Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year !

Last post for this year, more from me next year...

My wargaming plans for next year...

* Try to get to Salute for the first time in my life...

* Continue my 28mm, 15th centery Kalmar Union War Project...

* Might try to restart my AWI project to...was along time sins I played Black Powder...

* Might get some time over to play some WW2 games, want to try out kampfgruppe Normandy at least once...not sure about painting any ww2 minis, but you never know...

* Ofcourse continue with SAGA, first complete my 3 Viking ships and my Anglo-Danish warband...

Untill next year here are a AAR from our SAGA Campaing Game #5...

Once again a fight between Lasse and his 4-point Warband of Anglo-Danes under command of Earl Edward and Uffe with 4 points of my Vikings under command of Jarl Eirik...

Jarl Eirik claimed Earl Edward as a prisoner after their last fight, planing to demand a good ransom for him...

During the Victory feast Earl Edward managed to escap thanks to some traitorus saxons...as soon as Jarl Eirik discovered it he gathered a force of his best hirdmen and started to follow the fleeing Earl further north in Essex...

At a small river the Earl meet a group of his follower that was planing a rescue action, they immediately prepered to engage the Viking pursuers...

Both warlords had got some more experience...

Earl Edward gathered all he´s Housecarls in one unit that would attack over the Ford as the Ceorls and Geburs would watch the bridge...

Jarl Eirik dispatch half of he´s Hirdmen to protect the Ford as he, the rest of his Hirdmen and the berserkers would attack over the bridge...

The unfortunate sheepherd Scur just passed by with his new heard of sheeps...

Up at the Ford both the Anglo-Danish and the Vikings rushed forward, but non oth them daring to start crossing the Ford...

At the bridge the Viking Hirdmen started the advance, geting good cover of the stone bridge against the Anglo-Danish archery...

Standoff at the ford...

At the bridge Jarl Eirik decide to go for a quick victory, and sends his Hirdmen to settle things with the Ceorls...

After a hard fight the Ceorls retreated leaving 3 slain Hirdmen behind...but with some help from Loki the 3 remaning Ceorls wasen´t a problem any more:)

The Geburs trying to shoot the Berserkers...but all in vain thanks to the bridge...

Jarl Eirik let´s hes Hirdmen continue to clear the are around the bridge by sending his Hirdmen to chase the Archers of...

At the Ford Earl Edward started to run out of time and decided to send his best men over the Ford...

The Houscarls was repelled and had to move back... as Earl Edward knew he was out of time and men he chose to retreat from the battle field...

Another glorious Viking Victory:)

This was a good game and both Lasse and Uffe had started to get a gripp of the battleboard, but Uffe managed to get most out of it this time, especially by using deffensive abilitys against the archery...

Next time wee have to try out some new scenarios...Escort and Defending the settlement...

10 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too- best wishes for 2012!!!

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  2. Great game report and plans for 2012. All the best to you and yours for the new year!
    best wishes
    Alan

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  3. I'm planning for Salute also. Might see you...
    /J

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  4. if you are going to Salute be sure to pop over to the Gripping Beast stand and say hi, I'll be running the Saga demos with Alex

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  5. Thanks for the ever inspirational blog here and your encouragement on my own site. All the best for 2012 to you!
    Cheers
    SG

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  6. Thanks yoo all !

    I hope you have a good new years eve.

    @Mike, If I get to Salute 2012 I defenetly will popby the GB stand. I heard some rumour about Skraelingar for SAGA...would be nice to try them out and maybe even buy a warband:)

    Best regards dalauppror

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  7. Happy New Year to you too!

    Even though I cleared out all my Dark Age stuff this summer, I love seeing blogs like yours to keep that connection. Maybe someday I'll return with a Saga warband or Hail Caesar! army.

    Cheers,
    Jason

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  8. All the best for you and your family.

    Happy 2012!

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  9. Great battle report, really enjoying reading about this campaign

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