Sunday, 5 March 2017

Hundred Years War campaign moves for games 5 and 6

Following on from the French victory over the tail of the English army commanded by Sir John Chewford. Sir John's was able to retire to the safety of the main English camp, but there was going to be little respite with French blocking and chasing forces closing in.

On the campaign map units may not move diagonally. So after some deliberation Prince Riddick decided his army should up march north and try and move around the bulk of the blocking French and also put more distance between the chasing forces.

After the last battle the tail of the English army was able to escape and meet up with other elements of the English army.
The English advance guard commanded by the Prince himself move north only to move headlong into elements of the French army (commanded by Baron Bechad) who were trying to bottle up the English army.

Meanwhile, before the remaining elements of the English army could follow the Prince north. Duc Duclos had followed up quickly after his victory to attack the English camped on the river bend. Fortune was on his side and his messengers has successfully reached Baron Chastain who moved to join forces with his liege lord. An opportunity for the Baron to seek revenge for some recent losses at the hand of the English.

Prince Riddick moves north while remaining elements of his army caught between elements of the chasing and blocking French forces.
A quick dice roll determined which battle would be fought first. So we move to game 5 where Sir John and the Duc pit there wits against each other in another battle. When playing games there is only one leader per army determined by rank, and Sir John out ranks the Sheriff of Lockdew.

English forces led by Sir John Chewford
 English Units
3 x Bowmen
1 x Foot Sergeants
2 x Foot Men at Arms
1 x Mounted Sergeants
1 x Mounted Men at Arms

French forces led by Duc Duclos
French Units
3 x Crossbow
2 x Foot Sergeants
2 x Foot Men at Arms
2 x Mounted Men at Arms

French line up for battle
English wait for the French onslaught
English right flank take advantage of woods and difficult terrain


  1. Peter,
    Splendid photos of your Brits and French- certainly the old Minifigs do have a great charm about them...I have a fully Illustrated Minifigs catalogue from the 1970s that do harbour and cherrish- my first metal figures were Minifigs - britains done up as Vikings in the early 1980's. Cheers. KEV.

    1. KEV - thanks. I bought my figures about 1976 and they were the first full metal army I painted up.

  2. Two simultaneous battles leads me to ask if one battle's outcome may affect the other?

    1. Interesting question - in previous battles the loser has been able to choose their path of retreat, unless a major victory then the winner chooses the path. In the current situation this could be to the English advantage with the close proximately should they lose one of the battles. While this does not seem fair, the loser gaining an advantage from a loss, it does add to the vagaries of campaigning in the medieval world. I have not made up my mind on the approach yet, but with your question I am tempted to allow the vagaries apply.