While away fighting the evil Lancastrians and achieving a mighty victory at the Battle of Northampton for the Yorks, you William Herbert were deceived. Your friend and once trusted ally John Mobray, Duke of Norfolk seized Raglan Castle and changed sides in this bloody conflict. In doing so, he killed your aged father and imprisoned your loyal subjects.
After learning of this treachery, you immediately petitioned His Grace, the Duke of York to send you troops in order to reclaim Raglan and your family’s honor. He has agreed on condition that payment in the form of Gold, Food and war supplies be made to further the cause. This will be no easy task as Mobray (the Wolf) has heavily fortified the castle and is anticipating your arrival. You may have to settle in for along siege and take the castle piece by piece. All the while, that Snake John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury will be attempting to reinforce Mobray and push you out of Raglan all together. The Duke of York will send reinforcements as they are available. In the end, you must prevail as your honor and very life is at stake!
No Enemy On The Map
This is a cede-castle scenario in which you have all elements of game play present. You must siege the castle, build an economy and defend against counter attack by a determined enemy. You will only have 20 game years to achieve your objectives. This is a difficult scenario and will be very challenging to novice players. It may take several tries before you solve the puzzle. This scenario requires a series of events to happen in chronological order for you to be successful. I will give this one hint: You must clear the Wolf’s defenders off the back side of the castle in order to build your quarry as you need stone to build a barracks. This will allow you access to your armory, which has many additional weapons in it to aid you in taking the rest of the castle. I also advise that you take the castle in pieces and not attempt taking the entire castle on the same impulse, the results would be disasterous! I will be happy to provide further hints on game play for those who ask. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Raglan Castle has been a joint effort between Brave Sir Robin and myself and taken approximately six months to complete. I would also like to thank Jalis and The Red Baron for playtesting and providing curtail feedback that affected the finished product. Please also visit the COTW article about the real Raglan Castle. As always, I hope that you have had as much fun playing this scenario as I have had creating it.
(This is a fictitious scenario based upon Raglan Castle’s design and the War of the Roses.)