Eadric the Wild has amassed his Forces on a small rise close to a village on this, his left flank, is his only cavalry a contingent of mercenary welsh light cavalry, the rest of his ‘rebel’ army is a mix of infantry and small units of welsh skirmishers
Earl Osbern as befits his status has several units of the dreaded Norman heavy cavalry
Well armoured Infantry and a couple of small units of cross bowmen
Eadric is here to teach in invader a lesson so orders his army forward
Worryingly Norman heavy cavalry can be seen on the flank
On his left flank the welsh cavalry using hit and run tactics hold the cavalry back for a while
Annoyingly for Eadric the wood in the centre of the battlefield forces his attack line to break up slightly
The first unit of knights has been chased away but ominously a second unit is advancing to the charge
The battlelines have met in the centre, some unlucky morale rolls (seem to be a regular feature at the moment) mean a couple of key units fail to get stuck in for the Anglo-Saxons, but this central clash will be key to the outcome
Good to see those Norman knight fleeing the battlefield 🙂
Eadric has stabilised his left flank but as the centre weakens he is forced to move troops across to support
Encouraged by Eadric himself the centre is holding
But then suddenly the centre unit collapses !
A splendid run out for the Dark ages collection, obviously I need to get the movement trays painted. We played with Kinhs of war which worked reasonably well, at the end of the day they are mainly men in armour/mail so there isn’t huge subtlety in the combat.