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Rules => Longships- Wrath of the Vikings => Topic started by: martin goddard on February 09, 2019, 07:38:32 AM

Title: Skirmishers etc
Post by: martin goddard on February 09, 2019, 07:38:32 AM
Used Welsh last night at club. The skirmishers were quite lucky, but created a a lot if problem for the enemy. Killing one base can cause a morale  test wherein the unit might lose 2D6. Enough to hold them back. Being free, the 3 units of skirmishers helped the Welsh lack of armour.

Rob used Swine head. It worked well but suffered deaths too. Killed my unarmored Welsh spears. probably good when you have some armoured men to make up the snout.

We also had 4 challenges. 3 resulted in death. Close and tense.


Great games.
Title: Re: Skirmishers etc
Post by: Leman on February 09, 2019, 01:08:52 PM
That sounds interesting as I have a really old Welsh-style army (from when FK15 used to be based in Northern Ireland) awaiting a rebase for use with Longships. I grew up in Llandudno which had a strong Viking connection.
Title: Re: Skirmishers etc
Post by: Sean Clark on February 09, 2019, 05:23:06 PM
What is the Viking connection with Llandudno? I spent many a childhood holiday there and have never heard about this.
Title: Re: Skirmishers etc
Post by: Leman on February 09, 2019, 09:53:41 PM
The Great Orme and Little Orme; the word Orme comes from the Scandinavian Omr which apparently means sea creature or sea monster. The Ormes were a landmark for raiding Vikings from the Isle of Man and Ireland. I now live in SW Lancs, another Viking area, in Formby (founded by Vikings as Fornebei). Local Viking place names include Litherland, Crosby, Ainsdale, Birkdale, Kirkby and, of course, Ormskirk, Omr also being a Viking given name.