The Doom of Aethelweard Part Two
The Doom of Aethelweard records only the sketchiest remembrances of what followed next in our Theign's most piteous plight.
Our boards are rather plain looking for this one, I'm afraid. Moorlands tend not to have the most exciting items of scenery on them, nor are they particularly noted for trees. This may go some way to explain why so few photos were taken of this encounter. We're playing the scenario Making Off with the Spoils (10.1.2) and using the Twilight complication (10.2.4) over Moorland (10.3.10). We decided that all ground would count as difficult terrain (1), which meant everyone would have an inch deducted from their movement each turn. This would not go well for either Aethelweard or Eadwulf, whose excellent armour rating means they can't run. With only a 5" move each turn, they were both doomed to find themselves mired in the bog. Or bogged in the mire. It's definitely one of the two...It would fall to the much lighter armoured Fyrd to stop the Draugr in their tracks.
here. Aethelweard and his brave retinue would set up on two opposite corners. Here's three of the brave souls.
What followed were a number of turns in which Eadwulf put forwards his Fyrd in the hop of screening of the Draugr's advance, while Aethelweard urged his Fyrd up the rise ahead of them to catch the Draugr in a pincer-like grip. If there were buffalo here, we'd be referencing horns by now...!
...I wonder how that will go?!