|Saxons on the right, Britons on the left.|
I sorted out the armies from my recently expanded Dark Ages figures, although options are limited for the Saxons. They can have warriors, warriors and more warriors, plus a single unit of cavalry and two of skirmishers. So the Saxon force was three generals(one senior) with three units of warriors each. The senior general had the single unit of noble cavalry and the other two each had a single unit of javelinmen skirmishers.
The Romano-British had a few more options. They had a senior general with three units of spearmen with added bows and one each of light cavalry and skirmisher javelinmen. General two had the same force except the skirmishers had bows. General three was mounted and led the cavalry arm with three units of javelin and one of lance armed cavalry plus another unit of light cavalry.
The game went fairly well, the Saxons gained the upper hand quite early as neither Jack nor myself could hit anything. Luckily the youthful generalship of Charlie(aka son of Jack) was doing better against Christophers Saxon warriors. Jacks center line managed to steady after some good hits and my cavalry managed to lure some of JJ's warriors out of the woods and then outflank them on both sides.
|Nasty Saxon Warriors ready to pillage etc|
|The sole unit of Saxon cavalry|
|Massed ranks of British cavalry|
|The British center, a thin line of spearmen|
|British right flank, deployed with a bit more depth|
|The woods are full of hairy Saxons|
|And so are the hills!|
|Nathan's warriors chase of the British skirmishers|
|They are just bullies really. 12 against 3!|
|Roman light cavalry try to get around the left flank|
|Saxons occupy the hill and dare Charlie to charge them.|
Thanks to Jack, Charlie, Christopher, Nathan and JJ for playing the game and JJ again for the pictures.