Using only small four-point forces we played out the river crossing scenario. Initial Norman Aggression in trying to cross the ford proved fruitless:
A few days later and I had another game arranged with Paul, at the Thursday venue. We played a larger 6 point game, to the simple Warlord scenario, this time my Normans were facing his Irish.
The Irish seemed most comfortable hiding in cover, and so moved rapidly to the trees and hedgerows...
My Normans looked to outflank the majority of his force. hoping to find a weak spot.
Paul's war dogs were dispatched easily enough, and my combined fire power was enough to keep the enemy contained.
Thus the Irish were limited mainly to throwing Javelins from cover, though this was an effective tactic, especially against my horsemen.
However I surprised him on a couple of occasions by charging into the woods and picking off Irish warriors. Elsewhere my heavy troops considered the options of entering the fields to the flush the Irish out.
But in the end they erred on the side of caution. Simply too many Irish for them to take on alone. My Warlord was more concerned with survival and picking off the isolated troops left in the open.
In the end, as neither warlord was killed, it came down to other losses. At the time I totted it up wrong and concluded I'd won by a couple of points; but actually I think I'd forgotten to count some of my warriors separately, and it was in fact - so far as I could tell - a draw.
So 1-1-1 over three games. Which seems fair.