Saturday, 26 February 2011

On the Isle of Sceapige (1) - The Vikings land

Sven Erikson has taken both his boats downstream and intends to land on the Isle of Sceapige, to make a base of operations.

The men form the first Viking boat come ashore; the larger ship carrying most of the wounded men from the battle of Cyddingastun draws up on the beach a little higher up..
The Vikings move through the woods to the farmland beyond ...
They encounter no resistance at the first hamlet they pass through ...
Its a different story at the next hamlet, they have slpit into two groups one to deal with some men in the hamlet and the other to move onward to Medham (the nearest larger settlement) ...
Having cleared the second hamlet they move on to catch up with the other group ...
The men of Medham prepare to defend themselves ...
 The Vikings attack ...
The battle is hard fought and the Vikings are beaten off ..
The Vikings retire back to the hamlets they passed through to regroup; meanwhile Medham is abandoned - one group with the wounded leaves by boat  to go up the coast to the main settlement on the island.
The rest of saxons go along the coast ...
---oXo---
to be continued ...

3 comments:

  1. Great stuff! I love your terrain and figures :-)

    What rules are you using? We are using Donald Featherstone's Skirmish Wargaming, which work, but are lacking a little something.

    We had our first battle yesterday:
    http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-bright-day-in-dark-ages.html

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  2. Rules used are

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/allan.tidders/Wargames/sax-vik-rulesv4.pdf

    I've added a link on this blog

    -- Allan

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  3. Thanks Allan - we will be using "Age of Blood" for our game next weekend. There are some great bits in that free rules set you might want to check out!

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