Each side had three 12-point balanced retinues, plus the English had one additional unit whose sole task was to escort the six laden pack animals. Each retinue had a mounted sergeants unit (6 figures), a foot sergeants unit (12 figures), and a foot missile unit (12 figures). The entire English command entered from one corner of the battlefield and had to make it diagonally across the battlefield to the opposite corner. The three French retinues each entered at one of the other corners with the task of intercepting the English and capturing the pack animals.
I only took three photos since I was trying to keep the game going smoothly and quickly.
|One of the English commanders tries to move his troops. The English initially had problems motivating their troops but eventually got out to engage the French.|
|As their archers trail behind, another French retinue moves quickly past an unusual visitor.|
The English were finally able to destroy almost all of the French units and kill two of the three French commanders with the third falling back since he couldn't rally himself. So Henry got some supplies, fed his troops, and went on to glory at a place called Agincourt.
All of the troops are vintage medieval figures from a number of manufacturers, most gone in the mists of time. I've had some of these guys for over 30 years.
I've played several games now with the Lion Rampant rules and have had a good time with them. Although they are easy to learn, the tactical tricks to using each of the different types always makes the games very interesting, and sometimes frustrating.