One particular opponent Mal is a nemesis for my Vikings, the last few times I have played Mal he has caused a lot of frustration and claimed the life of my warlord on a few occasions.
Mal is a great opponent that has mastered his Anglo Danish battleboard, often resulting is me expending valuable Saga dice and slamming into a rock. Would tonights game be any different, I hoped so.
A six point game - Clash of Warlords, the table had a simple terrain set up a couple of hills and a long house and a small hut.
Mal's force was a Warlord, 1 unit of 12 thegns (3pts), 1 unit of 4 thegns (1pt) 2 units of 8 ceorls(2pts).
My force - Harald Hardrada (1pt) 12 varangians (3pts) 2 units of 8 bondi (2pts)
|The Initial set up|
Turn 3 saw a bit of tactical manouvering on both sides, Mal sent a unit of Thegns to the bottom of the Hill
I moved a unit of bondi Up the hill to block any Flank move and slid the remaining bondi into the gap they had left. Still those Danes hid in the Great hall and I wondered what Mal had Planned for me.
|Turn 4 ( that is a unit of 8 figures on the hill 2 kept sliding down TOO MUCH ALE)|
|The bondi pick up a fatigue from winning the combat, the other bondi get a fatigue from double moving.|
Mal then launches another attack from the great hall a mob of ceorls slam into the Varangians, This saw 3 Varagians sail to Valhalla but had wiped the ceorls out in one attack. With a battle board loaded to his advantage Mal handed over to me.
|Time for some blood.|
This turn saw a valiant defence from Mal but depspite reducing the Varangians to Half their original number, considerable casualties were taken, allowing me to use the battle board to its best and with so many dice and nothing to throw in the way of the hits the Anglo Dane warlord succummed to his wounds and died honourably on the field of Battle.
Overall a great game with a very worthy opponent.