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Offline mikos khan

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Kings of War
« on: January 13, 2022, 03:01:05 AM »
Last Friday we did a game of Kings of War at our favorite gaming hangout.  This one was a 2,000 point game pitting a force of Viking raiders against an Ottoman Turk army.  It didn't start out well for the Turks because I let two heavy cavalry units on my right flank get too close to his Huscarls and he charged and routed both of them (in one turn no less!).  All I left on the right flank was a unit of horse archers but they gave sterling service by keeping his Huscarls from interfering with the fight in the center.  My center was held by a mixed force of Janissaries and Azabs supported by a bombard and I was opposed by a huge force of berserkers supported by Huscarls that was determined to destroy my bombard (especially after I hit the berserkers with it on the first turn of the game).  While this was going on I managed to outflank the Vikings on my left with a force of cavalry and cause a fair amount of havoc while the Vikings were advancing on my center.  Eventually the berserkers and Huscarls got into arquebus range and I was able to wear them down but not before losing the bombard.  It was a very close game but I barely managed to eke out a Pyrrhic victory.  Next time I bring more horse archers!  Photos below.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2022, 02:25:47 AM by mikos khan »

Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 03:02:48 AM »
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Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 03:03:58 AM »
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Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 03:06:08 AM »
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Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 03:07:35 AM »
Last ones

Offline Kelly_

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 04:33:32 AM »
Nice to see Kings of War Historicals on the table... I wish they would bring out an updated version for 3rd Edition.
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Offline Wiegraf

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 11:20:32 PM »
Looks great. Haven't tried KoW with historics yet, but looks like good fun. Great armies too.

Offline Seal

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 05:17:31 AM »
Good looking armies. 👍🏼

Offline leadfool

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 07:45:59 AM »
I fielded the Vikings.  I fielded three a unit of archers a unit of skirmisher archers, 4 units of Huscarls and one large unit of Berserkers, also 3 heroes  The standard bearer was a shield maiden named Lagetha.  The general was Ivar the boneless from the rules but looked alot like his father Ragnar.  The third hero also from the rules was the "Berserker of Stamford Bridge.
'  That figure looks al ot lie Kirk Douglas.  The last hero should have been devastating but suffered a few wounds and failed a morale test.  The entire berserker community was embarrassed.  The Turks fielded an antihero assassin. 

We have another game of KOW planned for Friday the 14th.  We will post photos. 
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Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Kings of War - Vikings vs the Ottoman Empire
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 09:34:01 AM »
What a great looking match up. :) I played KoW once, and it seemed to work rather well. It's nice to see that its got a historicals community.

Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 02:37:43 AM »
Last Friday we had another installment in the ongoing saga of leadfool's Vikings vs everyone else.  This time his opponent was Vynnie's Holy Roman Empire army.  The game began with a general advance of the Vikings on both flanks while skirmishers held the wooded area in the middle of the field.  The Viking left flank (my command) and the HRE forces opposing me pretty much annihilated each other and left the Viking right to decide the game.  Once again, the large unit of berserkers led the Viking advance into the center of the HRE army and a bloody multi turn melee resulted which the Vikings eventually won.  Although they lost the berserkers and a couple of Huscarl units.  Photos below.   

Offline mikos khan

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Re: Kings of War
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 02:40:51 AM »
More photos.

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Re: Kings of War
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2022, 02:42:19 AM »
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Re: Kings of War
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 02:43:45 AM »
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Re: Kings of War
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2022, 02:45:41 AM »
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