The Battle of Williamsburg Plain
The old man startled me awake......."Get up Merfyn Frych. You must contend for the right to be King of Mercia." Several days later now, I reflected on that midnight visit as I rode to the Plains of Williamsburg with my Uchelwyr (hearthguard), Priodaur(Warriors) and a small contingent of bow armed Bonnedig. It had been that ancient wizard Merlin or Myrddin as we Welsh called him. He had visited 10 Warlords that night and invited us to the plains of Williamsburg that we should each contend for the Kingdom of Mercia. Suddenly I see Norman Knights blocking my path and my levies are pelted with a shower of arrows.
|Lord Peter blocks my path. Two units of Knights, 1 Xbow armed warriors and one Bow armed Levi.|
|Aftermath of turn 3|
|Myrddin appears: "Stop!"he cries "You both have other battles to fight today."|
|Deployment for round #2. Vikings on the left, my Welsh on the right. I have initiative.|
|One of 7 assaults against my Warlord, Merfyn Frych. Not sure which assault this was.|
|End of turn #1|
Turn #2. I win initiative and bring up my stalwart Ulchwyr and we ambush the Anglo-danes and repulse them from the building. I rest my Warriors and move up my archers to support.
|End of my turn #2|
|"Where did my Ulchwyr go?"...Merfyn asks himself.|
|Merfyn is all in and ambushes Nicholas for the end.|