I also decided to use my Peter Laing Medieval figures for a trial game. I've had them for quite a while and have been wanting to use them. Most of the rules sets needed more figures than I have painted. However, as this was to be a simple practice game, I figured they would do.
The scenario is simple. A local Baron has decided that he needs not answer to any man, even his King. The King gathers an army to show that there can be but one ruler.
|The Kings standard.|
|The Barons standard.|
|The Kings Knights quickly close with the Barons knights, leaving the footmen behind.|
|At this point of the battle the Barons army had thrown back the Kings knights, who also lost one of their number to the peasant archers.|
|What's worse, the Barons knights wipe out one of the kings knights unit.|
|Even after such losses, the Kings forces push back the Barons knights.|
|It looks as though the King will carry the day.|
|At the top of the page several peasant units are fighting their own battle, with the Barons forces getting the better of the engagement. One of the Barons units of knights is down to one man; the Baron joins this unit and leads it forward.|
|The peasant archers manage to bring down one of the knights.|
|Spurred on by the Baron, the Kings knights lose another man.|
|In the next move, the last of the Kings knight is eliminated and the Barons forces break through on all fronts.|
|Even the peasants on the Barons left have carried the day.|