Sunday, 22 February 2015

Raiding along the British shore

A Dark Age game fought between a Viking raiding party and the local Saxons.

Hard to tell from the photos, but mist covered the land and this reduced the vision of the Vikings. This resulted in terrain being placed as the Vikings moved forward.
 The Vikings left their longboats and headed inland. They had been lead to believe that there was a village not too far away. 
 A couple of villagers were spotted but ran off as the Vikings approached. The Vikings followed and.....
 ....then the village came into view and the Vikings began to rush forward to loot whatever they could.
 As the Vikings reached the edge of the village the local Saxons appeared, keen to defend their livestock and homes.
 No fried chicken for these Vikings tonight as the Saxons began to escape with whatever they could.
 Saxon cavalry appeared and charged into the Vikings that were about to grab some pigs.
 The Vikings did manage to get some cattle and sheep and these were herded back to the waiting ships.

The old guy with the sheep managed to fend off several attacks from well equipped Vikings until he was finally killed.

 The Saxons managed to get a lot of their stock away to safety but the Vikings searched the buildings and got away with a bit of gold and silver.
A costly battle for the Warlords involved, all but one were killed. The Viking warlord above was attacked by two Saxons. To kill the warlord the unarmoured Saxon need to roll "6" and the armoured a "5" or "6". Slim odds but it was achieved!

Great game with the lads.

Thanks to Brad for organising the game.

We used our modified LotR rules.

27 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff Rodger! What a great collection of figs and terrain! Games like that are a lot of fun and I miss our Dark Ages campaign of a few years ago. Im sure the raiders will be back for more under in the future !

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  2. Great looking game and a nice AAR.

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  3. Nice looking game and a great AAR :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this epic adventure Rodger, great looking terrain (beautiful village and boat...) and fantastic report!

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  5. Nicely planned scenario ( especially the 'appearing' scenery due to fog!). And a nice eye witness report of the events, with on the spot photos.

    Great job to all.

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  6. Great looking game. This idea with the fog of war setup is brilliant! I need to try it too.

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  7. Wonderful looking game there Rodger and a great mechanic with the fog and placing the terrain as they go.

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  8. Nice looking game indeed

    I especially like the viking ship .

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  9. Great looking game! Where did you get that longboat? Looks great!

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    1. Thanks. The longboat is scratchbuilt.
      Here is the link to it.
      http://rebelbarracks.blogspot.co.nz/2011/06/viking-longship.html

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  10. A great looking game and scenario, Rodger. This would be a definite contender at our local con, Enfilade!, in May - the them for the con this year being, "Raids."

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  11. Outstanding game and report, highly enjoyable read! I love the terrain, all the details really brought things to life. Is the longship from Revell?

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    1. Cheers Paul. No not Revell but a Rodger special!! See above.

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  12. Excellent report Rodger. Looks like an enjoyable game

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  13. Amazing drakkar :)
    Where did you get the gaming mat?

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    1. The gaming mats are from Citadel.

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  14. Great stuff, love seeing that ship at play!

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  15. Looks like a fun game. I like the horse mounted Saxon conversions. Very nice! cheers

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  16. Great looking table! Sound like you had a blast.

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  17. A simple looking outing, with all the bells and whistles of a big budget game.

    Beautiful!

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  18. Great looking game - love the longboat and livestock :)

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  19. Hi.
    Really great arrangements.
    :) Nordic colors very far to the south

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  20. A great looking game and I'm relieved the chickens were saved!

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