|Nottingham before the excitement|
|Guy's Manor House|
|The Sheriff inspects his troops|
The Above picture shows the scene from the ramparts of Nottingham. In the far distance you can see Guy de Guisborne's manor, the chapel of her Fair Lady (currently occupied by the Crusaders). Sherwood Forest lies along the right hand edge of the table and the Lincoln Road can be reached over the bridge in the centre
|View from Nottingham|
Our first melee saw both units wiped out with only the leaders standing. Alas for Ivanhoe he was exposed to Guys heavily armoured mates. Ivanhoe sadly went down in a pool of blood and a pile of metal.
|The demise of the Crusader|
Meanwhilst the Bishop of Lincoln advanced into town and rather fortuitously captured both the ladies in waiting.
The Bishop of Lincolns armoured retinue march into Locksley and start turning the place upside down for hidden gold.
Bewildered serfs stand in amazement (and dread) as the Bishops men march into the hamlet.
Boldly charging in the front of his troops The Sheriff makes swift work of the peasants and serfs defending the village. With a harsh cackle he rides the corpses down again just to make sure.
Are there no warriors worthy of mighty skills...he cries (subsequently choosing to ignore the taunts from the Merry Men)
Finally Robins men entered the rather depleted village to slug it out with the Sheriff crossbowmen. A lack of orders meant they soon got chopped up by the quarrels of Nottingham.
With Ivanhoe dead Guy de Guisbourne rode his charger towards the Chapel of our Fair Lady for Spoils and loot...
Turning his charge around The Bishop dashes for the Lincoln road, dragging the horse of the Lady. To his right Little Johns Merry men open fire decimating the cavalry unit. The Bishop all alone rides hard for the village.
He reaches the village only to fall to an unerring shot from Robin Hood. Eager to promote his vanity Robin dashes forward for a
But all was lost...half the forces of good had fallen and all the treasure looted.
The final score 13 points to the Ruling Class and Six to the Merry men.
A great game - several turns last about 2.5 hours and a fantastic time had by all. We will definitely be rolling this one out again next week.
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Until next time...