|Side view of the table
|Hand gunners shoot
|Men-at-Arms as billmen
On Tuesday morning Craig came over and we played the last of our mid-week games before he goes back to work. This was a Never Mind the Billhooks game of 65 points with two commanders a side. Craig had a Yorkist force with two units of archers, one unit of men-at arms and one of billmen. I had a Lancastrian force with two units of veteran archers, two billmen (I used men-at-arms as I haven't finished painting my billmen yet) and a skirmisher unit of hand gunners.
We advanced to within firing range, exchanged shooting, then a Yorkist billmen charged my archer and billmen block on the right flank. The melee continued into a second round until the Yorkist billmen broke with their commander. A Yorkist archer unit also broke after failing their morale crisis test. We continued playing and the Yorkist men-at-arms with their Commander-in-Chief charged again and in the subsequent duel the Lancastrian Commander-in-Chief was killed. Rereading the rules I think the game was already decided, as the Yorkists had already lost four army morale tokens and had none left, but it was all good fun. Look forward to the next game!
|Yorkist billmen charge
|Billmen slog it out
|Archers exchange fire
|Yorkist billmen and archers break