I purchased a copy of Blood Eagle from Caliver Books at Carronade 2016. My Wednesday group had been discussing getting it as uses the familiar In Her Majesty's Name game mechanics. It is an option for gaming in early 2017.
Having watched David and his sons playing the game at a demo game run by one of the co authors of the game, Craig Cartmell, I decided that I would give the game a try with Rick on a Thursday back in May 2016. It continued our Dark Ages theme, as we had played a few games of SAGA in previous weeks.
I set out a village, with a great hall as a centre piece. and we played the 'vengeance' scenario. Rick played the part of a Viking Jarl and I used my Scots figures as Picts. Hopefully, this would be an easy introduction to the game.
The Vikings started with the Jarl, two Veteran Warriors and four Warriors. The Picts started with a Chieftain, two Champions and six Warriors. These were basic forces with no extra special abilities, or even names.
|A front view of the great hall.|
|Early in the game. My Picts entered from the right.Apologies for the rather large markers. I couldn't find my IHMN markers.|
|Interior view of the great hall.|
|Pictish warriors and a champion prepare to take on Viking Warriors. A Viking veteran lurks on the flank.|
|Battle is joined.|
|Victory to the Vikings.|