Friday, November 21, 2014

AAR: Raid at Penningby 1466 #2

I set up a game of Lion Rampant at the club for my friends Pål, Mattias and Jocke, the last two running the exellent Northern wargaming blog.

We run the "Sausages with Mustard" scenario from the book as that work fine for the historical Raid on Penningby 1466, that was a Raid by the Union friendly Swedish Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson from the House of Oxenstierna and his troops.

The Raid was as a first strik against Nils Bosson Sture from the House of Natt och Dag that was a allied to the deposed Swedish King Karl Knutsson from the House of Bonde, this was also the start of a 2 year civil war and rebellion against the Archbishop of Sweden.


OOB - Union
Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson from the House of Oxenstierna
1x6 Foot Men-at-Arms (Leader)
1x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed Weapons i.e. Allmoge
1x6 Bidowers, Mercenary German Handgunners

Knight Erik Karlsson from the House of Vasa
1x6 Foot Men-at-Arms (Leader)
1x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed Weapons i.e. Allmoge
1x6 Bidowers, Mercenary German Handgunners

OOB - Rebells
Knight Nils Bosson Sture from the House of Natt
1x6 Foot Men-at-Arms (Leader)
1x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed Weapons i.e. Allmoge
1x6 Bidowers, Mercenary German Handgunners

Knight Sten Gustavsson from the House of Sture
1x6 Foot Men-at-Arms (Leader)
1x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed Weapons i.e. Allmoge
1x6 Bidowers, Mercenary German Handgunners

Sten Sture´s Allmoge group was deployed in the center of the farm that the Archbishops men would try to set on fire to be victorious..

The Rest of the rebell Hoasts had to advance forward the Farm to be able to help out to stop the Pyromaniac Archbishop...

The Archbishop and his troops advanced forward the farm...the Vasa allmoge shoose the well-known field rout...

The Archbishop sent his German mercenary Handgunners and his Allmoge to advanve by the stream, bat their advande was hold up bu a heard of rebellious cows...

Both the Archbishop and Erik karlsson Vasa was keen to start to burn Nils Bosson Stures farm...

More German handgunners protected the unionists right flank...

Sten Sture arrive to the famrm shouting to the allmoge that have a long housemeeting in the couryard...

...The Archbishops men continue to try to set the buildings a fire as his allmoge cover them with shooting against the advancing Sten Sture and his men at arms... taking no consideration at all to the mother and child in the way...

Ohhh Nooo !!! screams the old lady as the Archbishop manages to set the house on fire...

The first building on fire... advancing soldiers all over the place...

The German Mercenary Handgunners have decided to try to set one of the Barns on fire...

...but they are interrupted by some of Sten Stures archers...

Flaming pigs? ....the pigs start to run for their lives as more and more soldiers start to run around the farm...

Chaos al around as the Archbishops men manages to set one more building to fire... The Allmoge of Sten Sture have got enought and start to retreat as Sten Sture himself with his brave men tries to advance forward the Archbishop...

Erik Eriksson Vasa choose to bring his men to fight it our with Sten Sture

Nils Boson Sture have at last gor his Men-at-arms to the Farm..

Fights all over the place... Sten Sture and his Men-at-Arms are puched back by Erik Eriksson Vasa and are them shoot to pieces by the Allmoge in the fields...

Now Nils Bosson Sture tries to rally his Allmoge a last time but to no vain...

Both the Archbishop and Erik Nilsson Vasa advance forward Nils Bosson Sture and his remaining Men-at-Arms...

The Archbishops Allmoge soldiers start to plunder the remaining buildings...

Nils Bosson Sture decide it is a lost cause to try to stop the evil Archbishop and starts to retreat to save his remaining men to fight anotherday...

Indeed a very nice and quick game even with 4 players. The rules worked fine and all participants seemed to have a really good time.

We used one activation card for each of the 4 hoasts and draw a randome card to determin which hoast should be allowed to try to activate, worked really good.

25 comments:

  1. That is one gorgeous table! Fantastic looking game too

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  2. What a great report and an amazing looking table!

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  3. Great looking table as usual and it looks like a really fun game indeed!

    But must you torment me with posts like these when you know I can't join in on the fun? ;)

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  4. Rhaaaa, your tables are so awesome !

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  5. Excellent. High marks for terrain and miniatures, especially for civilians and livestock.
    I notice all four retinues were identical – is that recommended or would a more varied OOB, at least per each side, work as well or maybe better?

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    1. Thanks !

      I choose to use identical hoasts for all four player as they was quite new to the rules. I would say that the game would benefit by more varied OOB:)

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  6. Great report and fantastic looking game Michael!

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  7. Wonderful looking game! Love your terrain, and lovely figures too, of course.

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  8. An awesome looking table and a good AAR!

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  9. Wow, great looking game that sounds like it was lots of fun:). Keep these reports coming as they're very inspiring.

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  10. Glad you all like the AAR, minis and terrain:),
    it was indeed a nice game and as it seems several wargamers like Lion rampant wery much for its easy going approach to gamng.

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  11. Great looking game, and fitting terrain.

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  12. Love this AAR, splendid table as always!

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  13. That is an amazing table and AAR, Michael. A lot of work but boy, it sure looks great!

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  14. Great report, How do you treat the hang gunners differently then normal Bidowers?

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    1. Thanks !

      The Handgunnes was used as ordinary bidowers as they have the same battlefield function. I jnow Dan had some special rules for them in the playtest but we decided to lit them out of the finished rules, you can find the Handgonnes rules on boradgamegeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1223592/optional-rule-handgonnes

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    2. Thank you.
      And its probably for the best that they didn't keep them in the rules. Considering the game is more 'representative".
      Even with the shock of the first time hearing a gun shot, you will get used to it soon. Especially if they miss! :D

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  15. Fantastic AAR. I need to try this ruleset!

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  16. Just an excellent looking game Michael!

    Christopher

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  17. Really nice table! The livestock and civilians definitely bring extra flavour to a setting that already captures the feeling of historical Swedish combat.

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  18. Thank you very much for inviting Jocke and myself to the event and for running the game. It was a great game and also nice to get the oppurtunity to spend some time with you guys in person.
    /Mattias

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