Saturday, September 5, 2015

Håtunaleken, Lion Rampant, AAR #9



Last week I and some of my club mateys continued our Lion Rampant campaign, the Swedish Games of Throne, "Håtunaleken" Håtuna-Games. 


This time the Swedish King Birger at last had showed up with his Knights to lead his allies against his evil little brothers Valdemar and Erik that was very keen to get the Swedish Kingdom for them selfs.


The objective of the game was to controll the 2 bridges and the ford. In the beginning of your turn that one of your sides units was in the middle of any of the objective they would get a Glory point, when one side have got 15 glory in total the game would end. 

OOB´s 

The Rebell Brothers: 

House of Bjälbo (Duke Valdemar), Top left
1x6 Mounted Knights @ 6pts 
1x6 Foot Knights @ 6pts 
2x12 Foot Serjants with Mixed weapons @ 6pts each

House of Algotssönerna, Middle left
1x6 Foot Knights @ 6pts 
1x12 Foot Serjants with Mixed weapons @ 6pts 

House of Trolle, Bottom, Top, right
1x6 Mounted Knights @ 6pts 
1x12 Foot Serjants @ 4pts
1x6 Bidowers @ 2pts

The Kings men: 

House of Bjälbo (King Birger), Top, right 
1x6 Mounted Knights, Drilled @ 7pts 
1x6 Foot Knights @ 6pts 
1x12 Foot Serjants @ 4pts
1x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed weapons @ 5pts
1x6 Bidowers @ 2pts 

House of Ulvåsa, Bottom, right
4x12 Foot Yeomen with Mixed weapons @ 5pts each
2x6 Bidowers @ 2pts each


Retinue from the House of Ulvåsa


Swift movement by the Allmoge from the house of Ulvåsa... 1 Glory to King Birger !


Foot serjants from the House of trolle hesitated to advance against the cheering Allmoge...


King Birger and his retinue was very confident that this would be an easy victory...


The foot serjants from the House of Trolle needed to quickley clere the bridge from the Allmoge or the Kings side would collect even more Glory...


The rebells had made general advances all over their line, but on the Kings side only the retinue of the House of Ulvåsa had made any progress, the Kings Retinue stod still...could there be that he was saving his troops for later and letting the House of Ulvåsa do the dirty work alone...


Dirty work or not, the allmoge got real cleadned up when the House of Trolle puched them in to the stream... 

The allmoge thought hart but the better armour of the Foot serjants really made a big difference...


With the first group of allmoge on the run the defence was left to some skirmishers that needed to faceoff the Trolle Knights...


Knight Gudmar sees the risk of loosing the bridge and moves forward with more allmoge to support the skirmishers...


But it is to late as the Trolle Knights manage to cross the steam and charge the poor skirmishers that dosen´t manage to evade the attack...


One lonely skirmishers manage to escape in to the forest to set up his last defence...


Eager by their victory the Trolle knights charges the second skirmish group but are lured in to the forest for the fight...


The skirmishers manage to slay two of the Trolle Knights and buy the House of Ulvåsa some time to bring forward the reinforecements...


By the center bridge the House of Algotssönerna have managed to get a ugroup of Foot Knights on to the bridge, starting to chear about glory.... The Allmoge from borth House of Ulvåsa and the King start to shoot at them but to no vain...


Duke Valdemar have secured the Northern ford...

Knight Gudmar from the House of Ulvåsa start to question the Kings plan as his have just made very small moves with a few of his groups and most of them are just sitting the battle out... 

Will the king one again betray one of his loyal subjects ?


Foot troops for the House of Trolle secure the south bridge...


Desperate by his hard pressed situation Knight Gudmar from the House of Ulvåsa issue a chalange of single combat to Knight Birger from the House of Trolle, that accept the chalange...


Meanwhile the northern ford and the center bridge are even more secured bu the rebells... and the Kings retinue just look on...


Knight Gudmas made a heroic defens on foot with his grandfathers battleax but was rode down and defeated by Knight Birger from the House of Trolle...


Knight Gudmars defeate really chocked the retinue of House Ulvåsa that started to retreat...


Foot knight of the House of Algostsönerna have taken some small casulties due to the allmoge shooting but they still posess the bridge...


King Birgers allmoge did all of his retinues fighting...or should I say shooting as the Kings retine didn´t draw blood in close combat even one... The Kings, not so brave, Foot Knights was just hiding behind the Allmoge...


With all the crossings secured the rebell brother under command of Duke Valdemar won the day... The House of Ulvåsa are in despair, but the King Birger had all his shiny Knights and soldiers left to fight a nother day...

This was a very nice game, much of the action was between the House of Ulvåsa and the House of Trolle. The King probably didnt have a plan to stand back, at least he claim that... and his extreamly poor activation rolls to prove it I suppose...


35 comments:

  1. Great AAR Michael! Thanks for hosting the game! The setup was fantastic, and seeing all the lovely minis in the table was a real treat.

    I'm glad you guys had a great game! Me? I just sat in my corner, rolled some terrible activation rolls, and watched the game as there was not much else I could do ... :)

    Feckin' useless dice, feckin' useless player ... *grumblegrumble* ;)

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    1. Thanks Jonas !

      Was quite entertainging to here you *grumblegrumble*, gave a good narative that the King betrayed his own friends, quite historicly to i think;)

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  2. Very cool, I follow with great interest. Thanks for sharing!
    SG

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  3. Superb battle report, along with some great pictures of your wonderful terrain and painted figures Michael. 10/10.

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    1. Very appreciated Pat ! If I get 10 of 10 your terrain and minis myst get 15 of 10 at least :)

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  4. Superb AAR! Such evocative pics...and such lovely figs and scenery!

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    1. Thank you very much Gordon ! Wish I had the time to put together comicbook AAR´s like your, like them very much !

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    1. Thanks Fran ! Greate to see that you are back in the civilization :)

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  6. A real pleasure, great and splendid report!

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  7. I never tire of your reports Michael, they look superb!

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    1. Glad that you dont get tired of my reports, then I have to do more:) Thank you Michael for your encouragement!

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  8. Looks absolutely awesome Michael!

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  9. Nice to see this campaign resurface - so much colour! Lovely.

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    1. Thanks ! Thought it was time to set-up a game, vas very nice and more games will follow I hope, so Knight Gudmar can repay the King for his support...

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  10. Great game, with some hard-needed glory for the turn coats from the House of Trolle :0)

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    1. Indeed we hade a greate game on our flank;) Best of all was Knight Gudmars desperate chalange that Knight Birger so kindly accepted...

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    1. Thnaks Mark, Next time I hope your House can join in to, the King need new allies...

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  12. Fantastic post, everything looks awesome!

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  13. Another very nice AAR. I´m enjoying them a lot!

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  14. Wonderful eye candy! The heraldry is gorgeous mate.

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    1. Thank you very much Michael ! Indeed I and my friends have put some time in to the painting, very nice that it turned out so well.

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  15. Wonderful painting, battle scenes (especially the bridge) and reporting, but perhaps these battle topic is "it" the best

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  16. Great AAR! Beautiful terrain and minis as usual. I really like to see how your "story" for the campaign unfolds. /Mattias

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  17. Great stuff, splendid report and pics, inspirational as always.

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  18. Now that's a great looking game and the report was very entertaining!

    Christopher

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