King Arthur’s battles    
  4 - Battle at Coit Celidon - Caledonia   Scale unknown
     
 
Once again, the sage Merlin had had to resuscitate the young Arthur, after his vanquished knights rode right over him when beaten by the Irish at the River Bassas. One of them was reportedly heard saying "that little runt... we should just..." But with zeal born of youthful exuberance, Arthur swings in the saddle again and finds enough followers to embark on a campaign against the Picts, with the promise of spreading much Christian civilisation while at the same time accumulating a ton of loot and plunder. The Picts on the other hand were mindlessly minding their own business, searching their marshes, glens, cracks and crevasses for Susan Boyle. Dare to interfere.
 
     
 
Outcome of the refight The boy Arthur, having learnt from his past defeats, decided this time to let his infantry do the talking. First up though was the matter of the Pictish light horse, left as bait on the Northern edge of the battlefield. Arthur promptly sent all his mounted troops after them and wiped them out in a glorious charge. (He needed a quick morale booster). The infantry had meanwhile taken position between the marshes and steep hills that divided the battlefield and awaited the onslaught of the serried ranks of Picts and their Caledonian allies. That attack was spectacularly blunted by the British skirmishers, and when the rumour started spreading that Susan Boyle was seen scurrying across the windswept hilltops, Pictish attention slackened for just long enough to kill their king. Panicked, the host vanished. The boy warrior Arthur had wisely stayed far away from the action and cunningly claimed a great victory, and the glory.
 
     
 
ARTHURO-BRITISH ARMY Romano-British - list 101
Command: +3 Army demoralisation value: 42
  Command 1         command strength 14
CinC: Arthur - Dux bellorum included Brilliant  +2 CP Range: 8UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
3 Companions of the Round Table* HC Elite 4UD 5   3 3  +1 impact vs all; furious charge; armour
3 Cavalry HC Ordinary 4UD 5   3 3 armour; evade
3 Votadini horse LH javelin Ordinary 5UD 3 1UD 2 2 no armour; evade
  Allied command         command strength 28
Ally Prince Valiant Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
18 Pedyt spearmen MI spear Mediocre 2UD 5   4 5 no armour; missile support from archers
18 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade; missile support to pedyt
 
     
 
 
   
Arthur observing the battle from a distance
   
     
 
 
 
fierce Picts
 
 
     
 
PICTISH ARMY Caledonian, Irish, Scots & Picts - list 99
Command: +1 Army demoralisation value: 44
  Command 1         command strength 32
CinC: Pictish chieftain included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
4 Pictish light horse* LH javelin Ordinary 5UD 3 1UD 2 2 no armour; evade
24 Pictish warriors* LMI spear Ordinary 3UD 4   4 4 no armour; evade
6 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
  Caledonian Allies         command strength 12
Ally: Caledonian chieftain included poor  +0 CP Range: 4UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
12 Caledonian warriors* LMI warband Ordinary 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
 
 
 
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