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56 4/6/2021 9:18:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message And let me know if you still want to adjust units sent back to York based on these corrected totals.
55 4/6/2021 9:17:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message So reviewing the complete log, I got the same number of Vikings still on Halfdan's card that you did: 2 berserkers and 6 Norsemen. I must have missed pulling a couple of your casualties.

Summary: There are 2 berserkers on garrison duty, and 5 Norsemen. Four berserkers were taken as casualties. That leaves 2 with Halfdan. Five Norsemen were taken as casualties, and one fled. Five are on garrison duty, leaving Halfdan with 6.

I will wait for confirmation before proceeding with the Housecarle turn.
54 4/6/2021 8:57:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Since we have slightly different information on Norse count, I will go back through the log to count your losses before proceeding, just to make sure.
53 4/6/2021 11:17:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message And the blue meanies are up :-)
52 4/6/2021 11:17:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Jeff:
Okay 1-3 the Housecarls are up next
51 4/6/2021 11:17:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message I am showing 1 Norse and 3 Thengs in the run away box as well.
50 4/6/2021 11:16:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message Hummm... you had a few more Norse left in the army than I did, but I remember thinking I screwed up earlier so most likely my error. So I'll move 1 beserker with the command back to stiffen the spines of the Norsemen in York leaving the army with 1 Beserker and 8 Norse.
49 4/2/2021 8:18:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message That gets your two hits to wipe out the English, just barely. Also one berserker command and 2 norse commands, if you want to use them.

I have Halfdan's army at 2 berserker and 8 norse, in control now of Manchester. You can send a berserker and up to 2 norse back to York if you wish before we complete your turn.

I will pause here to confirm your army's strength and locations. I have a berserker and norse in Durham, berserker and norse in Carlisle, 3 norse in York, and the 8 norse, 2 berserkers with Halfdan in Mancherster.

After you confirm unit locations, feel free to roll for the English turn order, or you can let me do it, either way.
48 4/2/2021 8:11:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Brian:
One hit, which has to be a berserker this round. The Thegn flees, as does 2 Fyrd. English have a Housecarle and a Fyrd remaining. Here's where I would have used a command result if I had a choice!

You still get 2 Berserker dice, and 3 norse. I will roll in that order.
47 4/2/2021 8:08:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from Brian:
So 4 dice total, in this order: Housecarle, Thegn, 2 Fyrd.
46 4/2/2021 8:02:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message I realize you are unavailable for the weekend, but I wanted to get to this.

Since Halfdan did not win his battle in the first round, your move to Manchester will be the last move for you this turn.

Now for the Fyrd card draw: Card 09, for 3 Fyrd.

You didn't mention anything about a combat card. I'm going to assume here that you aren't playing one, since you haven't so far, and the odds here are still in your favor. If I'm wrong, then cancel everything I'm about to do. No English cards to be played.
45 3/30/2021 9:41:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message Leave 3 Norsemen behind.

Halfdan moves into Manchester with 3 Beseechers and 6 Norsemen
44 3/30/2021 9:37:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message All dead and we take out our frustration on the citizens of the town
43 3/30/2021 9:37:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Jeff:
First 2 Berserkers and then 3 Norse
42 3/30/2021 9:36:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message Sheesh.... I want your dice!

Two Norsemen
41 3/29/2021 9:10:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message One hit and a command for the Housecarles. One hit for the Thegn. Given the pretty good odds of you getting at least three hits with your next roll, I will withdraw the Housecarle to Manchester. Over to you to take your two losses and make your next rolls.
40 3/29/2021 9:03:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

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Message from Brian:
The first two dice are Housecarles, the last one the Thegn.
39 3/29/2021 9:02:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Ok. I'll pull the 4 Fyrd, leaving the 2 Housecarles and the Thegn.
38 3/29/2021 5:09:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Message So 4 hits and a command which will not do anything. And back to you.
37 3/29/2021 5:09:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Jeff:
Okay first two dice are the Berserkers as they are leading the charge! Next three are the Norsemen who are intent on revenge.
36 3/29/2021 5:05:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Message Sheesh!!!! The dice gods love you apparently. 1 Beserker and 2 Norsemen die
35 3/28/2021 8:37:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message That's 2 hits by the Housecarle, a flee and a command for the Thegn, and a flee and a hit for the Fyrd.

A Thegn goes to the flight box, and 1 Fyrd is removed. I will not use the command result, the remaining Thegn will stand. One hit removes a berserker. Back to you for a decision on what other 2 units to pull, then I guess you can roll the Viking dice!
34 3/28/2021 8:30:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

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Message from Brian:
Here we are at York! Fyrd draw card 1, for 5 Fyrd. So 2 Housecarle, 2 Thegn, and 5 Fyrd present for the battle against 4 berserkers and 13 Norsemen.

Dice in this order: 2 Housecarle, 2 Thegn, 2 Fyrd.
33 3/26/2021 1:22:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Ah, I get it now! Took me a minute!
32 3/26/2021 1:09:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Just happen to be online and able to look at this, but I don't have the rules. Don't think you get your Norseman replacement during the berserker turn, so that Norseman may have to temporarily return to the naughty box.

