Then they advance, the Saxon shield wall seems unperturbed
Thegn Rodor orders his reserve of amoured men to fill the gaps and push the vikings back; Rodor has to fight off a mad viking axeman - he is wounded in the arm as the axe splits his shield but with one blow of his mighty sword arm he cuts of the viking's head.
The Viking retire back to their boats, the Saxons hold their ground, a few men move forward - some archers
With the light fading; Thegn Rodor and the Saxons are satisified with watching the Vikings leave and busy themselves dispatching the enemy wounded.
Sven Erikson moves his boats back down the river out into the estuary, he has decided to head for a small island off the coast to make a base of operations there and allow time for his men to recover.
1. A great little solo game - had loads of fun playing
2. The rules I used were designed for smaller numbers of figures and one-on-one fighting, so lots of dice throwing.
3. I had Vikings fall back after losing 50%+ of their strength, close run thing though - the last round of melee went badly for the them and they fell below the limit.
4. start and finish numbers : Saxons 98 down to 61 (37 casualties); Vikings 77 down to 35 (42 casualties).