and starting on the right
|Saxon Skirmishers and |
a Saxon unit
WE started with 4 Units the irish
started with 1.
When you fight the Irish in "Longships" they will have more skirmishers than you. You just have to accept that from the very beginning it's just a fact of life. They will also have on the whole LESS armour and larger units no matter which force you take.
|First we had to find his army.|
It kept moving
until we could eventually
3rd attempt pin him to a location.
|When Matt settled on a location. |
It was no surprise he was next
to a steep and rough Hill
Which I would have to fight my way up!
|matts second Unit arrived very swiftly|
In the town and bogged Grahames troops down
in a street to street house to house fight.
|Rather than a frontal assault on the hill I went|
to the side and attacked.
The Irish rolled remarkably well.
|My Saxon unit was pretty much spent|
And Matt was able to hold the hill.
Until very near the end and
I was able to send more troops
which both supported Grahames flank and the battle on the hill.
|As the game ended. Both of matts units|
fled the table.
But he had managed to Just bring 2 fresh units from
towns close by . It was anyone's game.
Matt looked physically the worse for wear,
Somewhat drained and weary.
Victory points were added up. And despite the Saxons plundering a "Gift From GOD!" the final points tally was close. In the end it was a narrow Victory to Matt. he beat us by 11 Victory points. Which considering most games have about 30 points difference was quite close.
Congratulations Matt a worthy winner.
Despite loosing I still like the rules and am indeed trying to balance a force of my own. The problem being the want for heavily armoured troops against the need to keep the points down.
I shall try to get a good fighting force though and will show them as I go on this blog.