|View of table with the Normans already in trouble|
|Normans are battered and attempt to rally|
|Saxon Huscarls or Thegns|
|Saxon Ceorls are battered|
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.
|Battered Normans attempt to rally again|
|Normans and leader are slaughtered|
|End of game only Norman Archers and Crossbowmen remain|