Monday, 14 July 2008

BoB5 Welsh vs Highlands & Isles

Part 5 of our Epic Saga! I had to sit this one out & act as umpire. Jack took the Highland & Isles lads, while his little sister Amy took the Welsh. He took no time in a bout of 'mickey taking' & taunted his sister throughout, but would Amy get her revenge?

Amy, as the defender set the terrain, a hill, two woods & the ever present swamp. Jack was happy with his roll that gave him the table edge with the hill. His plan, one line of Blades & a left wing comprised of a Blade, Warband plus two Bows. Amy vowed to 'Kill Jacks General!', a left wing of six Spears plus her General. Her light troops would go for the swamp, two Spears face off against Jack's superior force.

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The Highland lads on the left, the Welsh on the right.
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The Welsh advance.
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With Jack's taunts ringing out loud, the Host advance over the hill.
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Amy sporting her England shirt spurs on the Welsh.
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Jack the master of maneuver, adjusts his battle line.

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'Right lads, it's time for some singing!!!'
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Jack's odd Battle group, Blade/Warband/Bows....
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The Welsh troops occupy the swamp.
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Lots of adjustment... Magnus Bearlegs the Highland General has the 'Idiot' attribute, movement is sometimes restricted for Jack. Amy takes advantage.
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In go the troops!

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Welsh arrows fly into the Highlanders....
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Amy is happy that her General has the 'Rock Hard' attribute. A Kill result is dropped to a Recoil, one time per battle.
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The Welsh General takes out a Blade on the left.
Other combats result in recoils, the line is all over the place.
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Jack's revenge, his Blades take out a Welsh Spear.
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Amy has the blood lust, King Owen piles into the Highland flank, another Blade is destroyed.

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A bad pip roll & Jacks troops are pinned, on Amy's turn she charges in!
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The Highland troops in the centre are wasted.
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On the flank, another Welsh Spear is destroyed. The Highlanders have the advantage in numbers. But is it too late?
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Amy's die rolls are superb, Magnus Bearlegs is duly cut down... as foretold!!!
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Final Battle positions.... Cue the taunts of a younger sister... EASY EASY EASY!
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Ha! Nice one, Jacks laughing but gives his little sister the 'eyes'. Amy doesn't care & promptly wacks Jack on his arm with a plastic sword. Lovely battle & Jack failed to use his advantage in Blades. He was hampered by Magnus Bearlegs poor ability, but it did add to the fun. Well done to General Amy!
Next up the final instalment, Feudal English vs the Scots... I hope I can get a game!!

2 comments:

Jason said...

Great battle reports. Do you have any tips on how you have gotten your children interested/started wargaming?

mrfarrow2u said...

Thanks for the nice comments Jason.

Jack & I have been gaming for a few years now. He started collecting GW stuff, so I downloaded some simple rules & we took it from there. We had a stint with Warhammer Ancient Battles but there was far too much dice rolling. We came across DBA & it's stuck ever since. Amy just watched at first & then joined in over time. This is why DBA is great in that little'uns can pick it up, plus it helps the maths. We do go along to a lot of historic sites which adds to the atmosphere. I think the most important thing is to keep it fun, they do make mistakes so be very patient with them. Oh & most importantly prepare to LOSE a lot of games at first!! Painting wise, there are always jobs they can do to help out, base coats on horses etc. Again it's being patient with them. Remember you are always competing against TV, Xbox, Internet etc. So small exposure to GAMING, maybe an hour every week, at first is essential.
Cheers MrF