Hello faithful readers! Today, we will be delving into the Fury of the Northman rules as I take my Victrix Vikings out against my Wargames Atlantic Hibernian Irish.
Erik Greybeard had heard the tales and seen the wealthy himself. These islands had loot, and his fellows had told him how soft the brown frocked defenders had been. It was incredulous to hear that they were unarmed, and had all that gold sitting around! It was too good to pass up.
He gathered enough of his kinsmen to buy a few ships, and they had set sail. It had been several days of wet, grey, and rainy weather but they finally found land. The routes he had been told about were true! His men pulled up into a cove, and found a beach to disembark on.
The first order of business would be to find food for his men. They were tired of the dried fish and fruit, and the barreled water. They wanted something fresh to dine on. He heard the bellow of a cow in the distance and his mouth watered. His men looked expectantly up into the dark woods and rolling hills.
Of course, the approach of his ships had been seen. The shepherds ran back to the local village and told the chief of the newcomers. He sent runners to the other nearby hamlets, and soon the local king had gathered the men folk to defend their lands. King Ercc went forth to meet the invaders.
|Irish from left to right: |
Slingers, Warband, Warriors, Skirmishers, Slingers, Skirmishers
|The Vikings from right to left:|
Skirmishers, Warriors, Warriors, Nobles, Militia
|Viking skirmishers secure a cow, and want to begin to escort it off the board|
|Irish warband attempt to drive off the Viking skirmishers|