Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Battle of Lindanär 1219 a Lion Rampant AAR

Last week Jonas from the Kampfgruppe Engel blog visit me here in Stockholm and we run some Lion Rampant games inspired by the Battle of Lindanär 1219, when the Danes got their flag Dannebrogen when it fall from the sky...

Unfortunatly in our version it landed in a Sacred oak tree that was guarded by some mean and angry baltic pagans...in short all was set for a Crusade:)

I run the Baltic Pagan as the list included in the Lion Rampant rules, as it was this Baltic Pagan Hoast that was the rolemodel the list after all ;)

Jonas Danish Crusaders Hoast was composed of 2 groups od Knights one with the leader, 1 group of Mounted Serjants, 1 group of foot serjants and 1 group of crossbowmen. 

Pagan Leader with his bodyguard (Foot men-at-Arms) and some Bidowers was deployed by the danish objective...

The Danes made good use of their Mounted Serjants that made a swift advance against the Dannebrogen in the tree...

Just in seconds they was in close premesis with the Baltic skirmishers...

The Baltic skirmishers didn´t put up much of a fight... Inspired by their mounte serjants the rest of the Danish hoast started to advance...

At last the remaining Pagans notised that their Jarl was in troubble...

Encouraged by their easy victory against the Pagan skirmishers the Mounted Serjants decided to charge the Pagan Leader...

The slowly advancing pagan warbands see their Jarl put up quite some recistance...


Glory to the Thor and Odin !!!

The Mounte Serjants got their nose bloody and had to retreat battered...

The Mercenary Horse Archers in the Pagan hoast managed to lure one of the groups of Danish Knights away, but was caught and had to fight it out in close combat...

Now the Danish Leader decided...or was forced in to a fight with the Pagan leader...

Once again the old gods prowen their strenght !!!

The Danish Leader with his knights had to retreat...

As the Knights retreated the group of Danish Crossbowmen had advanced within range...

AAAAHHHHH !!!

The Pagan Jarl lost his bannerman due to the Crossbow bolts and was all alone to protect the sacred oak against the invaders as a true hero...

The sneaky Danish Leader didn´t hesitate to exploit the Pagan leaders situation and ordered all his knights to charge him again...

The Pagan Jarl fought with bravery and died with his sword and axe in his hand so he will surely feast with Odin and Thor tonight...

After the loss of their leader the Pagan hoast lost its heart and retreated back to the protection of the deep baltic forest to be able to fight anotherday...

Indeed a good game:)  It was so nice that we run one more time, reversing the roles of attacvker and defender, so this time the Danes tried to bring down the flag from the tree as they was under attack from the pagans...I...the Pagan lost that battle to and the Danes could bring home their Dannebrogen...



13 comments:

  1. I love those ships - great work doing wonders with the terrain in your usual high quality style. Seems like you guys had a great couple of games here - and a "Danish" result will always please yours truly :0)

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  2. A great report Michael and the Lion Rampant rules look like they are good fun to play. The terrain, figures and boats look superb.

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  3. This does look like such a great game, great report as usual Michael.

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  4. Each picture is gorgeous, really impressive!

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  5. Thanks for the game Michael and the introduction to Lion Rampant.
    And always nice to read an AAR and see some nice pictures of it.

    We should do this again in January then. :)

    Deus Vult.

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  6. Great display as always, from figures and terrain to those very cool looking ships!

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  7. Wonderful AAR Michael! And again I've learned something new about northern history. The story behind the Dannebrogen was completely unknown to me till today. Great idea to model a scenario after it.

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  8. Excellent AAR as always and i love the scenario set around the Danish flag. Inspired.

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  9. Lovely report and some beautiful figures and terrain on display too

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  10. Great report Michael! Lovely setup and lots of nicely painted miniatures.

    This really makes me miss our games of the Baltic Crusades ... :)

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  11. Fantastic report and photos Michael! We are having our first game of LR in 2 weeks time. I'm looking forward to it!

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  12. Very enjoyable report. I've just got these rules and will need to give them a try

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