As part of the Sherwood, Hucknall, Ilkeston Team move towards proper games of soldiers we are inducting General Ballroom into the Dark Ages. Hopefully we can make up a quartet for the Peterborough event in the autumn.
GB borrowed an army from Tom, who was to be master of ceremonies and I was to take the plucky Irish.
GB was the Saxons attempting to chase of the raiders from across the sea!
This was the Saxon battle line and they had brought some late Romans to help steady the line!
This is how the field looked
And these are the encroaching western forces, including some native Brits sick of the Saxons “coming over here taking our women!”
The game begins with the general Saxon advance. The Irish have no hope in a straight fight so we have to do some whittling and then pick our fights!
We can see that GB is pushing up on his left hoping to force a break. The Ceithern turned 90 degrees are there to stop the Saxon cavalry that routed my dogs and are threatening to roll my right flank.
Attempting some flanker action of my own, the most united Ceithern break from archer shots!
The inevitable Saxon charge. I have to hope that my ranks and hero’s will carry the day. Duguth are about twice as good as Ceithern but loads more expensive.
My King and Hero are in these units though. If it all goes wrong for the Saxons then there is the Late Roman Milites guarding the rear in shield wall!
The Irish triumph in the fight and the subsequent rout causes the late Romans to break. We might have a chance here!
But the Saxons are rounding the flank. Can GB’s cavalry rescue his left?
Here we see the state of play. Far right Saxon cavalry is engaged with skirmishes. The Saxon centre is in retreat. The Saxon elites are charging through to catch the Britis and the Irish cavalry has rallied.
Will they rally in time?
One unit does and is rewarded with lots of Irish!
The others do too but are pretty far from the fight now
The Saxon elite buzz saw does some to the Brits. Nine dead in two turns. It takes the Fianna flank charge to carry this combat and the game!