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The Danish Vikings

Starting Roster, Campaign Season 4

Campaign Season 4

Cnut is compelled to defend during Campaign Season 4 while he recovers from his wounds. During this time trade improves and the Danes gain +1 point of Wealth.

Roster after the Frankish raid

Defending against raiding Franks

News came to Cnut's court of a band of raiding Franks who had landed at the coast and, seeking plunder, were marching inland to sack a Danish village. The Vikings were determined to protect their peasant farmers, and duly deployed within and around the buildings of the village and waited for the enemy to approach. Though their strategy had seemed sound, it did not deter the Franks. The raiders ran amok, setting fire to the buildings and fields at every opportunity and then running away to a safe distance far from Viking blades. Several times, the brave Vikings attempted to advance and take battle to the Franks, with some success, but they were unable to press any advantage, and at the end of the day, though the peasants were saved to a man, the village and fields on one side lay abandoned and burning as the raiders retired to their ships with plunder.

Cnut's Vikings were unsuccessful in defending Skania against Charlemal's Franks during Harry & Burn. Cnut lost one point of Wealth, two Warriors and two Levy. He recruited a new unit of six Levy with bow.

At the end of the Season, Cnut's fate roll gave the option of upgrading Warriors, which he declined.

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