Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Medieval Donnybrook AAR #2


Second game of Medieval Donnybrook, this time I and Jonas tested to use the Donnybrook rules for my Kalmar Union War setting, we used the same OOB as in the first game but I had to alter the terrain a bit to get my newly built church in:)

I also switched side so I comanded the Unionists this time, hoping it all to end in a better way...

Main road between Västerås and Uppsala...

The Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson, House of Oxenstierna lead his Knechts forward Västerås to subdue the rebelion...
The rebellious Nils Bosson Sture, House of Natt och Dag, marches with his Darlecarlian allmoge troops forward Uppsala to once for all settles the score with the belligirent Archbishop...

Not expecting any trouble...

The rebels have the peoples support...

Swift movement by the Mounted Knechts as well as the pikearmed ones all in open order... A small group of handgunner protect their left flank...

Open order movement makes the troops to get to the action faster;)

...sometimes to fast...

The foot knechts slowley advance...even in open order...

I like the idea with open/closed order and the effect on the movement, open order gives a unit 50% longer move, could be really usefull to get in to the right possition fast and them reform in to close order to get the combat and morale benefits, but be sure not to get caight in open order by a unit in close order...

...much due to the Archbishops focus of geting himself and the mounted crossbowmen in to troubble...or could it be that the Rebells Lawspeaker Hans Djäkn have convinsed the mercenarys not to fight it out this day...

...also the rebels have got more allmoge troops as well as a small gun that some what intimidate the Archbishop that halt the advance of the mounted knecht in the open...

Nils Bosson Sture order his allmoge to form a close order battleline on the far side of a small hill...

The Archbishop respond by forming a close order battleline with his mounted knechts...and awaits the arrival of the pikemen...

Battlelines on both sides forming up...

Muuuuu !!! all COWards are puched away so the knechts can advance...

Rebel artillery seal of the approach rout on the rebels left flank...

As the allmoge advance up on the small hill the mounted knechs cant wait any longer and makes a charge...

The allmoge holds for the charge all due to the banner of St. Olof, they also manage to retaliate...

The unionists get even more reinforcements as a smal group of Frälse (Knights) arrives on their left flank...

The Archbishop and his knecht fight on but the allmoge are to many...

...the last mounted knechts are defeated and the Archbishop are struck unconscious and taken prisoner...

...things are geting even worse for the Unionist as a new group of allmoge, with the traditional darlecarlian "spelmän" in the lead, arrives on their right flank...

...one of the clerics bost the morale for the bu shooting depleted unit of pikemen...

In the center the second unit of unionist pikemen attacks Nils Boson Sture and the remaining allmoge on the hill...

We allow pikes to fight in 3 ranks if in Close Order

Stand of...the allmoge continues to shoot at the pikemen that dosent seems to be able to gather the courage or initiative to attack...

Also the unionist Frälse have got in to the fray...as Nils Boson Sture as a true swedish hero all alone fight of the unionist pikemen...

To be a Hero in good armor gives you the oportunety to be a real hero:)

The shooting was to much, or the rebels Lawspeaker Hans Djäkn´s words was to good, for the second pikmen unit that brakes and leave the field...

...this was to much for the unionist that decided to call it a day and retreat to Uppsala starting the negotation to get the Archbishop released...

One more very nice game of Medieval Donnybrook, I really like the fact that you can use character to influense the game, like the rebels Lawspeaker Hans Djäkn that last time diden´t get much done but this time managed to get one unit of the unionists pikemen not to do their best (downgraded from D8 to D6...)

I feel that the rules realy would improve by having a designated umpire as there are things that are not 100% clere in the rules and you need to decide from time to time what would be the most likely event to happen. A umpire would also give more oportunety for "roleplay" during the games.

More Medieval Donnubrook to come, also from Saxon Dog, please make his blog a visit to if you by some strange way have missesd it...

Thanks for reading and looking at my pictures I hope you had a good time. Welcome back and have a really nice day !!!

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great AAR and a great game Michael!

    That Nils Boson Sture – what a guy!

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    1. Appreciated matey !

      Seems like Nils Boson Sture always manages to mahe all heroic deeds when you comand him...

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  2. Another AAR with pictures literally exploding with colours and actions.
    Really nice.

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  3. Just amazing! Great report, but wonderful to see your church model on the table.

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    1. Glad that you liked it Michael !

      It was good to see the church on the gaming table at last.

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  4. Lovely report! Very cool looks new terrain.
    Prompt please, horse figurines crossbow which company?
    Regards, Oleg.

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    1. Thanks Oleg !

      The mounted crossbomen are Kingmaker and Crusader minis and the leader mini are a old GW Dogs of war mercenary mini that got a crossbow instead of he´s lance:)

      I also have some of the Perry mounted crossbowmen, but I havent had time to paint them yet.

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  5. Thank you. I see something familiar, but I do not understand that. Very well received.

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  6. Great report , terrain and figures. The church looks even better now it is on the gaming table!

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  7. That looks great.The church really turned out well.

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  8. Very nice AAR, again, and fantastic terrain!!!
    I´m thinking seriously about to buy this ruleset now that the P&P cost is not so high, and your entries in your blog are affecting a lot my decision!!!

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    1. Glad that you like my AAR´s Juan. I think Donnubrook are a realy nice set of rules, full of eye candy. It´s not a strict tournament kind of rules and you probably would like to have a umpire that sort out rules question. As I know you painting some Claymore miniatures and Saxon Dog are working on a suplement for that era for these rules they might be the right set for you:)

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  9. Very entertaining AAR and nice to see your fabulous church in action.

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  10. Excellent AAR, love the terrain, the figures, and, of course the church!

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  11. Must commend your tweak of the Donnybrook rules to fit multi based units. Very enjoyable and easy played. The church as well, what a gorgeous terrain piece!

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  12. Its always a delight to come and read your reports a complete feast for eyes and mind Thanks for sharing this Michael.
    regards
    Loki

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  13. Sounds like a fun game..
    and the terrain and minis are great as always ;)

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  14. That's one great looking table and I enjoyed the AAR! Great to see your new church in play.

    Christopher

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  15. Great looking table, i love it ! The report is a pleasure to read.

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  16. Great report. Really nice to see the church there. Excellent looking table Michael!

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  17. excellent report and i have to say the church has turned out splendidly . Now if only I can fid some 10mm scale coffee stirrers :)

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  18. Big thank you to all that commented, very appreciated! Glad that you like my AAR´s ans also give the feedback, makes one keep going:)

    Best regards Michael

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