|The table - the Saxons will enter from the far side|
I have been running an occasional series of Too Fat Lardies Dvx Brittanniarum games. Not a formal campaign as such, but a series of linked scenarios set in Caer Gwynntguic, which is around Winchester. (This area featured prominently in a certain Pendragon campaign). Here is a report on the latest of these which was a cattle raid near Clavsentum on the South coast. The Saxon raiders, led by Uffa the Swift were played by Phil while the Romano-British, led by Constantine the Just were played by Mike W (who more usually plays the Saxons).
|Enter the Saxons with cows|
The Saxons made some progress towards their objective (exiting from the far table edge), before the British began to arrive on their left. Naturally therefore the Saxons inclined towards their right to try to put as much distance between them and their pursuers.
|The Comanipulares are caught isolated|
|Standoff in the centre|
There was then a fairly tense stand off as the British and Saxon warriors faced off against each other and the levy adopted a defensive shield wall. Gradually the Saxons edged their way across the table towards their objective on the far side.
|The Saxon hearthguard strike again|
|The cowherds are attacked by British archers|
So we came to a situation with Constantine's levy facing off against Ana's two groups of warriors supported by the hearthguard. Somewhat desperately the levy charged...
|The British levy take the fight to the Saxons|
|Almost everyone runs away|
This was a very fun game and my thanks to Phil and Mike to playing it in excellent spirit.
You can also read Mike's report of the same battle on his blog Trouble At T'Mill.