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Grelber11 Jun 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

I thought a game with a quick siege would be interesting for my 28 mm Vikings. I'm not looking at the siege of Paris, here. I'm thinking something smaller. A motte and bailey castle would be at the large end of my spectrum. I understand locals would also flee to stone churches when the Vikings attacked. The Vikings would spend a few hours trying to break in, and cut their losses and move on if they couldn't. Several of the resin building manufacturers make palisades, but don't do a tower suitable for a motte and bailey castle. Gripping Beast does a church, but it is detailed on the outside only and I couldn't position figures inside. I could make a ground plan to put off to the side and put the figures on, so I'd know who--if anyone--was defending that window. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Grelber

Grelber11 Jun 2017 12:03 p.m. PST

I thought a game with a quick siege would be interesting for my 28 mm Vikings. I'm not looking at the siege of Paris, here. I'm thinking something smaller. A motte and bailey castle would be at the large end of my spectrum. I understand locals would also flee to stone churches when the Vikings attacked. The Vikings would spend a few hours trying to break in, and cut their losses and move on if they couldn't. Several of the resin building manufacturers make palisades, but don't do a tower suitable for a motte and bailey castle. Gripping Beast does a church, but it is detailed on the outside only and I couldn't position figures inside. I could make a ground plan to put off to the side and put the figures on, so I'd know who--if anyone--was defending that window. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Grelber

Lazyworker Inactive Member11 Jun 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

You can make a simple modular stockade to surround a small village or big farm. Don't think it has to be a full circle either. A well constructed building wall to a busy farmer's mind is a stretch of fence that has already been built.

Another option is a village with some make shift barricades blocking the paths between some buildings; kind of last stand in the center of town.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

I always thought this one would be fun to game;
YouTube link
It uses Saga rules but, gives the basics for a siege using pretty much any set.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:19 a.m. PST

A small burh?

MajorB12 Jun 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

I always thought this one would be fun to game;

An interesting game and it's good to see Saga being used in these way, but it should be noted that the game depicts an assault not a siege.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine12 Jun 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

something like this perhaps (ok not super historical but I love it as a child)

YouTube link

Alternatively the Last Kingdom books by Cornwell have some good battles around defensive positions and might be worth checking for some inspiration.

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