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Welsh Raiders

By Darren Winter
University of Wales Lampeter

This is a scenario which we`ve played a couple of times here at university at Lampeter. The basic scenario is that a group of Welsh have raided through Marcher land and have captured booty after a raid of several days. The local English lord has finally put some troops into the field and has tracked down the raiders returning from England laden down with loot.

The Armies

The scenario pits the Feudal English (#145) against the Welsh (#92).

We sometimes use the alternative Welsh army list I have previously sent you as well as an alternative Feudal English army list to represent Marcher forces. It is as follows:

2 x Knights, 2 x Cavalry, 2 x Auxilia or Spear, 2 x Bow, 2 x Spear, 1 x Crossbow1 x Psiloi or Light Horse.

The Terrain

The battlefield is laid out below and represents a valley which was a popular route for returning raiders. One dot represents one inch.


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r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
m m m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
m m m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
m m m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
==================ENGLISH======================

r = River
w = Woods (bad-going)
h = Hill (gentle slopes)
m = Marsh (rough-going)

Notes on Rules

All standard DBA rules apply, the river should be diced for when the first Element crosses.


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Last Updated: July 11, 1998

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