Ah yes, that last reach on the first turn! What fun! Fridays are traditional date night for me, so I won't get to any card play or battle until the weekend.
31 3/26/2021 12:34:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Message Okay not sure if that is a good thing or not.

Halfdan will lead his horde into York

Card 6

[Also drew my Norseman replacement]
30 3/26/2021 12:30:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Die roll request Request: 3-sided die x 1

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Message from Jeff:
Next up, 1 is the Beserkers, 2 is Housecarl, 3 is Thengn

29 3/26/2021 12:29:00 PM Turn 1 Jeff Message Okay, Halfdan will eliminate a Norseman.

Dropping a berserker and Norseman in Carlisle

He will then move to Northumbria with his remaining 4 Berserkers and 13 Norsemen.
28 3/25/2021 9:29:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Actually, your army can move one more space if it so desires. Handy little sheet there, that Card Record. Didn't have to run to the basement to check your card. Over to you, regardless.
27 3/25/2021 9:24:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message That's a lot of hits there, so the last Fyrd is obliterated. There were no flight results, and the command result cannot be applied. So the battle is over.

Summary of results are 1 berserker destroyed, and one unit of your choice to destroy (I assume a norseman, but I don't want to decide for you). All Fyrd are lost, but the Thegn flees and will return to fight another day.

Vikings secure Carlisle. As far as I know, your turn is over, but I'll toss this back to you to look at the results and make sure my reports are accurate, and to make your selection on that one hit. Then you may proceed with the selection of the next faction to move. If it is the Berserkers, you can go ahead and start!
26 3/25/2021 9:16:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Brian:
The Thegn flees, but the Fyrd get another hit. Must be Scots, sturdy lads! You have a choice of losing a Norseman or a Berserker. But, given that the battle is nearly over, as is your turn, I think it safe to continue.

Once again, 3 norsemen rolls and 2 berserker, in that order.
25 3/25/2021 9:10:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 2

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Message from Brian:
Close, but the battle isn't over. 2 hits and a command result for the Norse. 2 hits for the Berserkers. 4 hits total, so I'll take them all as Fyrd. That leaves the Thegn and 1 Fyrd still standing. One die each, in that order.
24 3/25/2021 9:07:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Brian:
The 4 is a command result for the Thegn, which it cannot use. The 3,1 combo for the Fyrd give one hit (another Berserker) and a no result.

Now for 3 Norse dice and 2 Berserker dice, in that order.
23 3/25/2021 9:05:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 3

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Message from Brian:
1 Thegn die followed by 2 Fyrd dice.
22 3/25/2021 9:04:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Ok, Vikings wins tonight because TLAGO will take a bit of planning. Let's at least start the battle at Carlisle.

Fyrd draw card 02, for 5 Fyrd. So 1 Thegn and 5 Fyrd for the battle. English play no event cards prior to the battle either.
21 3/25/2021 9:21:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message The Viking army will continue straight across the top moving throw Cheviots to Carisile and attack.

Leaving 1 Beserker and 1 Norseman behind to control the new Viking City

I am okay with you rolling as long as you start rolling better for my guys!!! :-)

No cards on my end.

Actually laminating the map so it's easier to use it to play - habit I got into with most games since I realized that kept the components from wearing out over time. Especially games with cards.
20 3/24/2021 8:30:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Well, I like those rolls. The Norsemen get 2 hits, but one Norseman flees. The berserkers get 2 command results, which they can't use.

The Vikings win the battle. All English destroyed. Vikings lose 1 berserker, 1 Norse flees. Since Halfdan won in the first battle round, he does not lose a movement point. Vikings control Durham.

Over to you to switch out your movement card and continue, having spent one move.
19 3/24/2021 8:25:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Brian:
We'll go with the maximum 3 Norsemen dice first, then the 2 Berserkers.
18 3/24/2021 8:23:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message That's 1 hit for the Fyrd, and 2 Fyrd flee. Thegn rolls a command result, but can't use it.

Vikings lose a berserker, since this was the first English roll.

Since there are no decisions to be made, I guess we can proceed to the Viking rolls. I hope you don't mind.
17 3/24/2021 8:20:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 4

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Message from Brian:
Since there are only 4 rolls to make, I will roll these as a group. The first 3 results are for the Fyrd, the last for the Thegn.
16 3/24/2021 8:19:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Look at the second page of the rulebook, box no. 8, where it says the Norsemen are the first faction. While this might seem unimportant, any Norse that flee in this battle won't come back until next turn. If the Berserkers are first, then they would come back when the Norse start their turn.

No reason we can't proceed with the battle while you sort out your cards. Fyrds drew card 11, for 3 fyrds present. I was tempted to play a card, but will pass on it for now.

The hope here is to get at least one hit and perhaps a Norse flee result. So on to the first die rolls.
15 3/24/2021 11:11:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message The Berserkers will play card 6 and storm ashore at Durham.

