Sherwood
Robin Hood plays tricks with the Sheriff of Nottingham

The Norman Saga

Sherwood

The Norman Saga

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The Game

 

SHERWOOD is an introductory game providing simplified rules that are based on the highly successful Cry Havoc series. The game has two levels of rules: one intended for young players (10 years and up) and those new to wargaming; a second level introduces additional rules that provide a more realistic gameplay. Finally, experienced players will be able to play with the complete rules of the Norman Saga series.
 
This wargame allows players to immerse themselves in the adventures of the famous Robin Hood and his band of outlaws. They will face the terrible Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in multiple skirmishes in Sherwood Forest or in the nearby village inn.

Rules are intended to simulate man-to-man combat, missile fire with bows, crossbows, or javelins. It's possible to ambush your opponent by pouncing from trees.

Box Contents

> (4) 11" x 16" (or 28 x 40 cm) full-color tactical maps
> (1) 8" x 12" (or 21 x 29.7 cm) counter sheet printed in full color
> (1) 24-page booklet including the rules the historical background and 8
    scenarios
> (1) play sheet for handy reference
> (1) 10-sided die > (1) counter tray

Sherwood 

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Available End of November 2022!
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The Characters

   
The characters are displayed through counters using the Outremer/Croisades format. A 3-letter marking system will enable easy differentiation of the various playing pieces on the maps. 

Counters are available on one A4 sheet:
>
A4 counter sheet, Front - Back - Completed: 8/15/2022

Note: Click on the counters below to see the various stances of each character (wounded, on foot, stun or dead).

Robin Hood and his Merry Men

     
Robin Hood Will Scarlett - Will L'Ecarlate Maid Marian      

> Robin

> Will Scarlett

> Maid Marian

     
Little John Friar Tuck Gilbert Reynold Alan-a-Dale  

> Little John

> Friar Tuck

> Gilbert

> Reynold

> Alan-a-Dale

 

The Villagers

         
Much The Blacksmith Medieval peasant - Paysan médiéval Medieval peasant - Paysan médiéval Medieval peasant - Paysan médiéval Hardouin Garulf
> Blacksmith

> Peasants 1

> Peasants 2

> Peasants 3

> Hardouin

> Garulf

Isaac Rebecca Mildred Waleran    

> Isaac

> Rebecca

> Mildred

> Waleran

   

The Knights

   
William, Sheriff of Nottingham Sir Guy de Gisbourne Brian de Bois-Guilbert Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe Sir Richard Sergent à cheval - Mounted Sergeants

> William of
   Wendenal,
   the sheriff
  

> Sir Guy de
   Gisbourne
  

> Sir Brian de
   Bois-Guilbert
  

> Sir Wilfred of
   Ivanhoe

> Sir Roger

> Mounted
   Sergeants

The men-at-arms

   
Norman light infantry - Infanterie légère normande Noman light infantry - Infantery legere normande Crossbowman - Arbalétrier Javelinman - Lanceur de javelot Medium infantry - Infanterie moyenne Folmar

> Light infantry 1

> Light infantry 2

> Crossbowmen

> Javelinmen

> Medium
   infantry 1

> Medium
   infantry 2

The accessories

       
Carrosse médiéval - Medieval Carriage Chariot médiéval - Medieval cart Medieval Draft Horses Coffer - Coffre    

> Carriage

> Cart

> Draft horses

> Coffer

   
Deer- Daim Wolf - Loup Ox - Boeuf Pig - Cochon    

> Deer

> Wolfs

> Ox

> Pig

   

The Maps

The game will include 4 tactical maps: The Inn, which presents a small hamlet at the edge of the forest with a forge and an inn that is accessed by a balustrade; The Forester's Cottage, with a secluded house in the forest; The Wood's Edge and The Gulch, with a recessed passage to enter the forest. 
L'Auberge - The Inn
>
The Inn
> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)

The Wood's Edge
> The Wood's Edge

> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)
Le Ravin - The Gulch
>
The Gulch
> A3
 (40cm x 40cm)

La Maison du Shériff - The Sheriff's House
> The Forester's Cottage

> A3
 (40cm x 30cm)
Map Assemblies
The maps allow for many different combinations, from a village in a glade to a deep forest.
 
 
 
The Rules
First draft
Sherwood has been specifically designed for newcomers and the younger generations who probably do not want to deal with a 50-page rulebook.
These rules were written by Martin Krauel. They include 2 levels:
> a 'Page' level, for young kids. 3 pages only! Page level (PDF)
> a 'Squire' level, for newcomers. These rules are only 7-pages long. The draft copy is published on Google Docs for you to be able to comment and suggest modifications. Squire level (Google Docs link)
> The third 'Knight' level are the standard rules of the Norman Saga. Note that Sherwood is totally compatible zith the other games of the series.