"To throw bombs from an airplane will do as much damage as throwing bags of flour. It will be my pleasure to stand on the bridge of any ship while it is attacked by airplanes." - Newton Baker, US Minister of Defense, 1921

The Anglo-Danes

Starting Roster

Prologue

The King of the Anglo-Danes was was not at all happy. His advisers, who had brought him the finished War Banner earlier that morning, should perhaps not have been surprised. Aarold Steptoeson was known to be a hard man, and for that reason, out of earshot, more than a few would refer to him as Aarold the Bastard. He had at least conceded that the banner did look pretty good, but try as they might his advisers could not get him to understand why it had cost so much. They should have known better. Money had always been their master's greatest desire. And now, with the royal coffers running low, the King had decided that the time was right for something to be done about it.

The Anglo-Danes were going to war.

Roster after losing against the Norse Gaels, Campaign Season 1

Campaign Season 1

Aarold led his men across the borders of Rheged into the land of the Norse Gaels. His men were fired up with enthusiasm. The fact that other warbands were attacking the same enemy this Campaign Season was proof of the weakness of Leif's men. The rumours that they had beaten the invading Scots earlier that year did not change their opinion; the Anglo-Danes merely scoffed at the failure of Clan Tavish, who were evidently even weaker, and advanced with even greater determination.

Meeting the Norse Gaels at a mountain pass, a great battle was fought, and the Norse Gaels proved themselves again, seeing off Aarald's invading force, who retreated back to their own lands in disarray.

Aarold's Warband invades Rheged, but loses Defend the Pass against the Norse Gaels.

The Anglo-Danes were not only unlucky on the field of battle that year. The weather was bad throughout the whole of Britain, and the crops failed. So it was that the Anglo-Danish army returned to find the people starving, and grain had to be imported to feed the people at cost to the royal coffers.

The Anglo-Danes roll Poor Harvest on the Fate table at the end of the Campaign Season, and they lose -1 point of wealth. Because they now have only 1 Wealth but 2 units of Warriors on the roster, one of those Warrior units is temporarily dismissed. This is the unit that does not carry the War Banner.

Starting roster, Campaign Season 2

Campaign Season 2

The Anglo-Danes choose to raid the Scots in Scots Northumbria.