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VIK01 Englefield 870

Victory Results:
 33 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  67 %
Total plays 3 - Last reported by RiverWanderer on 2022-06-08 18:31:29

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
By 870, the Vikings had conquered two of the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, Northumbria and East Anglia. At the end of 870 they launched an attempt to conquer Wessex and marched from East Anglia to Reading, arriving on about 28 December. Three days later they sent out a large party under two earls to forage and reconnoitre, and it was met at Englefield by an army of local levies under the command of Æthelwulf, Ealdorman of Berkshire. After one of the earls was killed and a large part of the Danish army was overthrown, the Viking force broke and ran.


War Council

SAXONS (Use Tan blocks)
• Leader: Æthelwulf, Ealdorman of Berkshire
• 4 Command Cards
• 2 Inspired Action tokens

VIKINGS (Use Purple Blocks)
• Leader: Jarls
• 4 Command Cards
• 2 Inspired Action tokens
• Move first

Victory
4 Banners

SPECIAL RULES

  • The River is impassable except at the fords
  • Auxilia units Battleback with 1 extra die.
  • Both sides may use Inspired Action tokens only on Battlefield Actions
  • Replace the Mounted Charge Command card text to read
    Boar’s Snout
    Select one foot unit and up to two adjacent foot units. Each unit can move one extra hex and battle.
    When battling, add 1 die to each supported unit. Ordered units may not engage in Ranged Combat.

 

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