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Old 02-06-2011, 03:39 PM
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The Dulles [Virginia] Area Historical Gaming Society (DAHGS, or what we're going to... ) is giving Roy Naismith's campaign for Great Britain in 1002 a go.

There's a blog here that will carry announcements, battle reports, and stats. Some of the convo will be going on on our local mailing list or by email, but players may end up posting on this thread too.

I've made a few small changes to Mr Naismith's map, and while we are using his campaign rules, we're also testing out the Viking Age house rules suggested by DK.

More news as it happens, as they used to say.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:54 PM
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It seems that we are short one player; the person we thought was taking the role of the Welsh is not in fact doing so.

Anyone interested in leading the men of Gwynedd?

ETA: Our number is now complete with the addition of Mark Davies to play the Welsh!

ETA #2: We're off! And the first player for 1002 is...

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Old 02-09-2011, 04:00 PM
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Welcome aboard Mark!

Frank, err, Duke Richard II of Normandy.
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The Vikings move to York
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:48 PM
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The Vikings move to York
Very good!

Being Vikings, they don't need to check for losses crossing the North Sea in the spring gales.

The English may quickly decide if they want

To puff and look important and to say: –

"Though we know we should defeat you,
we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."


and expend one of their danegeld.

If not, the Vikings may call for allies, then the English, and then the English must decide if they want to stand and fight, hold York with their army, or rely on the garrison of York to hold off the Norsemen.

So, Aethelred, opening up the purse already? or not?
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A brief battle report (maybe the participants can enlarge on it), as the Danes gain a victory and the Normans gain a big pile of argent.
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You got the main bit of it. My line extended farther than my opponents, thanks to all his doubled spear, and when our lines met I had the advantage everywhere except his general's element. However, in two or three rounds of combat I don't think he rolled higher than a 2 (seriously) so he lost everywhere.
It was quick game and the Vikings now have an enemy for life it seems
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A summary of tonight's battle events.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:07 AM
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The Welsh, tempted though they are to take part in the killing up north, choose to spend the spring peaceably, with just the odd spot of localized sheep-stealing for sport.
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The Welsh, tempted though they are to take part in the killing up north, choose to spend the spring peaceably, with just the odd spot of localized sheep-stealing for sport.
It's that grand then?

King Brian? What are the dear Irish going to be doing with themselves the day?
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