Ecgbert, patriarch of England    
  The Battle of Hingston Down - 838AD   1 unit = 50 HI, 25 LH, 35 LMI or Cv, 17 LI
 

Background:
The Britons of Cornwall had always been enemies of the Anglo-Saxon invaders and in 845 they welcomed the new raiders from Denmark as allies in their fight against Wessex. The crew of 30 drakars joined the Cornwall Britons. But Ecgbert had one last battle in him and meant to put an end to the border war once and for all.

Game notes:
- The men of Wessex swept their opponents from their position on the hill and are presumed to have lost none of their fighting spirit.
- The Saxons started using larger shields at some stage and this is presumed to coincide with the adoption of the shieldwall tactics. The Saxon shieldwall reduces the opponent's Melee Factor by 1. In addition, shieldwall troops do not suffer the extra casualty if they lose against a furious charge or are pushed back by Knights.
- All cavalry dismount as spear of the same quality. 2 units of cavalry = 1 unit of spear
- Allies are potentially unreliable - The Vikings and Cornish must each be routed separately as they are not affected by each other's destruction.

 
     
 
 
     
 
THE ARMY OF WESSEX Anglo-Saxon - list 147
Command: +6 Army demoralisation value: 87
  Command 1         command strength 28
CinC: Ecgbert - King of Wessex included Brilliant  +2 CP Range: 8UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
10 500 Hird* HI spear Elite 2UD 5   4 5 shieldwall; armour
6 200 cavalry HC Ordinary 4UD 5   3 3 armour; evade
  Command 2         command strength 26
Sub: Æthelwulf, eldest son Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
10 500 Hird & Fyrd* MI spear Elite 2UD 5   4 5 shieldwall; no armour; missile support
10 160 scouts LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; missile support; evade
*LI can give missile support to spear
  Command 3         command strength 13
Sub: Ealdorman of Dorset Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
6 500 Hird & Fyrd* HI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 shieldwall; armour
6 200 cavalry MC Ordinary 4UD 4   3 3 no armour; evade
  Command 4         command strength 10
Sub: Ealdorman of Devon Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
6 300 Hird & Fyrd* MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 shieldwall; no armour; missile support
6 150 scouts LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; missile support; evade
*LI can give missile support to spear
  Command 5         command strength 10
Sub: Ealdorman Hun of Somerset Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
6 400 Hird & Fyrd* MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 shieldwall; no armour; missile support
6 150 scouts LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; missile support; evade
*LI can give missile support to spear
 
     
 
THE CORNISH-VIKING ALLIANCE Welsh - list 146 & Viking - list 150
Command: +3 Army demoralisation value: 89
  Command 1         command strength 29
CinC: King of Cornwall included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
14 500 Cornish warriors* LMI Warband Ordinary 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
7 250 Cornish Auxilia LMI Javelin Ordinary 3UD 4 1UD 3 2 no armour; evade
14 250 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
 
  Command 2         command strength 29
Sub: Ealdorman included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
14 500 Cornish warriors* LMI Warband Ordinary 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
7 250 Cornish Auxilia LMI Javelin Ordinary 3UD 4 1UD 3 2 no armour; evade
14 250 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
 
  Command 3         command strength 31
Ally: Viking Jarl included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
5 250 Huscarls* HI Sword Elite 2UD 5   5 4 2HW; armour
20 700 Viking raiders LMI Sword Ordinary 3UD 4   4 3  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
 
 
 
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