Michael chose to take 2 units of Warriors and 2 units of Hearthguard while I took all of the Normans.
|'What a lovely day it is. Not expecting any problems, just taking our shields and spears for a walk...'|
|'Uh-oh! Looks like we have visitors. Lucky we are all armed and our hearthguard are all in that house together. Hang on, what would they be doing in the house together if we aren't expecting any problems...?!'|
|'You'll never get my Flossy!'|
|'I'm looking for a bulls-eye but all I can see are sheep and pigs.'|
'Just shut up and shoot.'
|'Run Aethelathel! Those Normans are nasty!'|
'Cor, I fancy a bit of that les gars! Quel un beau chien!'
|'Mmmm, bacon. Non! Must stay focussed!'|
|'New tactic boys! We'll hide,err... I mean seek cover, behind this house.'|
|'Darn it! They found us!'|
|'Ok, now might be a good time to hide in the house'|
|'Sorry boss, did you say come out and fight them in the open?'|
'I'm surrounded by morons...'
|'Victoire!!!! Allons enfants de la patrie...'|
|'Oh haw haw haw! Time to party. Ou sont les moutons?'|
The battle board gave me some wicked archery in the first couple of turns from my levy and the crossbows. This was followed up by the Hearthguard charging and basically winning the day. The Norman warriors on foot pretty much sat on the sidelines and cheered.
Admittedly it took until turn 6 to win, and I don't know what might have happened if Mike had sat back in his building and saved his battle board abilities for me to charge, but in all it was still a really enjoyable game and I am proud of my new Normans.