to the village to protect the little Milkmaid he's sweet on, or making sure the Godless heathens don't ransack the church and make off with the Kingdom's treasure!
 


 :o

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 11:08:57 AM »
Nice selection of figures there who makes the Viking holding his helmet? Nice to see some of the citadel/foundry figures in there too

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 01:16:24 PM »
Nice selection of figures there who makes the Viking holding his helmet?

Im not sure who makes him, my dear Major. Keep a beady open for 'im though, as he pops up in various guises on both sides!

::)

« Last Edit: January 08, 2022, 01:19:05 PM by Harry Faversham »

Offline rumacara

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 05:09:04 PM »
Quote
Nice selection of figures there who makes the Viking holding his helmet?


Actually its a saxon from Gripping Beast but shushh, dont tell Harry. ;)

https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/AND03_AngloDanish_Huscarl_Command_4--product--2887.html

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 07:30:03 PM »
Thanks!

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 08:42:24 PM »
Looking good!
Hoc quoque transibit
Sanguinem sistit semper

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2022, 09:48:17 AM »
Nice to see some of the citadel/foundry figures in there too

All gleaned from our very own Rumacara, many moons ago. Thanks for the kind comments chaps.

:)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2022, 10:30:07 AM »
The Northmen storm ashore and the raid is on!
 


 
The Leader of the Saxon Warband finds duty calls, more than his milkmaid! Scattering fleeing peasants the column reaches Bishop Bonk's Church. The good Bishop, once a fearsome Warrior himself before taking Holy Orders, takes charge and prepares to defend both his flock and his Church's dosh!
 

First blood to the Vikings, Olaf the Woodsman is overtaken and butchered!
 

Meanwhile, Queen Gobathe's flagship, Long Serpent, continues it's early morning voyage along the River Klee...



 ::)
« Last Edit: January 12, 2022, 10:32:49 AM by Harry Faversham »

Offline Engel

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2022, 11:05:48 PM »
Looking good

Offline Patrice

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2022, 09:11:08 PM »
Very nice, I like it.  :)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raiding the pokey little village of Klee!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2022, 04:31:38 PM »
Egged on by Bishop Bonk's exhortations, The Saxons draw first blood with a spirited assault on the Northmen!


Over on the far shore Bok the Berserker has reached the bridge over the river Klee. Seeing Saxon Warriors approaching he begins to roar a challenge and capers about a bit. A nondescript looking little Saxon, armed with a bow, takes a very dim view of this carry on, first thing in the morning. He is one, Digoth, the parish's most accomplished hunter...



Without further ado Digoth sends two shafts thudding into Bok's whistlepipe, giving the giant Viking a one way ticket over the Rainbow Bridge!



 :o

 

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