Getwin Wefanson addressed his men
"Our people still struggle beneath the yoke of Norman oppression. Once more that overweening buffoon Charettier has set out to "tax" our brothers, sisters, mothers and children. Once more he seeks our money to fund the Motte and Bailey he himself cannot afford. Well I for one am tired of giving him Bailey-outs!"
His battle-hardened men muttered their agreement.
"940 or so years from now our descendents will laugh themselves senseless at the very idea that just because some rich half-wit can't manage his own finances he has the right to get hand-outs from the rest of the hard working people while he and his cronies take no responsibility for their actions and get to carry on as if nothing had happened!"
His men roared their assent.
"So men, it ends now! Grab your weapons, don your armour and prepare for war!"
With that we placed the terrain as required by the rules with a large hill in the centre and a wood each towards our respective deployment zones. I won the first turn and so the Saxons set off.
Over on the other side of the board, Jean eschewed the nearby woods and instead sent his knights off to kill Saxons while his foot troops advanced cautiously.
Finally tiring of having no points for himself, Jean ordered his foot troops forward. This was what Getwin had been waiting for and he launched himself and his bodyguard at the bowmen, piling up fatigue, but reducing them to only two survivors. Meanwhile Jean turned his men back at the hill and thundered into the Ceorls. Hard fighting saw the Ceorls wiped out before a (puffing and panting) Getwin and his lads came back over the hill to lend a hand and dispatch the last of Jean's knights.
The other thing we noticed is that using dice as fatigue markers is unsightly. So I may need to think about painting something that looks a bit better.