I also got a large collection of BATTLELORE supplement sets. These are the first series figures that are cartoonish. I personally like the figures and, with each se,t besides new figures you get additional scenarios for games. I have in the past used a couple of the scenarios to use Peter Laing figures; I fought Agincourt several times ,of which I wrote postings of.
This week I also started watching BBCs series THE LAST KINGDOM. I had missed the first 6 episodes but luckily with my cable TV I could watch the entire 6 episodes this week. It made me want to do a war-game. I touched up some of the painted Viking and based them. I was using my simplified BATTLELORE rules for the battle.
|The Vikings are at the top of the page, the Saxons on the bottom.|
|Both sides advance.|
|The Viking's original plan was to close then form a shield wall. One band though charged forward to draw first blood.|
|The Saxons had more discipline and formed shield walls. In BATTLELORE if you have two units forward and a unit behind, they are "supported" and can ignore the first"retreat" roll.|
|On the hill on the left, the Berserkers are causing havoc. The Berserkers I treated as "heavy cavalry" . That gives them 4 dice to roll and can followup and combat a second time if they force a retreat.|
|In the middle of the picture can be seen two dice. This is where, between a medium infantry unit and light unit of Saxons wiped out a heavy unit of Viking. The two dice shows the light infantry roll that wiped out the unit.|
|A close up of the above shot.|
|The Viking start inflecting heavy losses on the Saxons.|
|The two crossbow units on the Saxon left manage to eliminate the Berserkers. The Saxon Bodyguards, with help from another unit, cuts down the the Viking Chieftain and his bodyguard. Another Saxon unit drives off a unit of Viking archers.|
|Close up of the Berserkers defeat.|
|Close up of the Viking chieftains death.|