"Lord Eddard Stark could unexpectedly scape from his prison in the Red Keep.. In the meanwhile everybody in the North believed he was dead, so the Noble proclaimed his Son Robb as King in the North.. However they both rejoined soon, when Robb invaded the soutgh leading the Stark forces....
It was some kind of problem as The Bannermen had sworn loyalty already to Robb, but nevertheless they had to move prompty together: One Royal Army lead by JAime Lannister and Ser Grgeor Clegane had already moved fast to the Rivers land... A battle was to be fought near a hill and a small
wood.. The war could be decided much faster than expected"
Hello, Finnally I managed to play a battle of the gaming system I discovered some weeks ago...
I had already enough miniatures to make two armies of the basic set "Starks" and Lannister"
Me and my friend Luis found an oportunity last friday between 11pm and 2 am while respective families were sleeping :)
We experimented some difficulties because of late hour of the day and our first time playing (our english was also not so good so late and reading rulebook was harder than usual). Anyway we found the Game quite agile and funny.. 4 rounds of hard and fast fighting.. Around One hour!!
First challenge of all: dealing with transport to Luis´place: My magneted figs on a toolbox . it worked! The neodymium mangnets glued under the fig bases are quite strong, they stayed fixed on the movement trays (also adapted at home with a very narrow iron sheet) see the pictures,
They arrived almost 100% with no damages (only Robb Stark got loose of his base, I repaired him later)
Deploy: we prepared an easy scenario ... flat field with a small wood on the "west" and a low hill on the "east". Each of those both locations had a value of 1 Victory point
We took also the smallest armies option, (30 p)
We chose: For each army around 3-4 units, 2 attacched characters and 1 NCU (not combat unit)
Luis took the Stark forces:
-Unit of stark outrider cavalry
-Unit of stark Swordemen
-unit of Bowmen
Stark commander was Lord Eddard , allowed by huis son and followed by nobles, as he was more veteran and apreciated by the men.
Robb lead anway a Unit
Brienne de Tarth is a very loved character of Luis so he hired her as chacrachter among the bowmen (I believe he should had increased his troops in other way..)
Catelyn Stark was the selected NCU, she could support the troops from the tactical board
Starks were deployed in a very loose line covering the north side
Main Stark mobile-attack force on center-left:
Bowmen on the right:
The Lannisters under my command:
1 unit of Halberdiers
1 unit of Muntains men (Men At Arms)
1 Unit of crossbowmen
1 Unit of Lannister Guards (swordsmen)
Commander fig was Jaime Lannister
Mountains men were lead by his leader Ser GREGOR CLEGANE
NCU was Queen Cersei to damage the enemy plans and moral from the rear...
Lannister deploy: strong slow-attack force on the right. containing forces on the right-center
The game is very quick as each round is played by both players alternating the activation and actions of their respectve units. You can introduce changes and extra free actions with your "Tactic cards" (specific for each army and commander, you have always a Hand of three cards , drawing and discarting from a gane-deck of 20)
We decided to play until a 4 vP conditions was acquired by any of us. at the end of any round we would count the occupied strategical points and save them as accumulated v points
At the beggining the halberdiers rushed trying to get the hill.. they had no movement enough
Stark riders also ran trying to get the halberdiers flank, but they were in a dellicate position. The Mountain advanded to them, but also not enought movement..!!. The riders were able to charge the halberdiers, but not from flank but frontal charge upwards (bad situation actually)
Their hartd fight went on for 3 rounds (sorry no more pics there, we did not realize then!)
Robb Stark and the swordmen tried to make an explot of the Lannister formation gap and advanced against The Mountain
Lannister left wing was somehow slow,, They just made some volley of ineffective bolts with the crossbwomen..
Maybe the swordmen could make a good manuver afterwards? for sure..
Robb hit on the Mountian flank!! Big losses for these lannister mercenaries
The Wolf Greywind also entered the fight!! The Mountain nearly was smashed with all his men
But then thing went totally bad for the Stark.. Lannsiter used tactic carsds and advantages form Tactical Board (where the NCUs play), so they could move fast with the swordmen to attack Robb´s rear.. it was so much for him and his men..
Robb was the last man fighting...
Epic death of King Robb.. much more heroic than...
... ( abloody wedding)
Jaime went quickly away to fight the approaching bowmen from the west
Poor loyal Wolf Greywind also died afterwards.. They were close to Victory of this fight anyway..
Mountains men played and unexpected role of atraccting the enemy central force and resisting the fight.. result could have been quite different if Jaime had not helped!!
Queen Cersei had been acting and conspiring against their enemies...
The Stark bowmen tried to advance on the West to the wood, but they were counterattacked again by Ser Jaime who made the more strategical actions of ther Game, turning and keeping a central position in the filed.
He damaged the bowmen and even as able to conquer the Wood.. The day was for the Lannister Army
Sadly we made no pcitures of the big fight on the left between the Lannister halberdiers and the Stark riders..These occupied the strategic hill point and charged against de halbediers, who were hard and had an advantage of defensive formation and halberds, and extra attack action..
Riders suffered heavy losses but were able to stand for two rounds, with the ability of eddard of recovering wounds...
At the end of orund 4, the unit wa salso destroyed an the hill also occupied by the halbdrdiers.
On the other side, the bowmen with Brienne stand but the wood was lost...
Starks: 2 points (2 accumulated strategic points)
Lannister: 4 points (2 strategic points and 2 enemnies detroyed)
Funny and fast game, I want to play again soon