Hi guys, the other day me and my friend had a battle with my medieval klickies.
It was a fictional battle between my fake kingdom of Rutileo, and the growing Danish empire in 1221.
1220, the Danish Empire is at the height of it's power,
Now as it continues to campaign against the opposing Scandinavian forces,
Denmark realizes that it will need more money to support its armies with new weapons and troops.
The great empire turns it's gaze west towards the island kingdom of Rutileo.
Rutileo has become very wealthy through trade with other countries,
and allowing it's ports to be used as a landing base for merchants traveling between Britannia and Scandinavia.
Denmark hopes for an easy victory against Rutileo
and a swift capture of their resources to use for their new battles in the east.
Denmark gathers a huge army, and together with their navy they head towards Rutileo.
Rutileo however also has a large navy, and though it cannot bring it all together in time to stop the Danes,
Rutileo manages to build a formidable sea force all the same.
The Danish fleet is much larger though, and does manage to force it's way past the Rutilian vessels,
but not without a few losses, including their flag ship which held the Danish general.
When the Danish land there is a confusion about who will take over leadership of the army,
but one of the stronger barons forces the other barons to concede leadership to him.
The time allows Rutileo to mobilize their full army to combat the Danes, and quickly they march to confront the much larger army.
But the Danes no longer have their maps of the land, and only manage to secure a few poorly drawn maps from the locals.
The Danes original idea was to march on the capitol and sack it, but they begin heading off in the wrong direction.
The Rutilians expecting the Danes to march straight for their capitol
send a small force south to hook around the Danish army and attack their rear guard during the battle.
However, the Rutilian detachment has marched straight into the front of the Danish army.
They quickly form up on the only bridge across the river that the Danes must cross eventually.
The Danes soon learn about the small army across the river that confronts them.
The forward guard is ordered to wait for the rest of the Danes to join them,
but the Baron commanding the forward guard (originally opposed to allowing the other baron to take control of the army)
disobeys the order and attacks the bridge immediately.
This is where my friend and I begin our battle...