Our last game was on the 23rd of April. We played the church raid scenario, the Saxon player gets to pick whether we play a raid or a battle and Adam decided to go with a raid, a d6 was thrown to select the raid. By now the Saxons had a string of victories and had captured one of my three provinces, I really needed a victory. As usual you can find an excellent AAR with photos on Adams blog, the Fencing Frog.
This is a tough raid for the Saxons, I got a fairly good starting position and the Saxons started on the far side of a stream (it would of killed them if it was a river). I was quite hamstrung though by the position of the church as it ended up being placed next to a swamp which really hurt my ability to use my levy in shieldwall (they are really quite useless unless thus protected).
It was a brutal battle with heavy losses on both sides, but as you can see I was able to gain a 4+ victory so gained 2 gold and 2 warriors. Additionally the Saxons lost two of their nobles. The campaign is now as follows, we are hoping to have our next game this Thursday. I believe neither of us are tiring of the campaign, it really is very well designed.
I thought I would also add a few photos from our trip, I add non gaming stuff to my blog once a year and it has been a couple of years so I will allow myself this indulgence.
|My daughter Jane and her Aunt Wendy in front of guess what!|
|My son Simon|
|It was my wife's father 70th birthday the alleged reason for the trip|
|Made it to the top of yet another church, this time the Sacré Coeur in Montmatre|
|Two excellent beers in Bruges|
|Bruges is quite beautiful|
|The Bell Tower in Bruges, it had even more steps than Sacré Coeur|
|The Romantick Pand Hotel|
|Even Jennifer was convinced to drink Belgian Beer|
|Pre Moulin Rouge snaps|
|Simon enjoyed the Moulin Rouge!|
|Do I look French?|
|Sisters in the Rain|
|Back to Bruges, I did make it to the top|
|Well worth a visit|
|My beautiful wife|