'It is better you stand and fight. If you run you'll only die tired.'
The Campaign has ended on turn 5 with victory to the Vikings.
Campaign turn 5
Victory seems certain now for the Vikings, the other warlords now fight over the scraps!
Battles to play:
Scots vs Saxons - Raid - 'Battle at the Ford' - Scots win
Saxons vs Scots - Raid - not played
Normans vs Saxons - Campaign - not played
Vikings - yet to declare
Irish - yet to declare
Danes - yet to declare
The Scots beat the Saxons, but it was a hard fought battle!
Campaign turn 4
The Vikings still have a commanding lead in victories, but how much longer can they maintain the offensive with such a depleated force?
Battles to play:
Vikings vs Saxons - Raid - 'Harry and Burn' - Viking win
Danes vs Normans - Raid
Normans vs Saxons - Campaign - 'Take and Hold' - Norman win
Saxons - Defend
Scots - Defend
Irish - Raid Vikings - Raid failed.
The Saxons fought well this day but luck and numbers were not on their side.
Erik is dead! by the hand of Hagar.
The Irish are forced to abandon their raid due to plague. The Vikings claim Danegeld from the Irish for the insult of declaring war.
Campaign turn 3
All eyes turn to the Viking homeland as Olaf declares himself Aetheling and claims Norman territory as he expands his influence.
A bad start to the campaign season for Sherrard, perhaps too much celebration followed his earlier success. With the Irishman cornered, starting the battle with only half his force, Sherrard failed to take the initiative and left the gate open for Paddy to romp home for an easy victory sending Sherrard back to England with Irish ships hot on his tail! No doubt the Saxon Saga omits this historic event, but it can be found celebrated in Irish folklore to this very day.
Although on the back foot, Hagar goes on the offensive raiding the south coast of the Saxon lands and destoying the Saxon contingent without mercy!
The Norman longbow coming into it's own on the open fields of England. Hagar himself inspired his faltering warband, charging headlong into the saxon levy, sything them down as a farmhand brings in the corn! seeing this heroic action his loyal Hearthguard launch a powerful cavalry charge and cut down Sherrard and his bodyguard leaving the last few warriors running for the hills.
Having recovered from the plague at home, the Scots make a desperate bid to raid the Viking homelands. The battle is hard fought to the bitter end, both warbands severely depleted from recent battles and pestilence, and to man each warrior falls until it nought but the two Warlords who face each other across the sea of fallen warriors. Both Warlords plunge their swords into each other's breast! but it is Olaf who breaths a gasp of relief and Fraser who breaths his last - at least for this day.
The Viking raiders have failed against the Danes, although they have inflicted heavy losses on Olaf's warband, still they suffered themselves.
Battles to play:
Scots vs Viking - Raid - 'Meeting Engagement' - Viking win
Saxons vs Irish - Raid - 'Cornered!' - Irish win
Danes - Defending
Vikings vs Danes - Raid 'The Raid' - Danish win
Normans vs Saxons - 'Clash of Piquets' - Norman win
Campaign turn 2
Sherard has declared war on the Scots!
The Normans have attacked Hastings.
The Viking are invading the Norman homelands
The Danes are moving to defend against the Scots invasion.
The Irish have yet to show their hand.
The Scots have acquired lands in Strathclyde by marriage to the Maid of Galbraith.
Sherrard has sent Hagar's men back to Normandy with their horse-tails between their legs! The tide of war has not waxed favourably for Hagar this season and he retires to his fortification to lick his wounds, but there is no rest for the weary with the threat of Viking invasion on the horizon.
The Irish have failed against the wily Scots who out flanked the Irish attack and took the win.
Another victory to the wily Scots despite Fraser's best efforts to sacrifice his own men onto Sherrard's sword! With just one remaining Levy the scenario was nonetheless a win for the Scots and a successful defence against the Saxon campaign.
With an extremely close fought battle between the Vikings and the Normans, the Normans tasted victory - but it was not to be. Once again Olaf the wise lives up to his name, slipping past the Norman Hearthguard defenders for a a second victory and declares himself Aetheling and leader of the campaign.
Meanwhile the Fraser threw himself onto Erik's sword in a tragic turn of events for the Scots.
Battles to play:
Irish vs Scots - Raid - 'Storm the Camp' - Scots win
Saxons vs Scots - Campaign - 'Sacred ground' - Scots win
Scots vs Danes - Campaign - 'Homeland' - Danish win
Normans vs Saxons - Campaign - 'Sacred ground' - Saxon win
Vikings vs Normans - Campaign - 'Rearguard' - Viking win
Campaign turn 1
The Saga has begun..
Sherard (Saxons) has chosen to campaign against Erik (Anglo-Danish). In response Erik defends. Meanwhile Hagar (Normans) has set sail and raided the south coast of the Saxon lands. the Vikings seize the opportunity to raid the Norman cost while their back is turned!
The ensuing battle between the Saxons and the Danes resulted in a win for Erik and a crushing blow to Saxon morale as the Gods of luck were not with him this day. However Sherard was able to foil the raid from the Normans and sends them back to their ships with their tails between their legs!
The Scots played a canny game seizing the box after the Danes failed to dig it out of the ground several times. Scampering off with the prize for a fairly straight forward win for the Scots backed up by harrying bow fire from the levy. Success was followed by marriage for the Scots player and a bonus 2 wealth, with the Danes forfeiting a wealth and suffering revolt at home.
Meanwhile the Vikings cunningly used the landscape to their advantage and managed to push just 4 warriors forward for a win against the hapless Normans who continue to fair badly this season.
Saxons vs Anglo-Danish 'Take the High Ground!' - Danish win.
Saxons vs Normans 'The Escort' - Saxon win.
Scots vs Danes 'Seize the Prize!' - Scots win
Vikings vs Normans 'Reconnoitre' - Viking win