Sunday, January 15, 2012

SAGA Campaingn game #7

Our 7th SAGA Campaingn game was large game with two 4 point warband on each side, Viking and Anglo-Danish against a double Norman warband....on our usual 120x120cm table...

The Norman Duc Willheln and Comes Rollo had gathered a large Norman force to advance North from Sussex in to the land that the Viking recently had conquer.

Jarl Eirik gathered he´s warband and summon he´s loyal? subject Earl Edward "the Doubtful"...

The Normans deployed in two separted flanks both with a mix of Knights and Shooters...

Jarl Eirik deployed as he used in a shieldwall and demanded that Earl Edward would do the same and send he´s archers to protect the right flank. Jarl Eiriks plan was so simple that even Earl Edward had to understand it...

Hold your position and let the Anglo-Danish Trapped and Intimidation abillitys work during the Norman advance, and then make some swift double or even tripple moves, strike hard, retreat and regroup for a new lighting attack...

As plan the Norman started to advance but the Normans infront of the Anglo-Danish Archers seemed intimidated and didn´t dare to close in to much...

The Viking did hold their possitions, so did the Anglo-Danish levys, I suppouse they didn´t dare to do else...

BUT the Housecarls and Earl Edward started to advance in to the forest...Jarle Eirik was furious!

The Norman crossbows made a swift advance to get in range...what they didn´t expect was the long lightning charge made by a large group of Bondis that reached them and slaughtered them all:)

Some of the Andlo-Danish Housecarls moved out of the forest besides the Victorious Bondis and started to talked about supporting them...

BUT the Normans did exploit their mistake and slaugther them with a group of Mounted Sergeants...

Jarl Eirik took advance of the incautious attack by the Norman and attacked the Norman Sergeantes and the Knights giving them both a real spanking;) Comes Rollo started to withdraw what was left of he´s warband... Jarl Eirik smelled Victory !

BUT at the same time Earl Edward and he´s remaning Housecarls had forced their way through the forest and engaged the Norman sergeantes in the field...and was beaten...retreating back to the forest...

The Anglo-Danish levy still protected the left flank, intimidating the Normans not to advance...

Jarl Eirik started to move he´s warband to help Earl Edward and just mop up what was left of the Normans...

Earl Edward still wanted to be the hero of the day...so he ordered he´s last Housecarls to charge the Norman Sergeantes in the field a nother time...so they did leave the Earls side and chased the Sergeantes from the field...

A groupe of Norman Knights noticed Earl Edvards Exposed situation and charged him right away...Earl Edward was slain and severely injured during the fight bit some loyal retuiners managed to get him of the field of battle...

By night fall all Anglo-Danish warriors had fleed the field, The Vikings had been in hard fights but haden´t suffered to many losses...BUT was forced to withdrav from the battle field then their right flank was exposed due to the Earls defeate...

The Norman claimed the victory ! (22 VP to 21 VP)

This was a realy close and good fight! The gaming table should have been 180cm wide but other wise all worked out well.

Both warbands on each side rolled SAGA-dice and activated at the same time, which gave some extra possibilitys in the use of the battle boards.

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