The Doom of Aethelweard Part Seven
Part 1: The Raid
Part 2: Making Off with the Spoils
Part 3: Bring Him Back Alive!
Part 4: The Sacred Banner
Part 5: The Wild Hunt
Part 6: Stop the Ritual!
And now we present the climactic final instalment: Death at Their Heels! (10.1.9)
Our forces would indeed look unbalanced. I was able to field my full complement of 402 points. This gave me Aethelweard, Eadwulf, Ordwulf, a Fyrd skirmisher and nine Fyrd spearmen. The Draugr were able to field 208 of their 215 available points. Tilga the shieldmaiden would lead them in the hopes of avenging the deaths of Glars Glarsson and Soggan. Whilst the Anglo-Saxons definitely had the numerical advantage, it wasn't going to look good for eight of them...
No dice rolls were fudged in the playing of this game. I say this just now because you'll think we did before the end of this report!
In the first turn, both sides moved as quickly as they could towards their objective.
Thus I can recount with a heavy heart that The Doom of Aethelweard ended with a victory for the fell Draugr. Admittedly though, it was the kind of victory that would rival that of Pyrrhus himself...