Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Vikinga slag

Vikinga slag

This evening we had a Viking battle using my miniature collection and using the Hail Caesar rules with four players, two on each side.

Heathen norsemen against christian norsemen.

It felt like it was some time now since I played a Hail Caesar games and some rules was a bit hazy but all in all a very fun game.

(Edit: Having now reread most of the rules I noticed we did some things wrong but no matter, a good game it was)

 The Ulvhedins are closing in on the peasants hiding amongst the rocks.

 And charge in.

 The monks are teaching som thrals the way of the new God...

 The big clash of hirdmen

Having been chased away one time the peasants tries to pay back by charging the Ulvhedins in the flank.

 Again they got soundly beaten and this time it was to mutch for them.

 The big clash of norsemen after some reorginising, sending farward a unit of Bondi troops.

 The Tralls are broken by the Christian monks.

 A small size pagan Hirdmen unit brakes and shatters a Bondi unit.

 Again, the Ulvhedins are fighting. This time against a Gestir unit.

This was one extremly bloody fight, both hirdmen unit got shattered and both Viking chieftain died. The only survivor was Harald Bukhäng.
(Only the loosing side would have their unit shattered but you live and learn... well maybe not for these guys who died horribly doe...)

Having survived the previus carnage Harald Bukhäng takes command of the här and joins the Ulvhedins. 

 Having spent most of the game standing still their chieftains finaly managed to sent his riders farward ataking a unit of archers trying to take shelter at the age of a small forest.

After the initial clash the archers are sent packing, but are later chased down. With the archer unit destroyed it ment that the Christians army had taken to heavy losses and was beaten.

Only fitting the final Christian unit was destroyed by a unit bearing a banner of Odin...

More pictures of the battle can be found at my friend Peters blog:

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