Saxon Conquest of Northern Britain    
  The Battle of Degsastan - 603AD   1 unit = 100 HI, 50 LH, 65 LMI & Cv, 33 LI
     
 

Background
Alarmed by the advancing Anglo-Saxons, the Scottish King Aedan Mac Gabhrain forged a coalition with other local and Irish Kings and met the army of Hering across a stream in the Scottish hills.

Game notes
All mounted troops dismount as their infantry equivalent The Saxons were extremely disciplined in the defence of their position and don't count as impetuous warband. All ally commands are potentially unreliable. The alliance must move first

 
     
 
 
 
 
2 pics of the Dawston Burn, decidedly tricky terrain to fight in.
 
     
 
THE SCOTS AND THEIR ALLIES Caledonian, Irish, Scots & Picts - list 99
Command: +3 Army demoralisation value: 64
  Scots of Dal Riata         command strength 20
CinC: Aedan Mac Gabhrain included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
1 100 Household warriors LHI warband Elite 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; armour
14 900 Clansmen LMI warband Ordinary 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
6 200 javelinmen LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
  Irish allies         command strength 19
Ally Irish ally chieftain Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
18 1200 Hearthmen and freemen LMI warband Ordinary 3UD 4   3 2  +1 impact vs inf; +1 rear support; furious charge; impetuous; no armour
  British allies         command strength 14
Ally British ally chieftain Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
7 700 Pedyt - followers MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 no armour; +1 missile support from LI
6 200 javelinmen LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
6 200 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
Note: LI may give missile support to spear if placed directly behind them
  Pictish allies         command strength 11
Ally Pict ally chieftain Included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
7 400 spearmen LMI spear Ordinary 3UD 4   4 4 no armour
6 200 archers LI bow Ordinary 3UD 2 2UD 2 1  -1 fire; evade
 
     
 
SAXON ARMY Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, Frisian, Jutes - list 100
Command: +5 Army demoralisation value: 39.5
  Command 1         command strength 13.5
CinC: Hering, son of Hussa Detached Brilliant  +2 CP Range: 8UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
2 200 Household warriors* HI sword Elite 2UD 5   5 4 armour
5 500 Levy warriors MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 no armour; +1 missile support from LI
5 150 javelinmen LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
Note: LI may give missile support to spear if placed directly behind them
  Command 2         command strength 13.5
Sub:  Theodbald, Aethelfrith's brother Detached Brilliant  +2 CP Range: 8UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
2 200 Household warriors* HI sword Elite 2UD 5   5 4 armour
5 500 Levy warriors MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 no armour; +1 missile support from LI
5 150 javelinmen LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
Note: LI may give missile support to spear if placed directly behind them
  Command 3         command strength 12.5
Sub:  Saxon leader included competent  +1 CP Range: 6UD      
units Troop description type Quality move strength Range M ft M mtd Abilities & notes
2 200 Household warriors* HI sword Elite 2UD 5   5 4 armour
5 500 Levy warriors MI spear Ordinary 2UD 5   4 5 no armour; +1 missile support from LI
5 150 javelinmen LI javelin Ordinary 3UD 2 1UD 2 1  -1 fire; +1 javelin vs LI & LH; evade
Note: LI may give missile support to spear if placed directly behind them
 
 
 
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