Sunday, 23 February 2014

To battle! (Friday 21/2/14)

Fridays game at the club saw my Orcs take on Ade's Chaos for the second time. Dave and Jason also came along, although they were happy to watch and pick up the rules. 3500 points was the agreed total and for only the second time we decided it was O.K. to use wizards (we left them out of the first few games to concentrate on the basic rules).

This game was no tactical master class by any means, pretty much just a straight up slug-fest until 1 side broke. In the end the Orcs lost by failing their army morale roll, although the Chaos army was only just above the threshold for testing themselves.

This was a very interesting game for a number of reasons. Firstly, Ade had really beefed up the Chaos warriors since our first game, Long weapons and 2 skill 3 attacks each made them extremely efficient in combat and they totally took my Orc units apart. Secondly, I included a unit of 2 Giants in my list. This was the first time we had used Sweep attacks and we surprised at how effective they were, especially against the lower skilled/equipped marauder units that they fought against. Finally, on a bit of a whim, I fired my own longbow Orcs into a melee between my "Runt Wagons" and some Chaos Marauders. After most of my shots missed the chaos troops I rolled to hit my own wagons and ended up destroying 2 out of the 3 in the unit, much to the amusement of everybody witnessing! Clearly I need to think a bit longer before doing that again.

When I got home I reviewed the pictures I had taken, and sadly for some reason a lot of them had not come out very well. Anyway, here is a selection of the few that did come out to give you an idea of the game. 

Ade's Chaos army before the battle. He had a mix of very expensive Chaos Warriors and Knights, with lots of cheap Marauder units!

 My 2 big Orc blocks charge the Chaos Warriors with pole arms.

A brutal combat later and 1 unit is destroyed, whilst the other legs it!

Early positions!

Some Giants about to introduce us all to "SWEEP ATTACK!"

The perfect result of any wargame - happy gamers!

Also going on at the club that night was an interesting looking Wild West game. Don't know much about the rules but the terrain was stunning.

That's all folks.


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