02/11/2015 at 15:24 #33682
A Viking game we played last Saturday at a local club near Lorient (Brittany). There were 6 players (3 Vikings and 3 defenders). Ruleset : « Argad ! » The Vikings had to pillage the village (to search the houses and pens for barrels and farm animals); the defenders had to carry away their barrels and animals, and kill as many Vikings as possible.
Somewhere near the coast (probably in Brittany)…
A child has just seen three Viking ships landing on the beach: people run out of the vilage, taking their cattle with them!
The invaders walk in three groups…
…a few defenders come hastily from a nearby watchtower and try to delay them:
A courageous Viking javelinman runs towards the local bowmen…
…who quickly recoil to protect themselves behind a small group of spearmen; this allows the right flank of the Viking troops to form a shield-wall and continue to advance.
The Viking central troop is searching the village:
On the other side of the valley, the third Viking troop advances in small woods. The (real) sunlight shines on the battlefield…
https://www.anargader.net/02/11/2015 at 15:25 #33683
Some cavalry, alerted by a fire light by the watchtower guards, enter table!
The Viking right flank leader, fearing to be outflanked by cavalry, decides to break the shield wall and to run back, pursued by a handful of local warriors on foot…
…who don’t insist when the Vikings reform between the village and the coast.
The Vikings see a few sheep and barrels in the nearest pen; they say they cannot leave them there; their right flank advances again (view from the Viking side):
The Vikings collect the last barrels and sheep they can reach.
On the other side of the village the situation is very different: fighting in small woods, the Viking left flank had slowly suffered many casualties from peasants and slingers.
“A horse, my drakkar for a horse!” Wounded, the Viking left flank commander seizes a wandering horse (who was amongst the farm animals) and mounts it… but he is killed just before he can ride away.
https://www.anargader.net/12/11/2015 at 01:57 #34284paintpigParticipant
Lovely Patrice. Layout of the table is superb as are your little men, pity the Viking leader found his horse to late. Was he horse de combat?
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Slowly Over A Low Flame12/11/2015 at 09:45 #34296EartherParticipant
Great stuff Patrice! And a lovely looking table!12/11/2015 at 18:41 #34362
pity the Viking leader found his horse to late. Was he horse de combat?
The horse had been displayed amongst the farm animals (for some reason? I don’t think they used horses for ploughing in these times) so it would have been mounted as “mounted infantry” (always the case for a Viking anyway, whatever his horse, as in most rules). But good enough to ride away and save his life, if he had the time.
Great stuff Patrice! And a lovely looking table!
Our tables are improving slowly, since the days when my friends did actually forbid me to bring green cloth ever again.
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