It was a one day, three games WAB Age of Arthur affair pitting a loosely British faction against frothing Saxon invaders sometime around the 6th Century.
Any and all army lists from the excellent Age of Arthur supplement were permitted and the day promised scenarios, doubles games and struggles for the kingdom of Britannia.
I chose to use my Saxons as Sea Raiders, the earliest variant of the list. No Cynning, ASB or standard Duguth troops allowed, but you do get to take multiple units of the super hard Gedrith.
My list was:
Atheling, Army General
Thegn on foot
9 Mounted Gedrith
9 skirmishers with slings
By putting the Wiglera in with the Gedrith I could ensure that almost the entire army (with the exception of the cavalry and slingers) was Fierce and would fail Warband tests on a 1 or 2, thereby removing the terrible burden of whether or not to charge forward.
In addition I also had another 250 points made up of a fourth unit of 24 Geoguth led by another Thegn.
As I pointed out to Scrivs it was something of a glass hammer army. With the emphasis firmly on the glass part.
We arrived at the lovely venue, a spacious and airy room owned by St John's Ambulance to find that the Peterboro' Massive had been hard at work preparing. There was a lovely big map, an abundant tuck shop, personalised name badges and even little campaign guide leaflets. Looks like Scrivs will have his work cut out topping that lot for the next event at Maelstrom.
Despite the fact that Scrivs had also bought Saxons with him it turned out we were to be on opposite sides. I was representing the true followers of Woden, while he would be a turncoat ally of the lick-spittle British. Or in fact king of the lick-spittle British as he promptly won the
Our king led us off to the Saxon Break Out Room where we sat on scatter cushions and threw some ideas at the flagpole to see what looked best going forward, the upshot of which was I was paired with a person whose name badge seemed to say Nic but turned out to be called Andy. He was using a Later Saxon list with big shields, so we agreed a loose plan that I would run forward and throw myself upon the enemy. And he wouldn't. A plan worthy of the great tacticians of days gone by, I'm sure you'll agree.
As is often the way our notional doubles game actually became more like a pair of side by side games. I faced off against Tony (or possibly Tim. Tom?) began with a T anyway. He also had Saxons but again the later type with large shields and a stoic nature. He was allied with Dan who was using Andy's lovely Romano British army.