Monday, September 9, 2013

Dux Suecia Campaign AAR #6



Monday morning and I have a AAR from my and Jonas 6th Dux Suecia Campaign game ( i.e. migrating the TFL Dux Britanniarum to 15th century Sweden and the Kalmar Union War.) for you, I hope you all will have a realy good week !

The last game we played was a battle and relieve action to lift the siege of Västerås Castle which the Rebells succeed with. If you want to refrech your memory of that game you can find the AAR here.


Late may 1467
The Rebell Comander Nils Bosson Sture of the House of Natt och Dag wanted to use his advantage from the Victory at Västerås in March to make a swift march to Stockholm, BUT due to the spring sowing all his Allmoge soldiers had to get back home to work on their farms for some weeks...

The rebell army was all assembled back at Västerås in Late may there they elected Nils Bosson Sture of the House of Natt och Dag as the Rebellion Hövitsman (High leader of the rebellion) and then the force started their advance towards the Swedish Capital Stockholm...

In the meanwhile the Union forces tried to replace their heavy losses and gather a force at Stäket, a river passage on the road to Stockholm from Västerås.

The Union force still haden´t got their full strenth when the rebell army approach Stäket. The Swift advance of the rebells took the Union with a suprise, and almost caught the Union Leader Erik Karlsson from the House of Vasa and his troops right away, they managed to start the retreat towards the saftey at Stäket.

This all boil down to the "Raiding a Border Tower" scenario from the Dux Britanniarum rule book.

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Swedish rebells forces (Commanded by Jonas)
Influence: 1 (Lowered to 1 as he used 5 points to be elected Hövitsman/High Leader of the rebellion by the Allmoge)

Comander Hövitsman Nils Bosson Sture of the House of Natt och Dag
3 units of 6 Allmoge each

Leader Sten Gustavsson of the House of Sture
2 units of 4 Mounted Hardened Allmoge each

Leader Ivar Axelsson from the House of Tott (That more or less just have turned side from pro union to rebell)
1 unit of 4 Frälse

1 unit of 4 Handgunners/Skirmishers

Union forces (Commanded by me)
Influence: 1

Comander Marsk Erik Nilsson of the House of Oxenstierna (Cousin to the Archbishop)
1 units of 4 Frälse

Leader Erik Karlsson from the House of Vasa (Brother in law to Erik Nilsson)
2 units of 6 Fotknektar each


The retreating Union Knechts had a small head start and had to move to saftey by the Union camp at the ford.


The Rebell forces diced for their entery point and it turned out that they would arrive from the road to the right. The first units to slowly arrive was the Allmoge soldiers...


The Union responce to the arriving Rebells was to Swiftley run for cover at the small farm as they knew that the Allmoge Crossbows was realy deadly


The allmoge troops effective blocked the way for the Rebell cavalry to enter...


...and when the Allmoge at last should move out of the way, all their movement was negated by a Treason card played by the Union:)


Due to the lack of mobility amongst the rebells Erik Karlsson from the House of Vasa managed to move his Knecht further awy and closer to saftey...


The Union Marsk Erik Nilsson of the House of Oxenstierna moved his small unit of Knights out of the Union camp to cover the escape route of the Knecht...


Union camp and safe heaven for the union troops...


AT LAST ! The Rebell Knights and mounted Allmoge arrive at last, they making a svift advance along the road to try to catch the retreating union knecht....


It looked like it would be a tought task for the rebells...


The rebell leader Sten Gustavsson of the House of Sture urge his mounted allmoge to hurry on...


Slowly moving allmoge...traitors?


The Union Knights prepeare to attack the Mounted allmoge that are approaching...


One unit of Union Knights in a fierce combat with two units of Rebell Allmoge...


...it turned out to be a bloody business for both sides...


Fortunate for the Rebells they had some frech knights to puch forward...


...but they wasn´t quick enought as the major part of the Union Infantry managed to reach saftey in the Union camp...


The Union side had a minor victory as the commanders managed to flee but it had costed them several of their Noble Knights...

The rebells haden´t manage to catch their prey much due to the treason? by the allmoge troops that blocked the way for the Cavalry...

