I achieved a first for myself in the wargaming hobby this past week. I gamed with my figures and terrain in another location other then my house. Until then I was the only one who had gamed with my figures and terrain and only ever in my own home. However, I got the opportunity to pack up my dark age figures and terrain and my smaller gaming mat and take it over to a friends house. Needless to say I was quite excited. So excited in fact I forgot extra batteries for my camera and ended up with no pictures of the last couple of turns of the game.
This was a spur of the moment thing so I did not have time to prepare a scenario. We ended up just making one up when I got there. I used a watered down home brew of the Age of Blood 2nd Edition rules. I split my available figures evenly, we designated one figure each as a leader, threw down the terrain and got to playing.
The basic concept for the scenario is two dark age forces fighting over the only well for miles. While this might seem unnecessary given the close proximity of the river however, come winter the river freezes solid and it is much easier and safer to draw water from the well. What follows is the brief game that ensued.
We each deployed on either side of the board coming down the road towards the well in the center of the battlefield.
The two forces closing in on each other. My forces coming from the bottom of the picture after crossing the bridge.
Both sides begin to form a battle-line, while the lone archers on each side take unsuccessful shots at one another.
The battle lines clash with both sides taking casualties.
My line is pushed back and begins to be flanked on the left.
One of my brave (or foolish) men breaks through to attack the enemy archer who is protected by the enemy leader.
My men take heavy casualties but still mange to inflict a few on the enemy force.
At this point the batteries ran out on my camera and for the life of us my friend and I could not find another set. The next few turns saw us trade casualties man for man until both sides were so battered that they both withdrew to lick their wounds leaving the battle a stalemate.
For being thrown together by me at the last minute the game was quick but alot of fun. It was a great feeling being able to share all my figures and terrain with a friend outside of my house. I look forward to doing it again but until then I will be getting back to my on going campaign.