Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Headingley Bridge 1013ad

Due to recent disruption, this is going back some way, but myself and Paul have had several games of Saga recently, of which the first was a go at the river crossing scenario, with my Vikings facing his Anglo Danes:

Paul opted for mainly units of 6 men, but with a small reserve of four warriors to keep his options open.

On the other hand, I decided to field one huge unit of Hearthguard.  12 men in armour, to put the fear of god into the enemy.

The aim of the scenario, is to cross into the enemy territory across the river, with only two crossing points available.  The last time I played this scenario I won by dint of having long range shooting to clear the crossing points.  

This time neither of us had such an advantage and so both sides lined up for a slugging match, with the Anglo Danes choosing to attack first.

Paul sent his Axemen over the bridge, but  things did not go well when they met the mass of heavy Viking infantry.  Meanwhile my Beserkers came to the usual sticky end at the other crossing point.

There was an uneasy stand off at the bridge for a turn or two, but then the Vikings began a steady advance over it.

Whilst at the ford, the Anglo Danish leader was holding off the Viking bondsmen in what was becoming a desperate struggle.

Waves Danes tried to stop the Vikings crossing the Bridge, and paid for it in blood, but as the last of their leader's men crossed the ford, their sacrifice in holding  the Hearthguard on the bridge proved enough.

Paul clinched a narrow victory.  Had there been another turn, I'm sure my Vikings would have swarmed over the river in force, and taken the glory.

A fun and tight little game.

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