Thursday, July 12, 2018

Vikings versus Andalusians

After the success of last week's game I decided to see if I could field a 28mm Basic Impetus army using my Saga Vikings.

And I could!  

It looks a bit like a DBA army (must check what the DBA Viking army elements are).

I had to make up special movement trays for my figures and need to redo most of the flocking (which you will see is pretty sparse if you expand the pictures).

Simon's Andalusians are arrayed in front of my army.  
He is short a unit of slingers and a unit of light cavalry. 

 End of Turn 2, from the Viking left as they start to advance.
Raiders are on the left (bottom of photo), Irish on the right.

 Turn 3 from the Viking right this time, 
where the Andalusian medium cavalry are rapidly advancing.

 Turn 4 as seen from the Andalusian side.

 The Christian Knights make a magnificent charge.

 End of Turn 5 and the knights finally stopped chewing up the Vikings before them,
Poor cohesion roles and an inability to inflict casualties 
had the two remaining Viking units down to 1 VBU each.

 There was a brief pause...

 End of Turn 6.
The Vikings have charged in the centre.
On the Viking right there is only the general's unit left facing the victorious knights.  

 End of Turn 7 and the knights are in check.
On the Viking left contact is about to be made, 
while fighting continues in the centre.

 End of Turn 8 and it is a standoff on the Viking right.

 While on their left the Vikings have routed all before them, except the Andalusian commander.

 End of Turn 9 and it is getting tricky for the Vikings.

 End of Turn 10.
The victorious Vikings on the left (on the right of the above photo)
 are now hurrying to rescue the right.

 End of Turn 11.
The fighting has been very ineffective.

 And with Turn 12 the fighting continues to be of no consequence.

 End of Turn 13, unlucky for some...

The Viking right could not hold out.  
The Viking commander goes down fighting.

The Vikings suffered badly with initial high cohesion roles that saw them take a lot of casualties.  They then made an amazing stand by rolling low for cohesion and eventually dying through accumulated disorder losses.  Unfortunately their left wing troops couldn't get back into action, which is fair enough given the Andalusians were missing two units.


  1. Thanks for posting. A grand game.

    1. It's good now that I can field a 15mm Viking army to fight your Sassanids.