So, inspired by the games last week we got together for some more SAGA.
We were using 6 point forces and played the Battle at the Ford scenario.
My force was:
Getwin Wefanson – Anglo-Danish Warlord
2 Units of four Thegns
1 Unit of four Thegns with Dane Axes
3 units of 8 Ceorls
The knavish Normans were:
Jean Charretier – Mounted Norman Warlord
3 Units of Mounted Norman Knights
2 Units of 8 Serjeants
1 Unit of 8 Serjeants with crossbows
I apologise for the somewhat variable quality of the photographs. We began the game with daylight streaming through the windows, but finished beneath the dreaded "energy saving" bulbs and I'm not sure my aged camera is up to the job of dealing with such variations in light quality.
I lost the roll for set-up so the Normans deployed all their Serjeants, meaning my army had to all go down before the knights were deployed. To be honest I was more worried about the crossbowmen - rightly as it turned out.
I deployed with Ceorls screening the Dane Axe armed Huscarls opposite the bridge while Getwin, some Huscarls and a unit of Ceorls covered the ford. Concerned about mobile knights in back-field I held back a unit of Ceorls and one of Huscarls to respond to any threats.
I won the first turn and we were off: