On Saturday, October 17 in Belvedere IL, Bill Garrett was host to Bob Pavlik's Hastings game. Al Hulton, Ron Jaffe, and Mike Zemuda played the Saxons, while Bill, Bob, and I played the Norman side. We used Bob's "Red die/White die" system of play for individual figure combat. Although we were unfortunate in having a shortened time to play due to events outside of our control (blame the train schedulers), the game did move quickly and got to a crucial point. The miniatures are 25mm Minifigs, painted by Bob in the late 1970's.
On the Saxon side, Mike commanded their left, Ron the center and Al the right. For the Normans, Bill commanded the left (the Bretons) opposite Al, Bob commanded the Normans in the center, and I commanded the Flemish on the right opposite Mike.
The photos reflect the following:
The Normans deploy with archers to the front, followed by infantry and then cavalry.
Al and Ron discuss their deployment.
The Normans approach Senlac Hill.
Action beginning on the Norman left.
It was unfortunately at this point that the players mostly ran out of time. Nonetheless, it was good to play this scenario again, and it provided an opportunity to practice for next year's game, which will be for the 950th anniversary of the battle.