Battle of Bath

Saxon Deception

Player notes:
Bryn, Cadwallon, Ceiwyn and Edern fought in this battle. Edern was inconsolable for weeks after failing to keep his oath to protect the young Ulfric.

Year: 462
Commander: Young Ulfric of Silchester
Location: Near Bath, Summerland
Opponent: Sigeberht
Outcome: Indecisive victory
Length of battle: 3 rounds
Battle size: Small

Battle of Bath

A small but famous battle, where the Saxon Warlord Siegberht manages to fool the young and unexperienced warrior from Silchester. He takes the worst rabble from Vortigerns troops, together with farmers and slaves and dresses them in Saxon armor and clothes. He then sends his true warriors, his berserker brothers and sends them to flank Vortimers Western army, dressed like rabble. Siegberht takes personal command of the rabble, to make sure that the ruse works, fulling knowing he will probably die. He manages to lure a large part of the eastern army to intercept him.

The battle is over fast, as the well trained roman cavalry of Silchester crushes the untrained rabble. As the peasants flee, Siegberht throws himself at Ulfrics personal bodyguard. And despite serious effort from the bodyguards, he manages to kill the young heir (Ulfric). Ulfrics younger brother and squire, Ulfius, manages to escape the battle. Siegberht is defeated at great cost, but the battle is sour victory.

Battle of Bath

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