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Monday, 18 May 2015

Normans versus Anglo-Saxons



View of the table

Opposite end - Saxons on the left, Normans on the right

Saxon left flank

Action in the centre

Norman right flank

Normans and Saxons close in the centre



Last Sunday Bern, Gary, Craig and I met at the Vikings Club in Lanyon for the monthly Sunday meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. There was quite a good turnout with twenty two people playing various miniature games and rule sets from ancients through to WW 2. We played a Hail Caesar, Normans versus Saxons game, of 450 points with three divisions. Craig and I were the Norman commanders while Bern and Gary did the honours with the Saxons.

Here are a few photos of our game. The Saxons' shieldwall managed to hold out against the charges of the Norman Milites with the Huscarls in particular proving a tough nut to crack. In the end it was a hard fought draw, with a single broken division on both sides, but the Saxons held the advantage and the field. Thanks to Bern, Gary and Craig for another fun game.




Saxon left flank advances

Saxon centre and left flank form a line

View from the side

Action on the Norman right flank


Divisions on both sides are on the verge of breaking

Game ends in a draw but the Saxons hold the field

16 comments:

  1. Difficult to make the decision...but a very nice looking game!

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    1. Thanks Phil, the Normans ran out of puff!

      Mike

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  2. Really a great looking game Cyrus! While I like SAGA it's nice to see proper big battles between Normans and Saxons again.:-)

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, it was good to have a big Norman and Saxons game again.

      Mike

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  3. lovely units/figures and nicely played on an excellent period! :o)

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    1. Thanks Phil, I think this was my first big with my Normans.

      Mike

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  4. I like big games with lots of figures. Much better than as small skirmish.

    Great looking troops!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, big multi-player games are fun.

      Mike

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  5. Stirring stuff - I agree with everyone else, it's good to see a full-scale battle in this period.

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  6. Thanks Paul, full-scale battles are more fun, if you have the time and the figures.

    Mike

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  7. Fantastic tabletop. Looks like a treat to play!

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    1. Thanks Monty, big dark ages games are fun to play.

      Mike

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  8. Inspiring game, Mike. I have to someday get my few Normans and Saxons in a Hail Caesar game too.

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    1. Thanks Dean, getting enough painted figures always takes a while, definitely easier when everyone contributes a division each.

      Mike

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  9. I do love an HC game. I am itching to give my Medievals a spin.

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    1. Thanks John, multi-player HC games always seemed to be fun regardless of the result.

      Mike

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