Another thrilling installment in the O'Brien Irish saga this evening with a twist that everyone was on the same side with Dave providing random events and attacks on our forces which were helping to relieve and supply a besieged castle belonging to the Earl of Pembroke.
So we were set for an evening of slow movement up a narrow road with an Irish attack appearing every time a wood was passed.
After my first stampede my cattle kept up their consistency by stampeding in exactly the opposite direction making my men having to chase them again.
and wagons full of foaming ale but upon reaching a ford his force were attacked by some thirsty Fianna who engaged Ray's forces whilst some Irish skirmishers decided to confiscate the flagons of ale.
Bill's forces and wagons slowly moved up the road cursing at my forces blocking the road looking hopefully for a gap between myself and Hugh's column.Meanwhile at the rear Martin was patiently waiting for everyone to get out of his way.
Bill looked for and finally found a gap enabling him to move his wagons nearer the castle and also being able to engage some Irish with his cavalry.
Once again the hours and minutes ticked by and eventually the full time whistle arrived with Hugh the clear victor as he had arrived at the castle first(albeit minus a few sheep) and had dispatched some Irish peasants in the process.
A great game made better by the fact that we are all beginning to comprehend the rules better.Also another brilliantly planned scenario by Dave o'Brien showing his interest for the picked on Irish underlings.
Next game in a fortnight I believe is the battle of Inverkeithing during Cromwell's holiday venture into Scotland.
Scenario and figs-Dave o'Brien
Mr Ray Neal
Medieval banquet-Lady Suzanne( which included vegetables from the Wilson mansion garden).
Photos-Tim Watson -with my new camera graciously given to me by Lady Watson(only because she bought herself a new one).