Saturday, 6 June 2020

Action In Plymfleot ....

The Saxon ship under the command of Alfric of Wismer entered the mouth of the estuary, in the distance moving out of a side channel they could see a viking ship ....
 Ragnussen ordered the sail raised as they made the wider waters of the estuary, with a good sailing wind he could get out to sea quickly .....
 The Saxon ship headed towards the Viking longship
 Having spotted the saxon ship, the he viking ship edged toward the nearby shoreline., trying to manouver round them..
The Saxons moved in and tried to close and grapple .... archers on both ships let loose their bows .. a couple of men fell....
 The Saxon ship managed to grapple and hold the viking ship, pulling them close....
 Both side fought hard to prevent the other from boarding ...
 As they fought the ships edged closer to the shore ....
 The Vikings got the upper hand and some crossed over onto the fore deck of the Saxon ship ...
 More vikings boarded and they were soon pushing the Saxon's back ....
 The Saxons fought hard, they held the vikings at bay; at the critical moment their commander Alfric Wismar fell wounded and stumbled out of the fray collapsing on the aft deck ....
 The vikings pushed the saxons further back....
 they had soon cleared the fore deck of the Saxon ship of opposition ...
 As they pushed the saxons back a bit further, some of the vikings jumped back aboard their ship...
 The rest of the vikings followed, loosing a couple of men into the water; the grapple lines were cut ....
 The Saxons tried once more to grapple......
 But with no success, the viking ship was moving away ....
 Soon the viking ship was on its way down the estuary, the Saxon ship was facing the wrong way it could not turn quick enough ....
The viking ship headed out to sea, Ragnussen and his men were away .....

3 comments:

  1. Perhaps some Eastern opponents ( like in the Vikings or Longships films, can’t remember which) could be the next step for this fantastic project...
    Ships are terrific.

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  2. I thought the Vikings might be going home with 2 ships and some slaves instead of 1. Looks like the Saxon ship is scratch built, if so you've done a great job on it.

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  3. Very nice, but the Vikings will be able to reinforce and return...

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