Chris Swearwengen arrived and we stumbled through our first game of Dragon Rampant. I took us a while, as neither of us had played before. After a hard fought battle, my Undead defeated his orcs by a healthy margin. Very enjoyable, even had I lost.
At 2pm, we started my game of Defend the Kirk, Saxons defending against a Viking raid. Here's the table before the start of the game.
Almost all the Viking and Saxon warriors are plastic Wargames Factory figures. The women are a mix of Old Glory and other manufacturers. The rules were Swordplay 2016 by Two Hour Wargames. I made a few mods to fit the game, since it is intended for small actions of 4 or 5 figures per side.
The Viking advanced from the ship, and were seen by a bowman in the watchtower, who sounded the alarm. The Saxons were slow and cautious in reaction, allowing the Vikings to swarm around a couple of houses before beginning to plunder.
The bloodiest fight took place over the chest from the kirk, changing hands a number of times before all the Vikings attempting to take it were killed.
We decided that the Viking warlord would return a hero, since his lone ship defeated over 1,000 Saxons, captured all their women, and defiled the kirk. All those who died were already drinking mead with the gods in Valhalla..
The Saxons had defeated 5 longships of vicious Vikings, killing hundreds of the scum. However, they had to face the shame of being unable to defend the kirk, from hundreds of heathen berserker madmen who slaughtered the clergy and those who sought sanctuary there.
Would the bishop kindly send more clergy to see to the souls of the departed and tend to his flock, battered by heathens?
And, Eorl, we humbly submit that we might be a little low on our just portion of our crops that we happily render to you, through His grace.