So back to you for any card play and rallying of your serfs before the slaughter begins. [no card play on my end]
14 3/24/2021 11:00:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Message Beserkers it is, now for some planning

13 3/24/2021 11:00:00 AM Turn 1 Jeff Die roll request Request: 2-sided die x 1

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Message from Jeff:
Well this does have a bit of the old school feel here.

Draw went well with no need for a redraw

Let's see who starts off here 1 = Beserkers, 2 = Norsemen
12 3/22/2021 10:09:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message So you're the Vikings.

The English deploy their extra troops as follows:

Winchester gets 2 Thegn, 2 Housecarles.
London gets 1 Housecarle, 1 Thegn.
York gets 1 Housecarle, 1 Thegn.

I have drawn the English cards without needing a redraw. I can tell you at this point that I will not be playing the Saxon Navy card to start, so Halfdan's Great Heathen Host may come ashore! Over to you!
11 3/22/2021 9:50:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 1

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Message from Brian:
Let's see who we are! 1-3 you're the Vikings, 4-6 I'm the Vikings.
10 3/22/2021 9:49:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Greetings. Before we select sides, some words about conventions of play before we proceed. I wanted to put it here so we have reference to it all within the game log.

As we discussed, we are on the honor system as far as card draws go. When drawing, if we do not get the required movement card, we should report to the other the cards in hand, then discard all and redraw, as many times as needed.

Card play: The sequencing of card play is fairly important. There is only one card that I am aware of that has to be played before anyone moves, that being the Saxon Navy card. Therefore, the Vikings are going to have to pause before moving each turn to see if the English want to play this card, until the card is played. The rest of the cards played during the reinforcement phase shouldn't present any sort of problem.

Battle cards also require a pause, at least until applicable ones are obviously played. The phasing player has the choice of the order in which cards get played, so the attacker can defer to the defender first to see what, if anything, the defender might play before the attacker decides on anything. Sort of like Kingmaker crossed with TLAGO when it comes to battles. Fyrd cards can just be drawn when the Vikings announce an attack, before the combat cards are played.

So there will be numerous pauses for potential card play, and implementation of battle results, as there will typically be choices. I'm ok with that, as it will keep each mailing short. On my end, that tends to speed play. Better 20 moves of 5 minutes each than one move of 100 minutes.

Faction order selected at random. I think our die roller can accommodate dice with fewer than 6 sides.

Viking leaders also selected at random.

Dice convention: Looking at the charts on the Planning map, this should be pretty easy.

Housecarles: 1,2,3,4,5,6; hit, hit, hit, command, command, flee.
Thegn: Hit, hit command, command, flee, flee.
Fyrd: Hit, Hit, NE, flee, flee, flee.
Norsemen: same as Housecarles.
Berserkers: 1-4 hit, 5-6 command.

I can't think of anything else. Next up is side selection. Then the English player will need to place his additional 8 troops.
9 2/27/2021 11:07:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message I think that will do it for the battle example. I'll check my email for the results and send you another one from there.
8 2/27/2021 11:06:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message That's two hits for the Berserkers, 1 flee, 1 command, and 1 hit for the Norsemen. I think the English would choose to lose the 2 Fyrd and a Thegn, leaving the English with 2 Housecarl and 1 Thegn facing the 2 Berserkers and now 2 Norsemen.
7 2/27/2021 11:01:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 5

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Message from Brian:
The Vikings make their rolls. 2 Berserker dice and 3 Norsemen dice, in that order.
6 2/27/2021 11:00:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Housecarls 1, 4; Thegns 3, 4; and Fyrd 1, 6. Housecarls score 1 hit and a command, Thegns two commands, and Fyrds 1 hit and NE.

The Vikings have to remove 1 Berserker, since the first roll resulted in a hit. The Vikings also choose to lose a Norseman. The English choose to stand rather that withdraw with their command rolls.
5 2/27/2021 10:54:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Die roll request Request: 6-sided die x 6

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Message from Brian:
Housecarls, Thegns, and Fyrd in that order.
4 2/27/2021 10:52:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message The name of our game is 878 Vikings. Let's imagine a battle involving 4 Norsemen and 3 Berserkers against 2 Housecarls, 2 Thegns, and 2 Fyrd. We assign numbers to the symbols shown left to right on the Planning map, so for the Housecarls, 1-3 is a hit, 4-5 is command, and 6 is a flee. For the Fyrd, the proper numberical order is shown under Rule 4.1, so 1-2 is a hit, 3-5 is flee, and 6 is no effect. The English are defending, so they roll first: 2 Housecarl dice, 2 Thegn dice, and 2 Fyrd dice. I will roll in that order.
3 2/27/2021 10:42:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message So I am able to set up the game in a safe place and keep it set up, mobile if I need it to be.T
2 2/27/2021 10:33:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Message Greetings. I have returned to ACTS and have set up a game for the two of us in the Generic Module. I am dinking around to refresh my memory as to how this works.
1 2/27/2021 10:31:00 PM Turn 1 Brian Change Player 0 player Player 0 player changed from Brian Stretcher to Brian Stretcher

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