Progress with both warbands has been slow, both of us not being especially quick at painting and prone to easy distractions. However we got together on Tuesday night with semi-painted warrior groups and gave them a swift four point outing.
I selected the river crossing scenario and we both picked four point warbands. Mine were led by Ruiseart the Thane of Invericay - known to history as Invericay Dickie.
He would be leading two four man units of hearthguard and two eight man units of warriors.
Opposing him was legendary welsh hero Jones the Cart leading three units of hearthguard, one of which was mounted, and a unit of levy bowmen.
Ruiseart split his forces down the middle electing to lead a unit of hearthguard and one of warriors toward the ford, whilst trusting the remaining warriors and hearthguard to take care of the bridge over the river Cay.
Jones placed his bowmen in the centre, hoping to cover both crossings with a unit of foot hearthguard facing toward each and the cavalry in reserve.
So, casting his five dice Jones moved the cavalry in support of the hearthguard by the bridge and pushed the other foot hearthguard toward the ford. Ruiseart urged his men into the chill waters of the ford. While over at the bridge, use of a deer dice meant the warriors were able to chuck javelins at the welsh, killing one.