The Harrying of the North

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The Normans have invaded. Harold is dead. William the Conqueror has to consolidate his victory before the Northern nobility organise against him… Aeldorman Godwin fights to prevent Norman rule.

Normans

  • William the Bastard
  • 1 Hearthguard (mounted)
  • 4 Warriors (bows)

Anglo-Danes

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  • 2 Hearthguard (Dane axes)
  • 3 Warriors
  • 1 Levy

Battle 1: A clash of warlords.

We fight for our land, again. The Normans have no stomach for battle- they hide behind archers rather than face sword-Danes face to face. The Englishmen must advance to punish the Norman.

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We suffer from the arrows, but Godwin inspires us onwards. As our warriors fall, our fury grows.

The lines clash- his archers die screaming beneath our blades. But his mounted knights run down our Hearthguard- we will pray for them.

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A song in his heart, fearless in the knowledge that God is with us, Godwin faces the Bastard!

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With a sickening crack, Godwin unhorses William- Victory is ours!

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Outcome:

Normans- William loses one attack, One warrior unit loses two men.
Anglo-Danes: One warrior unit loses one man, One Hearthguard unit loses one man, One hearthguard unit gains one advantage.

The Harrying of the North

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