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Thursday, 17 August 2017

War of the Roses Lion Rampant Game




Lancastrian forces deployed near the bridge


View of the table with both sides deployed


Yorkist attackers






Yorkists advance towards the bridge


Lancastrian billmen and longbowmen advance



Last Wednesday night Rick and I met down at the club for a War of the Roses Lion Rampant Game. We had identical 24 point foot forces and the objective in the scenario was to secure and hold the bridge. I commanded the Yorkist forces - the attackers in the game, and Rick had the Lancastrian defenders. The Yorkist men-at-arms and serjeants advanced enthusiastically onto the bridge while their longbowmen showed little enthusiasm for movement or action of any kind.

The Lancastrian longbowmen and billmen were forced to retreat battered from combat but the Yorkists suffered heavy casualties themselves. The Lancastrian longbowmen were able to rally and then inflicted withering fire on the Yorkist men-at-arms and serjeants which led to both units routing. The game finished with an archery duel between the longbowmen which the Yorkists lost. Thanks to Rick for a fun game.




Yorkists cross the bridge






Yorkist men-at-arms attack Lancastrian longbowmen


Lancastrian billmen and longbowmen are battered and retreating


Yorkists become battered and retreat


Yorkists lose the archery duel

13 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, you know I love this! Great looking game, minis and terrain. I like to have some mixed bow and spear units to add some variety.

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    1. Thanks Dean, we hope to have bigger games when we get more troops painted.

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  3. A great looking game with beautiful terrain (lovely mat!) and figures as usual, love this!

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  4. That is a lovely looking game!

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  5. Lovely looking figures and scenery and lion rampant is usually a fun game!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, LR is a fun set of rules.

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  6. Thanks Jonathan, good to finally get a WotR game in.

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  7. Looked like a game with lovely scenery

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    1. Thanks Colin, hopefully we'll play some larger WotR games soon.

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