So the next series of games Berwick war-games club began this past Saturday. As mentioned earlier War and the Roses was the theme of this next campaign, so we gathered to decided the fate of the Crown of England.
The starting point of the campaign was first to decide which sides people would be on. Ian, Peter and I declared for Lancaster, while Niel, Steve and Darren declared for York.
This Campaign work on a system of prestige points based on who wins, destroys units and takes out characters (more on this in later battle reports). I was dubiously given the role of King (no one else wanted it ....) and Steve was the pretender. We deployed our commands with the Lancastrians deploying 1st and then also going 1st. It looked like the Yorkists wanted to see what we would do!
|Yeah that's me shag on a rock!|
|Yorkists unleash some fire and cause damage|
So after a quick council of war that involved some grunts and pointing we decided to take the aggressive approach and try and put the Yorkists on the back foot. Both Pete and I attempted to launch our commands forward to put pressure on the center and left while Ian positioned to delay and tie up the right.
I got 3 moves and charged forward but Peter, contrary to previous form only got a move. Therefore I was about to take the brunt of Yorkist fire for a few turns (some murmured comments about its goof to be king etc was heard at that point). I was able to score some hits from my shooting on Niels command and opened up the tally but no disorders and no real breaking up of his formation. Now I had to sit there a take it as Yorkist bows took aim.
|More Yorkist positioning|
|A view from the steady Yorkist lines|
|I begin to question the strength of my allies ....|
|In your face archery the only way peter knows.....|
Then with a yell from the lines "For The KING!" the army moved forward. Peter got to within point blank range. My lines adjusted and Ian moved up to my flank. Firing all along the line was ineffectual again and now the critical moment was at hand, how would York respond?
|The blender on the Left ..... better known as the Red mist on the left|
|Sitskrieg on the right|
|The counter charge|
|The counter charge|
|Fleeting victory in the center|
|Ian shows his teeth and the center is saved|
Jon- Paul - 8 prestige and still reluctantly King for some reason
Ian - 8 prestige
Peter 7 prestige ( he had allot more but getting killed will do that to you so he lost a bit for the burial)
Darren- 2- surving the battle was his reward :P
Niel- 1- he may need some Flemish mercenaries
It was an awesome opening to the next campaign picking up where we left of with all the players bringing their personalities to the game.
Next game is this weekend - look forward to the next bout!
Till the cheers JP