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Korvessa13 Jan 2022 5:29 p.m. PST

Highland Wars
The Battle of Old MacDoughal's farm
Somewhere in the isles or coasts of Western Scotland 1150s
Somerled's Kingdom of the Isles v. Viking coalition
Rules: War & Conquest
Scenario: Basically a meeting engagement with delayed & scattered reinforcements. Half the army's points value of units must be held in reserve.
Starting on turn 2, roll a dice for reserves (2 dice on turn 3, 3 dice on turn 4, etc) for each 5 or 6 rolled one unit arrives on a random portion of friendly board edge.
The abbreviation in brackets is the unit symbol used on the map

Kingdom of the Isles: (the term "company" is used very loosely)
At start:
2IC: Malcom MacBeth, Earl of Ross [MM]
10 Robert Longsword's company (Light cavalry w/ spear; armor value (AV 3) [RL]
32 Thorfin Finngail's company (Gallowegians w/ hand weapons; AV1) [TF]
24 Gillebride's company (Lesser Islemen w/ hand weapons; AV1) [G]
24 MacDuff's company (Men of the Isles w/ bows; AV0 split into two units) [MD1 & 2]
12 MacAdder's company (Scouts w/ javelins & AV0) [MA]
8 MacBundy's company (Scouts w/ javelins & AV0) [MB]

Commander: Somerled the Mighty [S]
24 Darroch Stoutheart's company (Irish Huscarls w/ throwing spear; AV2) [IH]
28 Dubhgall company (Better Islemen w/ throwing spears; AV2) [DC]
24 Ragnall's company (Better Islemen w/ Throwing spears; AV2) [RC]

Vikings (the AKA is in reference to their flag)
At Start
Sub-commanders: Ragnar the Unlucky [R]
36 Nials the Tall's company (Bondi w/ hand weapons; AV1) [NT]
24 Black Anghus' Orkney company AKA "Bulls" (Bondi w/ hand weapons; AV1) [BA]
24 Arthur Dragon-Slayer's company AKA "the Dragons" (English Renegades/Mercenaries w/ hand weapons; AV1) [AD]
15 Beserkers w/ mixed weapons; AV1 [B]
10 Skirmishers w/ javelins; AV1 [Sk]

Commander: Godred Olafsson [GO]
6 Mounted Raiders w/ javelins; AV2 & Lagertha the Hot [LC]
24 Erik Oaksplitter's company (Huscarls w/ throwing spear; AV2) [EH]
24 Sigrun the Victorious' company (Hird "Shield Maidens" w/ throwing spear; AV2) [SV]
24 Harald the Well-Traveled's company (Dublin Vikings w/ hand weapons; AV2) [DV] AKA Mermaids

Complete write-up here:

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