Monday, 9 December 2013

Battle of the Warboards

Mr friend Ian B loves playing games on a Friday mainly board games but his feasting bench was seized to play a Dark Age Viking v Saxon battle, being a great fan of the Bernard Cornwall Warrior Chronicles I was looking forward to this.  No Uthred to led the Saxons in this battle, who were smashed by rampant Vikings.  We were using cheaphammer "Kings of War" which worked well in the dark age setting, I liked the charge then counter charge idea and both sides jostled to get in the first charges.

"We stepped forward heartend by the Battlethunder of weapons on our shields"

First though came the challenge of heroes, the individual warriors come forward to fight before the sheildwalls clash (we also get a run through of the rules).  A Viking warriors was cut down by my Saxon leader.

However the Vikings continue to Advance, their archers cause my Saxon commander in the Left to set back rather than forward.

"Viking arrows tore at the Saxon Courage"

The Victorious Vikings in their glory they swept up the whole of the left flank with no unit loss. Painted by my friend Andrew.  Now the Saxons will thrist for revenge
ASW Vikings

"Ravens ripped the flesh of Saxon corpses, while Wulfson laughed"