The tournament was to be round Robin with a big "Feast For Crows" at the end for the top 4 places to determine final ranking!
I am notoriously bad at not getting pictures of my tournament games, so I do apologize.
MY NORMAN ARMY:
2 Units of 4 Hearthguard Knights
1 Unit of 8 Hearthguard Knights
1 Unit of 8 Warrior Crossbows
1 Unit of Levy Archers
Joe Moore was kind enough to loan me both sets of ranged units (I quickly purchased my own right after the tournament!)
Clash of Warlords vs Anglo-Saxons.
I'm sorry but I forget the Gentleman's name. He essentially had 2 big beefy units of warriors, 2 units of 4 hearthguard, and one unit of levy bowmen.
Early on, my big unit of Knights raced forward and gutted his bowmen, largely tearing into his right flank. The knights were bloodied and pulled back with just 1 remaining, but they did their damage. Meanwhile, my archers and crossbows rained down death on them.
In round two, I faced Jeff and his Skraelings. They have an insanely crazy battle board and they're all armed with Javelins! I learned quickly to fear Javelins in my game with Eric the Shooty.
With that I went into round 3 with 2 wins. Next up I was to face Brian and his Irish (using the Welsh Battleboard). The mission was The Escort, which is a bit funny to wrap your head around. Brian did a great job of writing our battle up, have a look at his post here: http://littlewarsva.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-to-latest-of-my-rare-blog.html
(The next few pictures are borrowed from his blog)
After that, I was totally pooped. A lack of sleep the night before - Isabelle is experiencing the developmental milestone where she becomes self aware. As a baby, that makes it terrifying to be alone! So she's back to not sleeping. ouch! So, I was fairly burned out and a little grumpy. I apologize to my opponents. I wanted nothing more than to go sit somewhere and drink a beer!
Anyhow, the big 4 way at the end was ugly. I was up against 2 Welsh opponents and a Skraeling! I knew my horsies would be mercilessly javelined to their doom, so adopted a "wait till they've softened each other up" doctrine. It didn't work all that well!
|Again, this image is stolen from Little Wars VA- Brian's excellent blog!|
All in all I had a really great time at the tournament! Joe and company always do a great job and the prizes from Architects of War sweetened the pot!
More importantly, Saga has held up through my trial period. Plays well at home, plays well in a tournament. That's what I like to see!