Good Morning Folks
Monday night saw a very special game in the shed, it was of course the last of our games to refight each and everyone of the major battles of the Wars of the Roses using the excellent Never Mind the Billhooks ruleset. We have tailored these slightly to fit our style of fast play frenetic engagements but I think we have kept the spirit for which they have been intended. I do intend to produce a summary of these games and will invite each of the participants to share their own comments.
Part 1 can be found HERE
Given this was the last game and interest was high amongst my playing group, I invited eight players to take sides in the Bosworth battle. It was a bit of squeeze to fit everyone in but it was great fun.
I would take charge of Richard III and his cavalry force, John and Mark K would lead Richards battles and if Northumberland took part these troops would be lead by Tony.
Facing us across the field were the Lancastrian stalwarts Mark F and Alastair and those pesky Stanley's were lead by Vince and Stuart. As always a short briefing before the battle took place with both sides of the winning conditions. There would be an automatic victory for the side that killed Henry Tudor or Richard III. Failing that victory would be achieved if either Lancastrian or Yorkist army could destroy their opponents (ie one side would lose all their tokens). The morale tokens for the Stanleys and Northumberland were kept separate so with the Yorkists enjoying a significant advantage in numbers it was going to be a tough ask for the Red Rose.
I'd set the forces up earlier and given both sides were literally just out of bow range we forego the maneuver phase.
|Five of the eight generals survey the field|
|Henry Tudor cajoling the Stanleys to join the fight|