The Vikings having lost men on the retreat formed up on the hill - depleted but not at this stage undefeated - Greg the Mad, Peter Ironside and Jon The Devil stood together watching as the Saxons and Normans moved onto the field.
This battle would be hard to win but there was still honor to be had and legends to be made.
Across from the assembled Danes , Wal the Silent, Jon the Avenger ( Son of Ian the Bold) and Niel Righteous, had formed up and where deep in council as Jon the Avenger laid out the plan of attack.
Spears and Shield would be shattered this day and blood spilled and the ravens will have allot to feast on this day!
|The Viking Camp - Having wintered it has been set up as an established point.|
|The Armies deploy the Vikings taking the hill and preparing for a hard fight.|
|Earl Niel the Wimp....I mean the Righteous - as his plan which worked was to lock my forces in all game and prevent me from joining in. ..... Spoil sport grrrrr :P|
|Annoying wimpish norman cross bows .....|
|Valiant Vikings warriors|
|Crafty Saxons deploy next to their wimpish norman allies :P|
|The viking commanders confer and agree the saxons and normans all look very silly.|
|More of the norman cavalry wishing they knew what to do with horses !|
|The skirmish fight begins in earnest.|
|The greg the mad launches his assault on the saxons thinking he now has them in a broken line only to find his own line becomes disjointed and broken up.|
|My Vikings getting frustrated.|
|Peters Vikings getting frustrated|
|Greg the mad charging off in all directions|
|The fight is joined and greg the mads formations are sept aside far to easily.|
|The situation on the viking left as gregs formations fall apart|
|Then the Viking counter charge and Peter gets stuck in|
|Only to be flanked charged by Niel the Wim.... Righteous !|
|John the Devil joins the fray and sweeps asides the Earl wimps cavalry and also ploughs into Wal the Silents forces joining Earl Peter in heroic deeds!|
|My forces sweep on into Jon the Avengers forces but begin to lose momentum.|
|Situation in the center as the battle for a moment hung in the balance.|
|My vikings feel the full force the Earl Niels not so wimpish horse in the dying moments.|
Turning their horse to join the column of men and horse and leaving behind burning funeral pryers then now set their minds to the next task of London.