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VIK04 Basing 871

Victory Results:
 50 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  50 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by MarkMcG on 2022-06-26 13:58:04

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

In late December 870 the Vikings invaded Wessex and occupied Reading. Several battles followed in quick succession, Englefield, a West Saxon victory, Reading, a Viking victory and Ashdown on about 8 January, a West Saxon victory.

The Battle of Basing was a victory of a Danish Viking army over the West Saxons at the royal estate of Basing in Hampshire on about 22 January 871. King Æthelred and his brother, the future King Alfred the Great, were defeated at Basing.


War Council

SAXONS (Use Tan blocks)
• Leader : King Æthelred of Wessex
• 4 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens

VIKINGS (Use Purple Blocks)
• Leader: Halfdan Ragnarsson
• 4 Command Cards
• 3 Inspired Action tokens
• Move first

Victory
5 Banners

SPECIAL RULES

  • Auxilia units Battleback with 1 extra die.
  • Saxons use the Byzantine Inspired Actions
  • Vikings use all Inspired 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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