Sunday, 21 June 2015

Battle is joined .....

continued from the Orsted arrives post


The allied army, commanded by Beornwulf the Bold,  approached the vikings, as they neared the opposition their archers opened fire and the skirmishers on each flank were engaged ....

 A sudden quiet moment occurred as both sides paused ....
Beornwulf ordered the sounding of the gunderhorn and the allied army charged forward crashing into the viking shield wall ....
The Knights of Krona charged forward to clear away the opposing viking skirmishers
 Meanwhile the vikings shield wall had not given way and the allies had lost quite a few men in the centre ...
 As the battle continued, Orsted formed up to make his attack on the allied flank - the allies moved to protect their left flank with the fanatics - the Shield Maidens of the Orb of Isencak and the Warrior Monks of St Olaf....
 The Knights of Krona chase the viking skirmishes on the other flank ....
 The allied centre has been weakened and small gap appears in their battle line ...
On the allied left flank their fanatics have fallen back, but hold as the vikings press forward ....
 On the other side of the battlefield the Knights of Krona reform and prepare to charge again ....
 The vikings are now through the gap in the allied centre ....
Boernwulf sends his armoured men from the Northlands in to plug the gap ...
 The Knights of Krona charge the vikings left flank guard ....
 Suddenly an opening appears in the viking battle line as the warriors from Skienmark cut and chop their way through
 Erik Forkbeard moves forward with his warriors through the gap along with spear men from the Northlands; they start to envelope the viking battle line on both sides of the gap ....
The viking left flank is still holding their ground ....
On the viking right flank Orsted's warband fell back and made a fighting withdrawal ....
 the viking battle line fragments under extreme pressure and they are surrounded and hacked down....
 Angstromsen seeing the battle was lost, turned and started at a fast pace back down the valley with his personal retinue and those men who had managed to get away .....
A victory for the Allied army led by Beornwulf, the main viking army had been destroyed - it was the end of Angstromsen's attempt to take control of Oppland.

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful - the back and forth struggle was wonderfully portrayed and narrated.
    Looking forward to seeing how Beornwulf capitalises on the Victory to press his advantage against the Northmen!

    Your massed figures are most inspiring - thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is truly an epic-looking battle. Like Paul O'G said, the massed figures really give a great effect. Most excellent!

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  3. Yep...epic is the word. A collection to be proud of.

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  4. have to agree most stunning and inspiring !

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  5. Epic, like a saga! Great report. It did feel like a battle of the period.

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  6. It did indeed look good, and played through as a clash of shieldwalls should, the outcome was in doubt up to the moment when the vikings broke through and changed immediately as they weakened their line to exploit the gap. All without sight or smell of a battleboard. A game that will be long remembered.

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  7. Superb Armies and Great Battle - always enjoy Your Photos - Excellent. KEV.

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