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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Wars of the Roses skirmish- at Durham!

Hi there!

The nice folks at Durham invited us to do a demonstration of my 'Sword and Dagger' medieval skirmish rules at their annual show on 11th June 2011.

We opted for a Wars of the Roses game again....

The Percies faced the Nevilles over a river. The game objective was for the Percies to storm the bridge and fords near a tavern....

The Percies initially advanced toward the river.
  ..The Nevilles were waiting on the far bank.
Around the Tavern, the Percies advanced in cover. 
On the left however, they were being shot down by the Neville archers! 
 Meanwhile, on the Percy right, the archers moved into shooting position..
 Opposite the Percy left the Nevilles were taking casualties..
 ..Though not as many as the Percies!
..who eventually fled into the wood.
 On the Percy right, the archers were trading shots..
 ..and getting much the better of the exchange! 
 In the centre, the Percies Gascon crossbowmen were losing..
..and fought bravely on almost to the last man!
 ..as were the Nevilles facing the Percy right!
 The Percy right were also losing men, slowly but steadily.
 ..especially when the unopposed Neville right began to move to engage!
This massed shooting eventually forced the Percies to withdraw.
The Nevilles had won! - after a long streak of defeats this victory was all the sweeter...

The Percies withdrew reluctantly, vowing revenge!

(The rules used are freely downloadable at Sword and Dagger rules)

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