Thursday, 19 November 2015
Alfred the Great - The Great Heathen Army 871 AD, February Turn Four
It is February 871 AD and with the failed assault on Lundene, Eathelred is forced to retire back to Readingum and regroup.
King Halfden has set his army to foraging in Wiltunseir and is set to gather in fifty-three re-supply points with the four villages each worth eleven points and the Abbey at Malmsbury worth nine points. thus allowing the pagans to reinforce with a minimum of fifty three warriors - dark days for Wessex!
As expected, the failure of the Saxon assault has allowed the Viking force to increase and use their force to surround and lay siege to Cippenhamm
A close up of the siege lines reveals what a lot of Vikings there are.
Oh dear, how sad, never mind!!
Viking Remarks -Turn 4
Just as I expected the tiny garrison of London throw the Saxons back with great loss, (is there no end to my tactical acumen). My total of nine supply points allows me to place another Jarl (5 points) plus four warriors into London to boost the garrison.
My army is now free to advance on Chippenham, with the skilful use of the road system I can just reach the last hex at the back which allows me to completely surround the town and with this achieved and remembering my bloody nose when last assaulting a town I place a siege marker down instead . The Saxons are at least three turns away so I can sit this out and see what happens