It has not been a bad winter, the coming of spring should cheer us all the same, were it not for the fact that we know that it will herald a new assault by the Seax. We will be ready for them, Rome may have deserted us but we are ROMAN! and will defend our land and loved ones to the bitter end.
To be expected news as arrived about an advance by a small force of Seax, we will march to meet them with what men we can muster, we may not achieve parity but we have every confidence in our leader Rawnslious Nausious to lead us to victory.
Our leader lead us, the skirmishers and a body of spear men between the village and the wood, sending another unit of spear men to the other side of the village to counter any flanking move. It was not long before we saw the enemy skirmishers take up position on a low rise to our front, we could hear the chant of Penda Fudd, Penda Fudd, it turned out that this was the name of their leader.
Over the other side of the village the two forces met, it was not until later when the remnants of our force returned that we knew of their success in defeating the foe, meanwhile things were not looking good for us our supporting spear men were routed after fighting off two ferocious attacks. Drastic measures were needed for we did not know how things were on the right, our brave leader challenged Penda to single combat, joy our leader got the better of it and slew Penda!
This stalled but did not stop the enemy who gathered their courage and renewed the assault, but they could not break us and both sides retired, at this time our force on the right came into view. Seeing this the Seax knew that we could not be bested and prepared to retire, we too had suffered grievous losses and were in no condition to continue the fight so let them retire. We had bloodied each others noses, we would lick our wounds gather fresh men ready to sell themselves dearly for the Seax will be back.
|Skirmishers Trade Arrows|
|The Saxon Flanking Force|
|Fighting On The Right, A Brief Respite For Both Sides|