My force consisted of my warlord Adelbrand, two points of hirdmen (hearthguard) and two points of bondi (warrior). The hearthguard points consist of four models per point which I split into two units of four one of which I made beserkers as per the viking special rule. The warrior points are eight models a point and I left these as eight man units. Units must be between four to twelve men in size and of the same type. Toby took his warlord, one point of ealdormen (heathguard), two points of thegns (warriors) and one point of ceorls (levies). The levies are twelve models per point and work well with his factions abilities, a lot of which are dependent or gain bonuses for units of ten models or more. With this in mind he ran the four ealdormen, twelve levies and two units of warriors one of eleven models and one of five.
Our starting formations gave myself six dice for my order pool and gave Toby five dice (Two dice for the warlord, one dice per hearthguard or warrior unit, no dice for levies). These dice are then allocated to the order boards and used during your turn (or your opponents for reactives) to activate your units or to use racial abilities.
Adelbrand moved his men forward further inland. Today he may have only bought a handful but returning with a rich haul would allow him to bring more boats and more men, he just needed to find a rich town to plunder. Eric the Swift was suddenly back beside him. "The Saxons have got wind of us, they're mustered to meet just just between the hills up ahead". Sure enough the locals could be seen mustered just ahead on the edge of view. "Ready your weapons men, tonight we dine in their halls, or those of Vahalla!!"
|Initial deployment, Vikings on the bottom edge Anglo Saxons on the top|
I won the roll for initiative and began the staggered deployment and took the first turn. The scenario was for six turns a piece ending with a victory point total or killing the enemy warlord for an outright victory. I rolled well on my first turn and managed to move everyone up towards my opponent. Toby didn't do as well with his rolls but moved the bulk of his force towards me.
|Berserkers destroying ealdormen|
|Bererkers going down in a pool of ceorl blood|
|Bondi break the large thegn unit but at a bloody cost|
|Final clash of the game|
Great game and I'll be purchasing some more options for my force soon as will I believe Toby. A thank you to my Uncle again for the loan of terrain it's come in handy many times and to my Brother for getting me interested in the game after his Welsh ebay purchase, we'll have to get a game in soon
|Final table posistions|