Being somewhat behind in my posts this game was played on March 26th. Two claims of provinces had been made and followed up on. Dummonia (Kon) invaded the province Ergyng in Gwent belonging to Rick both of these British kingdoms. Rheged (Del) invaded my province of Powys in Gwynedd. Click on link below for all the moves during the turn.
Turn 8 Beginning
Thank Ben for the lovely map of the moves. As there were two battles to be fought Kon and Rick were first up. The dice rolls led to a different scenario we had not played before with a supply train that could be hit with ranged fire and destroyed it did not have to be captured. Rick would start moving it from his choice of the table on turn 4 ending on turn 8. Kon needed to destroy the supply train and while not suffering too much attrition to win. Kon picked an army with lots of javelin troops and some mixed infantry. Rick picked a cavalry heavy army.
Kon’s right flank start point. Click to enlarge pictures.
View across the battlefield to Rick’s troops but where are the cavalry?
Kon, Garrie and I moved the troops towards the center of the table as the supply wagons would have to move down the center. Rick and George moved to intercept the troops.
Turn 2 Rick plays the ambush card he received and the cavalry come from behind the trees in the rear. Rick got clarification you did not have to wait until turn 3 as I did the week before.
Kon moves towards the center with a large screen of skirmishing troops armed with javelins and bows.
Screen of skirmishers in front of infantry formations.
Combat is joined on the right flank, ranged fire first.
First blood turn 3
I reversed the lone cavalry unit to meet one of Rick’s three units that came out behind Kon’s troops. I did not do any rolling of dice during the game so am not responsible for the outcome! Yes Rick’s cavalry defeated mine and they also failed the morale roll and ran away for the rest of the game.
Cavalry clash on the flank
Better view of rear attack by Rick’s cavalry.
Cavalry attack from rear.
By turn 4 the supply train had entered and was in range of Kon’s forces as it ran down the center of the table about 12 inches a turn. To destroy the two wagons and the mule train it was still necessary to roll to hit and then roll to kill each able to take 10 points of damage. Fire turn 4 and 5 did not do a lot of damage.
View of attack on wagons with a broken infantry unit of Garrie’s in background.
Trying to stop the wagons while the lone cavalry unit runs away on the far flank as it could not make a morale roll.
Converging on supply train.
The supply train was half way across the table but the war of attrition was not going well for Kon’s forces though he had scored hits against one wagon and the mule train.
Demon eyed Ben watching Kon’s every move.
The late moves and even though the supply train was being destroyed by skirmishers the weight of numbers was starting to tell. Too many failed morale rolls and lost troops was hurting the chances of victory.
Rick’s cavalry catching up with Kon’s infantry not good.
Kon’s broken troops in background behind supply train retreating.
Interesting chance did happen when to save some troops a challenge was made and one on one combat between was started on the field and lasted several turns.
Challenge accepted between Kings.
As I recall this did not end well for Kon. Meanwhile one wagon and the mule train was destroyed by turn 8.
Poor mules die.
Other view of the battle.
Kon regrouping rallied skirmishers.
Kon’s dead pile.
Kon attacked from all sides.
Not a good outcome when up against so many troops.
Summary is that Kon did destroy one wagon and the mule train and almost destroyed the other wagon. He lost so many points in troops though that Rick was the victor and did not loose the province.
Next week I would be defending against Del’s Irish as they invade a province. Due to my employment status or lack there of I will not be able to attend. Someone else will need to fill in for me and I don’t know if anyone will at this time. Either way most likely this will be last post about the campaign for awhile I am afraid. I will just have to find other things to post about which I already have in mind.