Latest Release:
7/23/2013
Version: 1.2
Price: Free
(release notes)

 

Attributes

Bicycles are permitted No access or parking fee Public restrooms available Recommended for kids Scenic Views Available at all times Hiking required

Aethelflaed's Army 

  • Average Rating: 3.5 stars
  • Created by: Sharant
  • Submitted by: Premium Member sharant
  • Start at:  N 52° 44.126 W 001° 59.736
  • Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Play Time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Date Added: 5/3/2013 10:58 AM
  • Last Updated: 7/23/2013 2:09 PM
  • Downloads: 151
  • Completions: 6

Story-based wander on Cannock Chase. Play the part of Queen Aethelfael, Queen of Mercia. Wander the Chase and pick up people for your army. Can take between one hour and three hours, depending on your chosen difficulty level. Spoiler map of routes to wander available in gallery at http://coord.info/GC4B4D6

About This Cartridge

You are Queen Aethelflaed of Mercia, and the date is 913. The Danes and Norsemen live east of here, and regularly go a'viking into your lands. This has happened today. Your task is to check how big the Viking army is, and then collect enough of your own people to defeat them in battle. You may play this game in 'easy', 'medium' or 'hard' mode, choose depending on how long you want the game to last. 

Starting Location

Cannock Chase Country Park Visitors' Centre on Marquis Drive. 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member gaz_zippy played it on 2/1/2014

Rating: 3 stars

Second visit and after failing to defeat the vikings having only travelled the blue route a trip around the yellow route got us a big enough army to do the business.

Only managed to navigate correctly after making several waypoints at home to follow in the field, which worked a lot better than my first blind attempt.

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Groundspeak Premium Member The Haywood Hornet played it on 5/8/2013

Rating: 5 stars

I have uploaded my GWS file, although it didn't ask for the completion code. I enjoyed the walk although I can see it causing problems to a cacher just turning up to do it - we did need some hints regarding the best direction to walk in. I think that the map mentioned on the cache page will be needed, although I don't think that it is available yet.
I have now been back twice and completed the highest level. Including the Scouts, I believe that I have managed to find all the hot spots, although I did need a little help - in particular to find the Mercian Archers who, I think, had wandered off to help with the fire fighting on Monday.
Frustrating at first but once I got into it, I have enjoyed my walks around the area.

[Log Edited by The Haywood Hornet on 5/8/2013 12:05:33 PM]

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Groundspeak Premium Member Basic Jessica played it on 5/7/2013

Rating:

We have had 2 goes trying to beat the vikings, the first attempt we had no idea, the second, with a bit of advice we wandered around and recruited enough warriors to defeat the enemy and get the prize. Then some maps were published on the webpage that really would have helped. Thanks ( a bit late logging this on wherigo.com, sorry....

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Groundspeak Premium Member unowho67 played it on 4/5/2013

Rating: 3 stars

Enjoyed playing this Wherigo while attending the CITO event. We collected our army and won the battle and we were rewarded with a FTF along with [Monki] Stevo185 and sukiegoesawandering.

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