Friday, 30 May 2008

BoB1 Highland & Isles vs Feudal English

Battle of Britain 1 (BoB1), the Blade heavy Highland & Isles Mob versus the Knight led Feudal English. Jack took the English, while I the Highland Lads. Jack defended & set the terrain, a marsh, a hill & a wood.
Feudal English set up, the attack would be led by the Horsemen, while a group of Spears & Hordes formed the other flank. Fearful of the Bows being 'chopped up', they were kept as a reserve in the centre.
Knowing that the English attack would be a straight charge, one flank comprised a Blade/Bow combo. The Warband nutters would head up the centre & 4 Blades made up the other flank.---------------------------
Battlefield overview & direction of attacks.---------------------------
The English Knights charge headlong into the Attack, King Henrys Skill adds +1 PIP per round.


Pips are good for the Highland & Isles Lads, even though they are penalised by Magnus Bearlegs poor skill ( -1 PIP per round)

'They came on in the same old style....'
The Battle would have two phases, the left flank & the right flank.


Arrows fly into the English, but with no effect. ---------------------------

Highland & Isles Lads on the right are about to crash into the English.


Advantage to the Highland & Isles Lads with overlaps. Jacks General is the Green Knight in the middle...crafty lad.


Early success, the English spears recoil.---------------------------

Surprisingly the English Hordes put up a good fight.

Crash, Bang, Wallop, in go the English Heavy Horse.

The Battle is shaping up nicely.

Oh dear, TWO English Knights bite the dust against the Highland bowmen!


.A Highland & Isles Blade crashes. In the confusion Jack forgets to advance the Knights..whoops!

Jack looks worried as there's a few too many Blades now.... ---------------------------

The English Hobilars are in trouble (circled) ---------------------------
Meanwhile, the Spear/Horde combo is putting up a mighty fight! ---------------------------

It's too much for the Hobilars & they fall in combat. ---------------------------

One more Kill for Victory... Magnus Bearlegs is not that daft after all. ---------------------------

Jack is forced to commit his Bows


However the arrows fail to make an impression against the Warband. .---------------------------
Jack retreats the remnants of the English Horse. ---------------------------

Nice view of the English LongBows. ---------------------------

Eventually the English Spears go down, Victory for the Highland & Isles Lads!!


Final Battle positions ---------------------------

Final view from the English side


Disaster for Jack & the Feudal English. He didn't play that one well, the loss of the Horse was too much & eventually the English Spear/Hordes Combo failed to hold out against the Highland & Isles Blades.

So Magnus Bearlegs, despite his penalty, takes an early lead in our Campaign. Nine points for the Highland & Isles Lads & a lowly 1 point for Henry & the Feudal English. Next up will be the Welsh against the Scots Common Army...!

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