Friday, January 18, 2013
SAGA AAR. Anglo Danes defend their Village
Another SAGA AAR.
Tonight daughter number 3 (14 years old Hayley) and I had a SAGA battle. Anglo Danes under her command defending a village against Byzantines commanded by yours truly.
My warband consisted of 5 Warriors (two of which have bows, three have spear and shield) and a mounted Hearthguard (Kavallaroi) and finally a mounted Warlord (Strategos).
Hayley was defending with four units, 2 Hearthguard and 2 Warriors and a Warlord.
The scenario dictates I have 6 moves to capture the village. I assume after six move the enemies standing army arrives and my lads must dash off back to their boats or whatever,...
The battle opened with a flurry of arrow shots at the Anglo Dane Hearthguard positioned in the center. Immediate success with two warriors falling to my hail of arrows.
I attacked with the Warriors on both ends of my line and sent my Kavallaroi ff to my left to attempt to attack Hayley's right flank. Hayley countered by moving one of her two Hearthguard off to her right to stall my Kavallaroi.
The battle between the warriors resulted in much slaughter, but my lads came off worse for wear.
Hayley's Warlord by contrast was almost single handily frustrating all my efforts to destroy his Warband.
My Strategos and two remaining Kavallaroi were still being faced down by three very annoyed Hearthguard near the low stone walled field on her right flank 'sigh'.
Unable to actually reached the village my only option was to shoot down the Warlord and Hearthguard defending it.
I shot at the Warlord first and he fell beneath the rain of arrows. The Hearthguard however hunkered down behind his shield and survived.
6 turns down, and Hayley held on grimly to score a victory.
With the imminent arrival of the Anglo Dane relief force my warband withdrew.
As usual comments are welcomed.