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The Battle of St Walburgha’s Day 
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Post Re: The Battle of St Walburgha’s Day
I might have mis-remembered :oops:

Please don't mention this to Jenny :D


Tue May 13, 2014 6:50 pm
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Post Re: The Battle of St Walburgha’s Day
Ignoring the sagas above, this was a fantastic battle.

On the Saxon right flank, Phil led his Saxon horde to a glorious defeat and ceded command of the kingdoms to me (Rob) by fleeing the field.

However, my king fell heroically in battle as the Vikings commanded by Steve, having crushed Phil, then dealt with my battered forces. These had been in a bitter struggle with Jens valiant Viking warriors, who seem to have been supplied with incredibly blunt axes :mrgreen: but still did enough to ensure the Vikings took the field.

We will re gather our warriors, bury the slain and return again

Heres the pictures, all taken from the Saxon side of the field

the table

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A close up of some models used as rally points and strategy intervention points
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Opening moves
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Wed May 14, 2014 1:47 pm
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Post Re: The Battle of St Walburgha’s Day
The remaining pictures of the day

Combat commences
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A nice shot of the table mid way through the action

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Phil uses his last Strategy Intervention Point to save his Huscarls from routing.. He failed :mrgreen:
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On the left flank, my Saxons had had their first taste of victory, it was short lived...
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....as the Vikings start to punch through the centre
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The Saxons still gave the Vikings a bloody nose.. Shovel them off!
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But it was all too late.. Steves Vikings, fresh from victory over the Saxon right, arrived to finish of the battered but proud Saxon left flank
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Thanks again to Matt, Jen, Steve and Phil!

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Wed May 14, 2014 1:55 pm
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Post Re: The Battle of St Walburgha’s Day
Wow game looks great, I've only looked at the photos so far so will go back now and read it all properly, thanks for sharing.

Frogboy


Wed May 14, 2014 4:17 pm
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