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Saturday 18 June 2011

The Wolf at the door!

After the brilliant but tiring weekend at Durham Annual show, we decided to do a Viking vs Saxon game....

 As usual, Lawrence's terrain made a nice display!
 Ian (left), Daniel and Phil, with Lawrence in the foreground.
 Lawrence's Viking force holding the Norse right.
Phil held the Norse left 
 Ian held the Anglo-Saxon centre...
..with Daniel's men on the right. 
 Lawrence's men advanced on the Saxons.
 Phil's Norse left moved forward to hold a wood and a hillock.
 Ian's centre moved forward to meet them..
 My light force on the Saxon left supporting them.
 A couple of wild ponies, scared by the movement, made their escape!
 The Vikings took up a strong defensive line facing the Saxon advance.
 I detached my slingers to outflank the Viking position. 
The Viking right detached their slingers to meet them.
 The Saxon centre began to form their Shield -Wall.
 My slingers got a lucky hit!!
 The viking slingers shot back!! 
As the Saxon Fyrdsmen advanced on them, the Viking slingers looked concerned!.. 
 Then evaded back to their own lines.
Daniel's Saxons on the Saxon right goaded their opponents to attack.  
 Ian's centre moved to support me on the left.. 
 ..and I moved my men to join the left of the shield-wall.
 The heavily armed Vikings facing Ian and me stood waiting.
Phil's commander stood on a hill-discussing shrubberies??? 
 The Saxon shield wall advanced grimly.
 The Vikings charged in furiously.
 The Saxons lost heavily (Awful die rolling!!!!!)
 My Saxons on the left fared better, though not without loss. 
 Daniel's men could not support them safely or easily.
Ian's Lord fell to a Viking axe! 
With the Saxon centre wavering, the Saxon force withdrew!

Curse those heathen Vikings!


  1. Very nice photos and game.

  2. Very impressive...the stream / River...at first I thought it was real water!!
    PS....A-Patchee...that is one of the "worst" word plays I have seen in a long time...nice one :-D

  3. Great stuff - lots of good Dark Ages fun and some wonderful terrain!