JP from Wargames FC put on an awesome campaign that was great fun and had a brilliant narrative. Three factions had converged around Shrewsbury and the Welsh border for control of the Area. The Welsh wanted to push East and gain Shrewsbury, Vikings had come down from the North West, burning pillaging and taking what they could and the Anglo Saxon/Danes were trying to remain in control of that part of Mercia.
2 x Units of 8 Warriors
1st Game vs Kierons Vikings (Clash of Warlords)
[Kieron would go onto win the most sporting, very nice guy to play against]
Owain had moved his force into the Pant Mounds and encountered a roving Viking warband led by Hogany Stefanson. The Vikings had surprised the Welsh by moving quickly in the centre through a small valley.
Owain planted his banner on the highest point surrounding the potential battlefield and stands his ground taunting the Northmen and awaiting Hognay’s attack. The Vikings surge forward and receive a deadly hail of javelins, which whittle down the Bondi warriors. The remaining Bondi clash against Owain's Welshmen forcing them to disengage for a short while before being flanked by another group of Welsh warriors and another rain of javelins come down from the hill from Owain and his Hearth-Guard.
[In this game one unit of warriors was allowed a free activation once]
Starting positions - Anglo Danes at top, Welsh at bottom - Arthur stuck in the middle
Anglo Dane Shieldwall
Where's Arthur ????
[In this game Levy counted for Saga Dice generation!]
Owain after successfully countering the Challenge from Arthur has teamed up with Tristan ab Llewellyn after learning that other Welsh forces are also moving towards Shrewsbury. The Anglo Saxon/Danes have been noted as withdrawing from a lot of the surrounding area and Owain and Tristan have encountered a joint force led by Elfric Hairypants (Saxons) and Leofric the Grim (Danes), holed up in a small hamlet centred around an impressive church.
Anglo Danes defending the church
Welsh flank the church
Taunting the Danes out
And moving in to finish Leofric
If you go down to the woods today
Welsh advance whilst Dane slaughters Viking
Leofric the Younger about to run away
Leofric dodges the javelins and exits table right
Owain chases him down and slaughters him
My Warlords glorious SAGA will continue..