Saturday, 22 October 2011

Isle of Sceapige (7) - The Fight for Drengham

The defenders of Drengham keep an eye out the for the vikings ...
The vikings start their approach ...
The scaling ladders are getting into place, one viking hacks at the gate with his axe while the battering ram is brought up ...
The battering ram starts pounding the gate, while attackers try to get over the pallisade using the ladders ...
Some vikings are over the wall, Leofric the archer fights hard, holding off a viking axeman ...
As the fight to cross the pallisade goes on, the battering ram continues hammering at the gate ...
More vikings are across the pallisade but the saxons are just holding them back ...
The gate gives way and the vikings pour in. Leofric the archer finally deals with his axeman opponent ..
With the vikings through the gate the resolve of the saxons falters, they fall back ....
The saxons make a desperate stand, but they cannot beat back the ferocious vikings ...
The saxons are pushed back towards the harbour, where the civilians are getting onto the ships ...
One of the ships is away while the saxons fight to hold the vikings so as many can get into the last ship as possible ....
The second ship gets away, not before the vikings cut many brave saxons down. Leofric the archer fires some parting shots from the stern of the ship at the vikings on the jetty ..

8 comments:

  1. looks and sounds like a great game. Nice photos, good looking troops and ships.

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  2. Great story, I am really enjoying following this. Your village and stockade are looking terrific.

    As inspirational as ever - keep up the good work!

    Mark

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  3. Excellent looking battle you fought there. I was a bit worried for the Vikings there at the begining as taking walled villages aren't their strong suit, but they proved me wrong :). Your table and everything looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great battle report. Your scenery is very nice and I like all the detail. Tough loss for the Saxons. I'll be checking back to see where they land.

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  5. Excellent photos of a great looking table.

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  6. Splendid battle report accompanied by splendid photos -well done!

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  7. Huzzah and Hoorah - love it (as usual). The palisades and gate are a great additions to your Saxon village. Well they would be if they weren't being burnt to the ground by excited Northmen anyway!

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  8. Another great report thanks
    cheers-Mike

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