Venue: Virtual Table via Table Top Simulator
Players: Phil Gardocki running Medieval Scots, list 222
David Ray running War of the Roses, Lancastrian, list 236.
Game System: L'Art de la Guerre, 200 points per side.
Theme: Just passing time.
The Lancastrians, which art only mark'd for hot vengeance and the rod of heaven. Led by the wayward decayed misbegotten-divel, Stafford, the Competent, hiding with his loggerheaded puke-stockinged knights.
Thou bawdy common-kissing lout, Glouster, the Ordinary!
And thou traitorous base-court eunuch, Bedford, both Competent, but Unreliable.
1 Currours, Heavy Cavalry, Impact
The Scots, would thou wert clean enough to spit upon, are at the bottom.
|The Scots Pike are squeezed in between two field. The Highlanders were deployed to either take the hill, or retreat to the field they were adjacent.|
|The Lancastrian knights move out at a trot. On their left, the hill is flooded with Irish and Welsh. Border horsemen race across the field looking for targets.|
|Lancastrian knights, now breathing heavily, slow to a walk Their right flank covered by Longbowmen. The Border horsemen have had enough, and exit. The Northern Border Militia (2HW Mediocre) are advanced.|
|Seeing opportunity, McDarril accepts the challenge and advances his Scots spear. MacLawrence's two odd files continue their odd redeployment.|
The picture of the Lancastrian move was lost, so this is a combined shot from the bottom of the turn.
First, the Lancastrian forces on their right continued to advance, revealing a Scot's ambush as a cluster of small boys playing with their 30 pound bows. The Knights continued to advance, their escorting longbows advanced for shooting and disordering a file of pike.
The boys lift their bows and the Retinue Archers laughed! Their spindly arms wavering with the strain. And the Retinue Archers laughed even more. An arrow took John from Appleby-in-Westmorland in his good eye! How is he going to participate in annual fair now! The Retinue Archers are of two minds here, either run in and spank the runts or show them what real archery is about. While they were discussing the merits of wasting a penny a sheaf for arrows, the little bastards loose again! The got Gaven from Epp-on-the-Moor, and John (not Appleby-in-Westmorland). This is too much!
|Yep, on the left, LI, Bow scores two hits on Longbow(elite) and receiving nothing in return.|
MacDarryl's Highlanders (on the right), seeing the return of the cavalry, and being supported by foot on the hill, decides to withdrawal. Let the pike take the first hits.
|The Lancastrians advance three of their foot knights, the other two holding back to avoid routing longbow. Some of their cavalry is pushed forward.|
On the right side of the board, the horsemen retreat. The Lancastrian infantry filling the gaps.
The score is now 12 to 2, but the Lancastrians have opted to surrender the battlefield. He could not see any advantage anywhere on the field. On the left, his archers were broken, or about to be, his knights disordered and soon to be flanked.
The Mediocre Pike were facing Mediocre 2HW, and the Lancasterians on the hill were an archer and two Javelinmen verses 4 Bow/Sword Highlanders.