Yet one more realy nice game with the Dux Britanniarum rules, next time the Rebells will try to cross the river at Stäket to get a cleare way to the Swedish Capital Stockholm....

42 comments:

  1. "Oh my, will he ever learn?!" I hear you say. Well, apparently not!

    This was the third time I deployed my allmoge first, effectively blocking the way for my knights. Add to this a a well played "Treason" card by the Union, and I saw the odds, which were very much in my favor at the beginning, slowly even out.

    Despite this, there was a good chance of the Rebels catching up with the fleeing Union nobles but I rolled some really poor movement rolls and they could slip away, juuust our of reach.

    So, once again a very tense and entertaining game. I'm looking forward to the next game. And this time I will have learned my lesson! ;)

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    1. :) You probably have learned by now;)

      Indeed a good game that you almost pulled of to catch you a Union Leader.

      I´m looking forward to the next game, to see your allmoge troops the get over a river...

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  2. You do nothing by halves, do you? ;-)
    Excellent report, thanks for all your effort.

    Cheers, SG
    mountainsoflead.com

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    1. I hope not;)

      Thanks for a appreciated comment Tilman:)

      Best regards Michael

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  3. Superbe... I LOVE AS USUAL ;-)
    FRED

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    1. Thank you very much Fred !!!

      Best regards Michael

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  4. This is such a cool looking project. Maybe its soon to get me som knickets on me own...

    Thanks for taking the time to write this AAR

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    1. Your Wellcome Jonas !

      I realy hope to see you start up a Kalmar Union War project:)

      Best regards Michael

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    1. Appreciated Jason !

      Best regards Michael

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  6. Another GREAT report, with fantastic looking pictures!
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil, glad that you like my AAR´s:)

      Best regards Michael

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  7. Great report, beautiful looking fig's and wonderful photos Michael!!

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    1. Glad you like it Rodger !

      Best regards Michael

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    1. Appreciated matey !

      Best regards Michael

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  9. Hi Michael!
    Have you seen this book? http://www.acedia.se/ It's looks impressive. Maybe something for you.

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    1. Hi Björn

      I hadent seen the book, I just to get hold of it as soon as I get the cach...

      Best regards Michael

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    1. Appreciate Mitch !

      Best regards Michael

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  11. Great looking terrain, game and figs!

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  12. Once again fantastic table and report! Dux. B just so much fun!

    Christopher

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    1. Indeed a realy nice set of rules !

      Glad that you appreciate the game !

      Best regards Michael

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  13. Great looking scenery and lovely forces!

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  14. Great pictures again! Really love your AAR's

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    1. I´m realy glad that you do, Thanks !

      Best regards Michael

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  15. Your game tables are a source of inspiration for me. Very nice AAR, again!

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    1. Glad to be able to inspire, that is a realy good feedback ! Thank you Juan !

      Best regards Michael

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  16. Great table as usual. Also a very interesting scenario. I really enjoy the campaigns you are running.

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    1. Glad to hear Sean!

      The scenario are realy right from the Dux britanniarum rule book, but with som minor changes to the story so it would be more 15th century and fit in to our campaign setting.

      Best regards Michael

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  17. Wonderful! I read your AAR and now I'm dying to push some figures. THANKS for that!

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    1. Your very wellcome Monty !

      I realuy hope you will have the time to run a game soon, and even maybe a AAR ?

      Best regards Michael

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  18. This is such a fun campaign to watch. The terrain is just beautiful. The miniatures are top notch too.

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    1. Thank you Chris, glad that you following our medieval adventures:)

      Best regards Michael

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  19. Nice AAR, Lovely game table as usual

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  20. Excellent AAR. Again. You're really spoiling us.

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    1. I hope so:) Thanks !!!

      Best regards Michael

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  21. This is an excellent campaign and the terrain is superb but your battle reports make this a must read blog for me.. even as I take a mini break this is an often visited blog thank you Michael for all your hard work.

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    1. "a must read blog" :) Thanks for your very kind commet, glad that you like my work, very appreciated Andrew !

      Best regards Michael

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