Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dark Age siege.

Last week we had a little siege game with some of the Dark Age troops.  An attacking force of approximately double the number of defenders was to attack a town surrounded by a wooden palisade.

 Just a small scale action to try out the rules before we get more adventurous.
 The poor Vikings dragged these massive ladders toward the town under a hail of arrows.

 Eventually the ladders were up against the walls and the leading Vikings started to climb.
 Some bright spark decided that a battering ram was required. But did anybody bring one? No!What did he find as a substitute? A pencil!!!    ( the red thing in the photos)
 As it turned out the pencil was less than useless!! Only requiring a couple of rolls of "4" or more on a D6 to break down the gate you would think it wouldn't take long. Wrong! For most of the night the attackers were getting nowhere.
 The fighting on the ladders was very fierce with the attackers making very little headway.
Attackers lining up at the ladders.

 Eventually after many attempts the attackers finally broke through the gates and began to pour into the town.
 At about the same stage, the fighting on the ladders also started to go the way of the attackers.
 Numbers were now beginning to tell. With the defenders outnumbered, the attackers through the gate and over the wall the towns fate was sealed.


An excellent evening with the boys.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, great looking game! Really digging the palisade.

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  2. Great looking game mate.... stunning terrain and minis :)

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  3. Very cool - love the scaling ladders. Great to try out new rules too.

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  4. Love the game and the pencil ram.

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  5. Mini's climbing ladders Now THAT is cool.

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  6. Nice skirmish game mate, those poor defenders!

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  7. Excellent, although perhaps you should have sharpened your battering ram for a better effect! ;)

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    1. we tried the pointy end...it made no difference :-(

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  8. Great looking game and seemed a lot of fun

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  9. Great gaming. And my 1st time seeing ladders in action in a battle...Super!!

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  10. Looks like fun, what rules were you using SAGA? LOTR?

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    1. Hi Scott

      We were using Geoff's modified LOTR rules.

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  11. Awesome looking game mate. Very cool.

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  12. Looks like it was a great game Roger.

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  13. Splendid! Love these beautiful pictures!

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  14. A good idea for a game :)
    Would not have liked to be in that village when those Vikings got through...

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  15. Excellent pictures and game review! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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