Saturday, 21 September 2013

Game on Part 2

Well, here is part 2 of that fatefull gaming night. We ended last time with 2 wins for my Orc's, and here we have the final chapter of the evening.

I did help my friend re organise his army of Dwarfs to be a little more offensive, so he had a different list this time. My other friend took Vampire Counts, to give them a whirl. We played the Battle Royal from teh Rule book (appendix section) as we wanted a 3 way game. It was an objective game (all of our objectives were in the centre of the table), then there was a roll off, the lowest being deployed in the centre. I rolled the lowest, so I had the honour of deploying my whole army in the centre (least I get first turn though!).

Just a note about the pics, they were taken by a phone, so they aren't the best, but I thought I'd post them anyway just to remember the game.  Here are the pics...

 Battle field set. Please note my army sandwiched in the middle of 2 others, and the only painted board section off to the side where it plays no part in the game.
 Waaagh! Gorbash deployed in the middle of the field, with my Arrer boyz bunkered down in the ruined watch tower.
 The Dwarf throng deployed for battle. There is a runed cannon, runed grudge thrower, 25 GW warriors, 20 Warriors with shields, Runed Runesmith and a tough Battle Standard. I was not looking forward to facing this (my fault as I told him what to take).
 Vampire Counts. Think there is a spirit swarm, Vargulf (I think), 30 Ghouls, Vampire Hero, Master Necromancer behind them and a spirit swarm on the right.

First turn doesn't see much action, so second turn here sees my Big Un's Waaagh Charge into the ghouls and vampire, he does likewise against my rock lobber (Should not that battle Royal has each player take a movement turn, then magic then shooting and combat one after the other, very different but interesting).
 Dwarfs charge my Wolf riders who were trying to eliminate the grudge thrower. The big unit of GW warriors and thane didn't like that idea.
 This here is my friend taking off all the Vampire Counts. Why? Well, in the shooting phase, the cannon snipered off the master necromancer, and then crumbling happened. The vampire took back control, only to be beat down by Warboss Gorbash. One army down, just one to go!
 Unsurprising the Wolf Riders were destroyed. No big deal, least they did a couple of wounds against the Grudge Thrower, and tied it up for a turn. Here we still see my Arrer boyz in the ruined tower, controlling 2 objectives. I wonder what they will shoot at...
 This turn I move my Big Uns towards the Dwarfs, magic is uneventful as it is Dwarfs. Shooting, I only have my Arrer boyz left, I go for the Grudge Thower as it only has 1 wound left, If I'm lucky I might just kill it, and panic off the cannon and GW warriors with the Battle Standard thane even with a reroll.
 Guess what happened, worst rolls ever, even with a reroll.
 The Warriors with shields advance down the hill for vengeance. These boards don't have a lot of traction hence why there is jusr 1 model there.
 Big Uns charge!
Orc's win! Waaagh!

Three games and three wins for the Orc's! I feel a comeuppance coming! It was a fun evening and just to set the record straight I did provide beer for all involved so I'm not all bad! Still, looking forward to the next evening, and I'll try and remember to take my good camera. I also think they may be a bit of 40k next time, alongside fantasy of course, so should be good.

Painting wise I have just being working on my Big Uns and I have also finished another board section. Hopefully this time the painted ones will see use.

Thanks for looking.



  1. Sounds like you had fun and congrats for the wins! I'll try and follow your progress more often and keep the comments section more populated from now-on ;)

    1. Cheers! Was a good evening, and had a good outing with the Orc's. Glad to hear you'll be hanging around ;)