I watched while Andy, Kevin, Bear, Martin, and Ralph all pushed small groups of lead around the table. Byzantines fought Normans and Vikings fought Jomsvikings. There are some subtleties to the game and I decided to watch for a while in order to try to understand the "Battle Board." That still has be a bit confused.
|Martin's Strategos doing his strategy thing. The shields mark fatigue - a big point in the rules.|
|Armoured Byzantine horse archers|
|Byzantine Psiloi or regular light troops|
|Martin's heavy cavalry - his elites or "hearthguard"|
|A small-ish horde of Jomsvikings...|
|... about to be flanked by the Byzantine cavalry.|
|Norman cavalry lined up to do mischief.|
|Norman levy archers, the least of the soldiery on the Norman side.|
|Jomsvikings with Ulfhednar on the hill.|
|Normans clash with the Byzantines|
|Some serious flanking action.|
|Looking at some plain ol' "bread-and-butter" vikings who were fighting their flashier|
cousins, the Jomsvikings
It'll be a while before I play again. Holy Week and Easter is quite a busy time for pastors and after the Easter morning service, Beth will take me home in an Easter basket and I'll rest a while.
Now a few photos Andy took.
|Norman archers lurking in the woods|
|Byzantine troops who I think are Skutatoi because of the spear, big shield, and armour.|