VIK04 Basing 871

Written by Mark McG. Posted in Norse invasions of England

Victory Results:
 100 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  0 %
Total plays 1 - Last reported by RiverWanderer on 2022-06-08 18:30:38


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

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