Saturday, December 17, 2011

SAGA Campaing game #3

Last monday we continued our SAGA campaing with the 3rd game...Using 4 point warbands and trying out missile troops for the first time:)

Jarl Eirik and he´s loyal follower had gone for a Strandhugg at the Northen coast of Kent, that was in the possesions of the Normans...

jarl Eirik and hes Viking Warband had just set their camp then a Norman battle force approched under command of the notorius Duc Willhelm (not the King this time eiter...)

As this was at the Viking camp Jarl Eirik sent out he´s Levys to protect the left flank keping he´s Hird and Bondis in the center and having the Bearserkers as a reserv on the right flank...

Duc Willhelm sent some sergeants to hide behind a stone wall and to cover the left flank, In the center he had 2 units of Sergeants one mounted and one with crossbows... and on he´s right a small unit of knights as a mobile reserv and flanking force...

Jarl Eirik started to order he´s Levys to advance towards the field to get some protection, but they dident make it all the way...and got caught by the Norman Knights in the Open...not so nice for them...

The Levy of course lost the combat and the survivors started to run against their comrades in the canter...

Only to be charged a nother time by the Norman Mounted Sergeants...

This time non of them survived...

Not the best start for Jarl Eirik...

Infatuated by he´s victorys Duc Willhelm ordered he´s Knights to engage the Viking Bondis...without taking a glimpse at the Viking Battleboard...that was loaded with combat abilities...

It become a fierce combat with lots of casualtys on both sides, 3 Norman Knights fell for the Bondis, but alsoe 5 of the Bondis got the opportunity to travel to Valhall... The Bondis withdraw closer to the camp...

Jarl Eirik one again loaded the Viking battle board with combat abilities and sent in he´s Hirdmen, that the Norman belived was out of range, BUT with a double move they caught the Norman mounted Sergeants ofguard:)

Thanks to THOR there was 2 rounds of melee and after the 2nd round all 8 Normans was slain to the cost of 2 Hirdmen...

Even the Berserkes that had been lurking in the wood eating toadstools started to move...

The Viking Hirdmen continued their move and engaged the Crossbow armed Sergeants to...

In the upcomming melee they managed to slay 6 ot them only reciving 2 hits that HAD to be saved on 5 or 6´s...

Rolling a 5 and a 6 meant that they could continue their heroic actions...

The sun started to fade away and the darkness would soon end the combat...

In an desperat last move, to even the numbers, Duc Willhelm with the two remaining Sergeants assaulted the two blood soaked Hirdmen...

DEA AIE can make a big differense...the the Viking Hirdmen died...so did alsoe the Norman Sergeantes ...leaving only Duc Willhelm to raise his sword in the sky and salute Jarl Eirik for a good but undecided combat...

Normans gained 12 VP and the Vikings also gained 12 VP, meaning thet none could claim any campaign territorys.

This was a realy nice fight, giving us a chanse to use our shooters for the first time, neither of us handled then very well, but we will learn...specially the Norman need to learn as shooters seem essential for them to get out most of their warbands...

5 comments:

  1. I learned a lot from this battle, next time I will have a different set-up and use the battle board more effective. I learned that I have to use the cavalry and bow/xbows very closely together to make the best of the army.
    And by the way, hesitation and defence are only for cowards. :-)

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  2. Thanks Christopher !

    Hi Björn glad to see that you found your way to my blog:)

    I coulden´t agree more, that hesitation and defence only are for Normans hiding behind stonewalls and not for Vikings;)

    To get the most out of the vikings you should realy advance and attack as fast as possible...

    Not realy sure about the levys...might be god againnst mounted troops if they are in better cover and not left out in the open within charge range...

    Best regards Dalauppror

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  3. Very nice looking game, great photos.

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  4. Thanks Rodger !

    Have you had the chanse to tryout SAGA with your nice Viking/Saxon collection?

    Best regards Dalauppror

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