All images and content 2011 - 2017 copyright Satrap Miniatures.

Do not copy or post without permission.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Normans versus Saxons - Lion Rampant game




View of table with the Normans already in trouble


Normans are battered and attempt to rally


Saxon Huscarls or Thegns


Saxon Ceorls are battered


Norman crossbowmen


Last Saturday Craig came over to my place and we played a Lion Rampant game with Normans versus Saxons. It was my second game of Lion Rampant and Craig's first and we both really enjoyed it. Here are a few photos of our game that I managed to take, later in the game, once the shadows from the feeble winter sun had receded. We used the 1066 retinues posted on the Dux Rampant forum and just played the bloodbath scenario.

Craig had the Saxons with two foot men-at arms, one unit of foot serjeants, two foot yeomen and one of bidowers. I had the Normans with three mounted serjeants, one unit of foot serjeants, one of archers and one of crossbowmen. I wasn't able to make much headway with my mounted serjeants against his foot men-at-arms and it wasn't long before they were battered and retreating. In the end Craig won convincingly with only my archers and crossbowmen remaining on the table. I think I prefer the Normans with mounted men-at-arms but it was an interesting and fun game.




Saxons advance


Battered Normans attempt to rally again


Normans and leader are slaughtered


End of game only Norman Archers and Crossbowmen remain

18 comments:

  1. Great fun although a bit of a battering for the Normans in the end.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael, the Normans did get a battering but it was good fun.

      Mike

      Delete
  2. lovely figures, terrain and looking game!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Phil, the Lion Rampant rules seem to be really good fun.

      Mike

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, the LR rules were a lot of fun and seem to work well.

      Mike

      Delete
  4. It all looks great Cyrus! As long as you are having fun then all is good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rodger, it was a fun game and I really like the rules.

      Mike

      Delete
  5. A very fine looking game Cyrus!

    Christopher

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christopher, always good to use your figures for multiple rule sets.

      Mike

      Delete
  6. Great looking game and figures, Mike. Good to hear you like the rules too. I've only played a few games myself, but think Foot MAA are pretty tough. Mounted MAA are good too, but have the Wild Charge thing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dean, I do like the rules and they seem to work well in my limited experience. The Saxon foot MAA were pretty tough, in the other game I played with the Normans they had mounted MAA and were a bit more of a threat with the wild charge.

      Mike

      Delete
  7. Nice looking game and figures...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks Phil, the Norman retinue in the main rules is better than the 1066 one.

    Mike

    ReplyDelete
  9. Interesting game, great looking figures

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks Steve, hopefully we'll play more Lion Rampant games soon.

    Mike

    ReplyDelete