Friday, December 9, 2011

SAGA Campaign game 2

Our second Camapign game took place in the south, the Norman Duc Willian (no, not the one that have become King, just a close relative to the King...) was trying to expend he´s territory and subdue the local Anglo-Saxon Earl Leofric...

We used the river crosing scenario, at the moment my favorite SAGA scenario, but we haven´t tryed the Escort one yet...

The 2 Warbands had meet at a small river with only 2 passages, a Bridge and a Ford. Duc William made a immediate mistace by dividing he´s force in 2 quite equale parts...

Earl Leofric was a more wise leader by concentrating he´s warband at the Bridge and only using a small unit of Ceorls covering the Ford well hidden in a small forest...

Leading from the front Duc William advansed to the Ford and started to wade the river with his Knights. At the same time at the Bridge he´s other knights made swift move up un the bridge closley followed by a group of Sergeants.

Earl Leofric commanded he´s Housecarls...the ones with the Daneaxes to meet the Notman threat and clear the way over the bridge...

Like choping wood the Daneaxes took it´s toll...

Andy that play with the Anglo-Danish have realy learnd to use the Battleboard options and the enemys fatigue to get most out of he´s warband, the DaneAxe armed Houscarls that in he´s earlier games died in their first fight now managed to survive 3 fights!

...and the housecarls realy cleared the bride...and Earl leofric lead his men over to the other side...

While Duc William tryed to clear the forest from Anglo-Danish resistance, Earl Lofric and he´s warband started to sweep up the last Norman Knights and Sergeantes at the Bridge...

Duc William had lost precious time in the Forest, but was now trying to save the day by ruching forward the Bridge to try to catch some of the Anglo-Danish...

They tryed in vain as Earl Leofric moved all he´s warband away from the bridge and was saved by the dusk, and as the sun faded away you could hear the Norman lamentation...

Anglo-Danish Victory ! (Anglo-Danish 10 VP and Norman 7 VP)

The redrawn map...

The Anglo-Danes are realy on the move both up in the North against the Vikings and donw in the South against the Normans...

The Anglo-Danish Earls Godwin and Leofric (must be reltives as the look quite a like...) have realy shown that tha Anglo-Danes not have given up their causes...

More games next week I hope :)

6 comments:

  1. I love campaigns, well done! And SAGA seems to give the kind of game I was looking for. Thanks for the report.

    Cheers
    SG

    PS: The miniature promised is not forgotten, I'm just a bit pressed for time these days. :(

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  2. Great battle report!

    Saga sounds appropriately bloody!

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  3. Thanks !!!

    SAGA are a realy noce and easy flowing game, the rules in it´s self might not be rocketscience but the use of the Saga Dice, Battle board and to exploit your enemys fatigure give a real depth to the rules and make the gaming realy interesting and enjoyable:)

    @SG Thanks for remebering, I hope you had some exchange from the book. No hurry for the mini, it´s soon a new year with new painting opportunetys:)

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  4. Just like Stanforth bridge!
    Well, there was a fight on a bridge anyway...

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  5. Great battle report, i'm enjoying following the campaign, adds an extra element to the games.

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  6. Looks awfully nice - almost better than in IRL.

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