Monday, July 2, 2012

PAR: Battle at Älgsundet 1457

PAR... PRE Action Report ;)

A short presentation of tonights game at our club. One more Kalmar Union War game, this time the Battle at Älgsundet 1457.

Background
King Karl VIII Knutsson (Bonde) had been in war with Denmark sins 1449 and the Allmoge didn´t like all the extra war-taxes. So In 1457 a rebellion took place, led by Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna) and one of King Karl´s followers that turned side the nobleman, Erik Axelsson (Tott). King Karl that at the time was in southern of Sweden moved hurriedly to the north with some troops to subdue the rebellion.

On the evening of 8th of february 1457 King Karl and he´s Knechts made camp at the lake Mälaren outside Eskilstuna in Södermanlandland at a place called Älgarsundet (Elkinlet). Early in the morning on the 9th of February a force of rebels managed to sneak up on the Kings camp and attack them.


The set-up, sorry for the lack of snow,

The Kings OOB are know, as the Archbishops have plenty of spys in the area.

Command of C-in-C King Karl Knutsson (Bonde)
1 Small unit of Knights
1 Small unit of Knechts
1 Small Unit of Mercenary Handguners

Command of Erik Eriksson (Gyllenstierna)
1 Units of Mercenary halberdiers
1 Small unit of Mercenary crossbowmen

Command of Erik Axelsson (Tott)
2 Units of Allmoge (Västmanland and Närke)
1 Tiny unit of Mercenary handgunners

The Archbishops OOB you will get in the AAR, as I don´t want to spoil any suprise to the players;)

Some more pictures of the Kings  main battles...



The poor pesants allways get caught in the middle...they just want to work their fields in peace...


The Archbishop Jöns Bengtsson (Oxenstierna) looking over the field at the Kings army in the early morning houres. He have only brought his household troops and the allmoge from Uppland...but he´s a clever man and have some suprises for the King...


Thats all for now, AAR to follow in a couple of days, I hope you liked my first PAR:)


11 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely gorgeous again. Thanks for sharing your battle reps here.

    Cheers
    SG

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  2. Nice pre battle amble across the field. Looking forward to the clash of arms. My money is with the Archbishop :-)

    Jason

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  3. Looks like an intensive moment. You can almost see the tense growing in the air.

    That rebellious archbishop got some balls showing up all alone before battle and taunting the king, perhaps that will make him do a rash and folly decision. Or it could just mean that the King will just walk over and arrest him.

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  4. These really have been great looking games - both models and terrain are fantastic!

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  5. Thanks mates !

    @Jason I understand whay...an even historical your money should indeed be with the Archbishop, but at the setup of our game the Archbishop have to act brave to get the uperhand...

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  6. A great looking game. I particularly love the turf-roofed hall - fantastic stuff. Very much looking forward to the next instalment. I do hope the pigs get away safely ;)

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  7. That's shaping up to be one great game and it sure looks great!

    Christopher

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  8. An incredible table; wonderful models all around.

    Best regards.

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  9. The table is amazing! And the blog, too...Really impressive!

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