The Game

The Game

 

This game recreates the era of the Scandinavian peoples of the 9th and 10th centuries across 7 scenarios. Completely compatible with the other games of the medieval series (Cry Havoc, Siege, Samouraï and Croisades), as well as with those in the Dragon Noir series, VIKINGS develops in particular movement and combat at sea, and describes with a stunning realism the tactics of coastal raids. 

Box Contents (VIKINGS):

> 2 Sea maps and 4 Coast maps (2 small and 2 large);
> 1 sheet of pre-cut counters representing the characters of the time;
> 1 sheet of 6 pre-cut boats (3 drakkars: Viking longships, and
   3 galiotes: Saxon galleys);
> 1 sheet of 6 rowboats (to be cut out);
> 1 sheet of pre-cut markers for treasure, speed, grappling hook, axe
   and bucket;
> A rules booklet;
> 2 game aid charts with shooting and combat tables on one side, and
   an explanation of the use of the counters and a summary of the naval
   rules on the other side;
> A booklet on the history of the Vikings illustrated by 7 scenarios;
> One 10-sided die.
 

 

The Maps

The original version only included 2 maps. The French version replaced them with 4 full size maps (2 sea map and 2 coastal maps), plus 2 junction maps to add more tactical situations (island, river side, etc.). Later on, 4 additional maps were released separately (The Open Field, The Coast 1&2, The Ford).

  Viking Raiders

     


> The Coast (Shingle Bay)

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 18.4 Mb
 
>
GIF
- 2.1 Mb


>
The Sea

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 10.6 Mb
 
>
GIF - 1.7 Mb

Vikings (French version)

     


> The Abbey

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 16.3 Mb
 
>
GIF - 2.2 Mb


>
the Watchtower

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 14.0 Mb
 
>
GIF
- 1.9 Mb


>
The Cape 1 / 2

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 6.6 Mb
 
>
GIF - 0.8 Mb

 

   

Additional Maps (French version)

     


> The Coast 1

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - 21.6 Mb
 
>
GIF - 2.5 Mb

 


> The Coast 2

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - Mb
 
>
GIF - 2.3 Mb

 


>
The Open Field

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - Mb
 
>
BMP - 1.8 Mb

 


>
The Ford

> A2 (60 x 40)
> TIFF - Mb
 
>
BMP - 4.1 Mo

 

The Counters

   
The playing pieces include Earl, Jarls, Huscarls, Berserks and peasants. No two characters are alike, each has his own name, costume and combat values, bringing the period faithfully to life. The markers were unique to the French version.
Note: Unlike the original game, theses counters have adopted the CROISADES format (higher speed for horses, defense armor and direction arrow for horses)

Anglo-Saxons

         


> Earls

> 3 counters
> TIFF - 1.8 Mb
 
(5 horsemen)
> GIF - 93 Kb
 


> Huscarls

> 14 counters
> TIFF - 1.6 Mb
 
> GIF - 187 Kb


> Thanes

> 7 counters
> TIFF - 0.8 Mb
 
> GIF - 106 Kb


> Coerls

> 10 counters
> TIFF - 1.2 Mb
 
> GIF - 112 Kb


> Shortbows

> 7 counters
> TIFF - 0.7 Mb
 
> GIF - 74 Kb


> Peasants

> 14 counters
> TIFF - 1.4 Mb
 
> GIF - 148 Kb


> Women

> 3 counters
> TIFF - 0.6 Mb
 
(+ animals)
> GIF - 33 Kb


> Animals

> 2 counters
> TIFF
(see Women)
 
>
GIF - 16 Kb



> Markers

> 5 counters
> TIFF
 
> GIF - 15 Kb

Vikings

         


> Jarls

> 3 counters
> TIFF - 1.9 Mb
 
(5 horsemen)
>
GIF - 95 Kb
 


> Hirdmen

> 18 counters
> TIFF - 2.3 Mb
 
> GIF - 243 Kb


> Berserkers

> 14 counters
> TIFF - 1.8 Mb
 
> GIF - 191 Kb


> Bondis

> 15 counters
> TIFF - 1.8 Mb
 
> GIF - 176 Kb


> Shortbows

> 8 counters
> TIFF - 0.8 Mb
 
> GIF - 88 Kb


> Women

> 2 counters
> TIFF (see anglo-saxon women)
> GIF - 23 Kb

The Boats

         
In addition to the original Drakkars and Galiotes of the original version, the French version added a series of rowboats.

Anglo-Saxons

         


> Galiote

> TIFF - 0.9 Mb
 
> GIF - 136 Kb





> Rowboat

> TIFF - 577 Kb
 
> GIF - 22 Kb
 

Vikings

         


> Drakkar

> TIFF - 1.2 Mb
 
> GIF - 183 Kb
     

The Booklets

Download

Viking Raiders

 
The 64-page booklet has been scanned by Bob Gingell. Many thanks! TIFF (zip)
    > Introduction - 2.0 Mb
    > Standard Rules - 2.1 Mb
    > Ship Rules - 3.2 Mb
    > Scenarios - 3.0 Mb
    > Reference Sheet - 0.5 Mb

Vikings

 
2 booklets were included with the game: one for the rules, another one for the historical background, the description of playing pieces, and the scenarios. RTF (adaptation by Bob Gingell, hosted by Alex Henderson)
    > Rules - 450 Kb
    > Scenarios - 36 Kb
    > Historical Background