Friday, 30 January 2015



That is all I heard as the ogres pummeled my high elves into war paint.

I thought I was playing a "training game" turns out my opponent bailed on me so got stuck playing an experienced payer. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. My army was not made to face an experienced tactical genius. Which showed as I only took a level 2 on high magic DOH!!!!

My list was pretty straight forward nothing filthy.

Prince - Barded Mount, 2+ save and a 6+ ward
Noble - BSB, Barded mount, 2+ save 6+ ward
Mage level 2 High, Mounted 6+ ward (hoping to get some nice spells off for a 4+)

9 Silver Helms Full command and shields
5 Revers, bows and spears Standard.

15 Sword masters full command. BOTWD

1 Bolt thrower
1 Frostie.

Nothing majorly filthy. As I said I thought I was facing a relatively new opponent and didn't want to baffle him with massive magic phases and dragons.

Started off quite slow against the ogres managed to kill an ogre and take of a few wounds nothing major. 1st turn for my opponent was pretty dull to nothing dead (yet.)

2nd turn really turned up my magic got shut down as I rolled a 7 average I know but when he channels and pops his scroll its hard to cast anything. My bolt thrower managed to kill his sabretusk all 21 points  of it and a 15 strong swordmaster unit killed his other dog. GO TEAM!!!

On his turn it went dark very very dark. He moved his fire-belly out of his iron-guts and tried to fireball the swordmasters doing 7 wounds. Thankfully I managed to save them all. due to BOTWD. With the banner now being shown he decided to breath a fiery inferno on the unit. Like a side show performer he limbered up his throat and nailed the unit. Dealing 8 wounds. taking the unit down to half strength. Safe to say the fire-belly had marked himself for death. The sword masters had passed their panic test and stayed to slay the fire-belly and anything that got in its way (I hoped).

He then tried to fire his iron blaster into my silver helm unit and KABOOM the cannon blew up and he was left with a nice looking chariot.

Next turn my frostie lined up a charge  into the side of his newly formed chariot. Swordmasters went into a unit of 3 bulls. Better to be the charger then the chargee against ogres. Nothing major with the silver helms they were biding there time.  Bolt thrower took a leadbelcher of that was shooting.

Combat went as planned the swordmasters battled the ogres and blended them up reformed to face the fire-belly all was going well. THEN...........

Turn 3 went from dark to grim. His chariot declared a charge on the silver helms. At this point if the chariot got in the whole unit would of gone as he had set up the iron guts to go in to. So I did the only thing I could do and flee. This would be the downfall my game. The chariot then failed the charge still leaving its flank exposed for my frostie not all bad.

His magic phase nothing happened he rolled a 3 casted troll-guts gave himself regen nothing major. However he had me exactly where he wanted me and I knew it.

My turn I charge the big budgie into the chariot and charged the seething swordmasters straight into the fire-belly. Tried to rally the silver helms rolled a double 6 couldn't use BSB cause was flying. I was curious to see if it would make a difference turns out not as I rolled another double 6. So off they went again tittering dangerously close to the edge of the table.

Shooting was good took a leadbelcher of they panicked and fled away. the frostie dealt with the chariot easy causing 3 wounds to the chariots 1. The chariot fled the frostie caught it job done.
The swordmasters made easy work of the fire-belly. They reformed to face the ironguts who had lay dormant for 2 turns

His turn 4 he moved the ironguts closer to guarantee they reached the cavalry next turn. He couldn't rally the leadbelchers Phew.
He used some filthy magic and on my cavalry took out a few more. There was now 3 characters and 4 guys to face an onslaught of ogres GULP.

So this was it now or never the time had come to rally the cavalry and get everything into the pesky ogres, and I did it the turned and were ready however everything else failed to charge. my swordmasters must of been tying their shoelaces and the frostie saw something shiny. They both failed to charge. So at this point I new my elves were destined for facepaint and to be worn as masks for ogre get togethers. I managed to magic an ogre off and raise my WS by 3. So I had my amazing 5+ ward save to save me from 30+ st6 sttacks. There is no point in me going into detail its safe to say they will not be seen again and high elf children now have no fathers.

It was a good game though. Loads of laughs from both of us mainly at each other.

This week sees the release of the Necrons. I am looking froward to getting my hands on it and see what rumors are true.

If you want to get in touch and tell me what your likes and dislikes are for the book that would be ace.

Cheers guys  until next time.

Mr Grind

Twitter @thehobbygrind.

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