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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

A Taxing Afternoon on the First Crusade - A Lion Rampant Game




View of the table from the Crusaders edge


Seljuk Mounted Serjeants and Mounted Yeomen


Archers and Mounted Serjeants


Foot Yeoman


Close up of Seljuk Mounted Serjeants


Last Sunday Craig came over to my place and we played a game of Lion Rampant with me using my Normans as a Crusader force of the First Crusade and Craig using his Seljuk Turks. Here are a few photos of our game. We diced for scenarios and came up with A Taxing Afternoon where both sides collect tax tokens and then fight over them! The Seljuks quickly gained the upper hand and dispensed with the Crusader Mounted Serjeants and then unleashed some withering volleys of bow fire.

The Crusader Men-at-Arms eventually lumbered into action and launched some punishing Wild Charges on the Seljuk Mounted Serjeants and Yeomen. They managed to wipe out both units but became battered themselves and then failed to rally. In the end the game petered out to a draw with equal glory points but the Seljuks had an extra unit while the Crusaders were down to only two units with Foot Serjeants and Crossbowmen. Thanks to Craig for a fun game.



The Crusaders lumber into action


After collecting tax tokens both sides face off


Crusader Mounted Serjeants are battered


Crusader Mounted Men-at-Arms launch Wild Charges


The game ends in a draw but the Seljuk have an extra unit

15 comments:

  1. Great looking game! I am rather enjoying the LR games that we are having!

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    1. Thanks Rodger, LR is a lot of fun, I actually prefer it over Saga.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Gordon, the scenarios in LR are fun.

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Michael, LR is a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to Men Who Would be Kings the colonial set of rules by Dan Mersey to be released next year.

      Mike

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  4. Great looking game, love your Seljuk serjeants!

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  5. Thanks Phil, the Seljuks belong to Craig and are lovely Perry figures.

    Mike

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  6. Nice game. Mike. I do find the Courage test for winner of combat a bit harsh, particularly if they fail!

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  7. Thanks Dean, yes it is pretty hard to rally once you become battered unless you're lucky and roll really. Might be better if only the loser takes the test?

    Mike

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    1. We did that midway during a game, and it seemed ok.

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  8. Thanks Dean, we might try that in future games, it does seem a bit harsh when the winner becomes battered and fails to rally.

    MIke

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  9. A nice looking game! I've yet to try LR, but this is sure motivational to hurry up and try!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, LR is a lot of fun, looking forward to the Colonial version - Men Who Would be Kings.

      Mike

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