Saturday, October 20, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Sven advances on the Duke, heedless of the Knights that protect him and of the bolts that slay one of his few remaining Hirdmen.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Huscarls wielding Danish axes answer the Warlord's call.
Shields are slung over their back to free both hands for the hefty weapon.
Viking Hirdmen prepair to face the Danes.
Shields are emblazed with the cross by those who have converted.
Highlighting a few more figures for Saga painted and near ready for battle- more Viking Hirdmen and the beginings of an Anglo-Danish warband.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The armies array on opposite sides of the river, slim bridges span between them.
The Normand host defends one briges with mounted Knights sent to cross the other.
The Knights crush into the host defending the bridge. Sven with Bondi and Berserker is caught off guard by the Norman ferocity.
The Berserkers fall under the hooves and spears.
Viking Bondi brave the Norman volley to cross the bridge.
Sven leads his Bondi into the remaing Knights and a fierce battle ensues. The Knights are killed, but with a heavy toll.
Bondi and Hirdmen are slowed by Norman volleys.
The Bondi, weakend, prove no match for the Norman Sergeants.
The Hirdmen alone face the Norman host.
Sven spurns his remaining Bondi onward toward the battle.
The armies array on the field of battle.
Viking Bondi don their shields, the Berserkers nash their teeth.
Norman Sergeant load their crossbows and heft their spears.
Sven assesses the battle and bellows his orders.
Bondi charge the Foot Knights protecting Comte Perriuer while Sven leads another band into the Norman horse.
The Norman Knights protect their Lord, killing six men, but loosing two of their own.
On the other flank Sven Greybeard savagely leads his men into the Norman horse, killing man and beast till none remain.
Norman Sergeants charge to avenge their fallen Knights.
Though they kill many they are repelled by the fury of Sven's band.
Viking Hirdmen crash into the Norman crossbowmen.
The Sergeants do not withstand the steel of the Hirdmen.
Sven leads his Bondi into the remaining Norman spear with heavy loses to both sides. Comte Perriur and his remaining Knights face off with the Hirdmen.
Eric the Ambitious attemps to end this battle by killing the Comte.
His valient charge will be told of in the Sagas, and he will be burried with sword and shield on the spot where he fell.
Sven has but one Bondi and he relentlessly pursues the last of the Norman spearmen.
It leaves him alone to face the Sergeants volley and only the cover of a tree preserves his life.
Elsewhere on the field Viking Berserkers muster their frenzy and charge the Norman Comte. The last of the Norman Knights thrusts his leader aside and takes the blow meant for him. Enraged, the Comte sends the Berserkers to Valhalla.
Sven Greybeard, his countrymen dead and dying, lets out a cry and charges the Norman Sergeants.