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martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Just a short plug for the Peter Pig rules "Longships". These rules can be used to play the battles/raids found in the last kingdom series. The rules are set in the ninth century as is the TV show.
An average Viking army consists of 5 units each representing boat crew of about 30 fighting men. Typical combat between units consist of a challenge, then forming shield wall, then send in some line breakers followed by the actual fighting which might result in a shieldwall being forced back or actually broken.
The standard game features raids, but battles are played too.
So if you are considering playing the battles from the series do consider "longships" by PP.
The rules do not include the later armies that are popular amongst gamers fighting with Vikings from later centuries. They do include Welsh, Irish, Carolingians etc from the ninth century. Sorry No Varangians and Normans from tenth and eleventh centuries.
There is more information on the rules section of the PP website.
the rules are gridded. So no ruler measuring. 5x3 foot for 15mm. Bigger table for bigger figures using bigger squares



martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

Sorry, forgot direct link



darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 3:37 p.m. PST

Just started watching that series this weekend, you sneaky devil you. ;)

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2017 1:01 a.m. PST

Bernard Cornwell just wanted some 15mm action

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

Can't blame the man for that.

Sean D Clark13 May 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

I'll second this recommendation. If you live the Cornwell books you'll love this game. It's difficult not to imagine one of the battle scenes from one of the books as you play it out.

All of my leaders have names and my own warbands is led by Skellagrim the Hound. This game let's you tell your own tales and create your own Sagas!!!!

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