In the afternoon session of Battlefields I had the pleasure of playing in a Viking skirmish game based on the History Channel's "Vikings" series. The scenario was from the episode where Ragnar returns to find his home town over-run by his enemy's forces. I played on Ragnar's side. If the show had gone the way our game did there would be no further seasons. Again I apologize for not having the gamemaster's name, he was affable, erudite and kept the game moving along at a snapping pace. The rules were simple and straightforward and gave a satisfying result. Anybody with a copy of the program (or who simply knows who hosted this game) please respond in the comments so that I can give credit where it is due.
lovely terrain, beautiful figures neat scenario; this was a good game
the longship comes from Old Glory, minis from mixed sources painted largely by Fernando
the occupying forces were scattered all over the village
Ragnar's troops disembarked en-masse
the occupiers used Fabian tactics, falling back and gathering strength,
no Sagas for these cowards!
there were a surprising number of armored foot among the invaders
they continued to re-group
the peasants retired into the stockade
my group charged into the center of town to distract the enemy
some faster than others
three Vikings were (luckily) left to guard the longship
they pushed off as a group of the invaders approached to steal the vessel
my band of hard-charging warrior slammed into a solid wall of the invaders,
and promptly began rolling misses on every attack!
meanwhile our "left hook" got strung out pretty badly and went into combat piecemeal
as my warriors struggled against the enemy's shield-wall another began to form behind it,
things went from bad to worse as our die-rolling did not improve one bit
This was a very fun game, only marred by our simply terrible dice. Beautiful figures and terrain and very well presented; well-done indeed!