Last month we completed the final session of our DBA Campaign - The Longshsank Shuffle and we managed to get one last complete year done, with all seats filled but one and the Ulstermen did quite well despite being played as a program leader. I apologise for taking so long to get this synopsis finished but Christmas and all that ....
The Holy Roman Empire attacks Denmark. Battle of Kiel is an overwhelming victory for the Danes despite a last minute rally by the Germans.
Milan marches on the Holy Roman Empire and blockades Trent. The city holds out.
France also pounces on the teetering empire and besieges Cologne.
Navarre drives deep into France, assisted by the Flemish. The battle of Orleans sees the Navarrese/Flemish force overwhelm the French cutting down most of their knights.
England moves north to recapture York from the Holy Roman Empire. The city refuses to surrender and is besieged.
Ulster erupts from their capital to drive out the Islemen. The battle of Dublin is a hard fought affair but ends in a convincing victory for the Ulstermen after they capture the enemy camp.
Connaught breaks off its alliance with the Isles and assaults Killbegan. The city is recaptured by the Irish.
Scotland launches an offensive into Danish held territory. The battle of Carlisle is a brutal victory for the Danes who cut the heart out of the Scots army.
The Danes pursue the Scots to the gates of Dumfries, but fail to catch the army as it slips out and retires to Stirling. The citizens refuse to surrender and the city is placed under siege.
Milan’s siege of Trent continues but makes no headway.
Flanders drives further into France assaulting the capital itself. Paris’ walls are manned courageously by the remnant French army and it beats back the besiegers inflicting significant losses.
The English siege of York continues with no further progress.
Ulster marches on the remaining Isles enclave trapping the Islemen inside Wexford. Their attacks make no impact on the city.
Scotland launches a counteroffensive and attacks Dumfries. The Danish army drive the Scots back from the walls, inflicting a horrendous toll on the assaulting Scots.
The Danes sally forth from Dumfries and the remnant Scots army retires before them.
Milan’s siege of Trent continues with no headway made by the besiegers.
The Flemish siege of Paris continues but the stalwart defence by the French army keeps them at bay.
England continues to batter at the walls of York to no avail.
Ulster continues the siege of Wexford but the city, bolstered by the Islesmen on the walls, continues to hold out.
The Islemen then sally out forcing the Ulstermen to retreat.
At the end of 1305 peace is restored by Papal Envoys – with final prestige awarded the prestige table ends as:
Denmark – 53.6 Navarre – 41.2 Holy Roman Empire – 37.8 Scotland – 32.8 Ulster – 31.7 Flanders – 30.3 Milan – 27.9 England – 24.2 Connaught – 23.4 The Isles – 18.0 Wales – 17.2 France – 16.3
Get ready for next year's campaign - set during the early Successor era.
Because it has my troops all over it. THAT makes it MINE!!!!