I was to be Anglo-Danish and 'B' the Vikings, the scenario was about trying to cross and hold two fords . My Anglo-Danes are nearest the camera .
'B' casts the runic dice, one for each unit and two for his Warlord.
He then adds them to his 'Battleboard' , these can be played during his move to motivate units, add defence or attacks and influence the enemies move.
My 'Battleboard' with dice added , the boards are cleverly different, the Viking one leans towards attacking and the Anglo-Danish towards defence. This gives a period feel to the different armies.
Rather foolishly I charge my Warlord and his Thegns across the ford and attack 'B's Bondi , the shield markers represent fatigue - after some initial success thing turned against me .
'B' plots his 'coup de grace' .
With things going wrong I use my Warlord to drive off 'B's forces as my Thegns are forced back across the ford.
Oh dear ! my Warlord is turned into a pin cushion by 'B's archers , when you loose unit or Warlords you loose their dice as well - this starts to make it very hard to get things done . With my force down to ONE dice I resigned the game . A very enjoyable game (even though I lost) , a clever system with lots of decisions to be made and not to complicated - I can see why this game has become popular in the Dark Age wargaming period .