WHFB: Dark Elves vs Lizardmen 2013 04 08

Another short notice game, after a particularly busy w/e. WHB 3k points.

I refused one flank:

My centre was made up of COK and COC, with a hero on Manticore (sadly not painted due to the w/e’s changed schedule):

Jim had two solid blocks of Saurus surrounded by clouds of Skink skirmishers:

May army surprised Jim, however he had a few disruptive tactics himself.
I won the dice off to go first, and then it all went horribly wrong.

Yup my COK and one of the chariots failed their stupidity tests in what became a litany of disastrous LD tests. My main block o spearmen failed an LD test, and then failed again (despite the BSB), so they headed off to the edge of the board

My chariot did get in amongst the Skinks and wipe them out, but the COK ran away from the carnosaur and Saurus unit, and kept running away.

My Manticore swooped into a Salamander and wiped it out, only for the Manticore to succumb to massed (poisoned) skink fire.

The Chaos Portal, granted the skinks WS10 I10 etc…so they got wiped out by the RXBs

The single chariot continued into the Saurus but was flank charged by the Ancient Stegadon and was destroyed, the rest of the army was by now running hither and thither and my line was totally broken.

The Skinks backed up by a Saurus on CO had charged my RXB unit, but bounced off in one of the rare glimmers of light to Jim’s dismay, but it was too little too late.


The game ended with very few casualties on either side. I’d lost a few spearmen and RXBs, the manticore and a cold one chariot. Hardly enough to break an army really. Jim has lost a Salamander, and 40 skinks, similarly not enough to really break an army. It was however a win or Jim because my army had repeatedly failed LD tests and my line was broken. I might have saved something but I would have been hemmed in and out manoeuvred so he could pick me off one by one. I think I’ll be taking a standard of discipline next time.

Jim also did not bring a single magic user and in a complete reversal of his normal tactic of dominating the magic phase, gave it over to me, and of course I’d loaded up on magic stuff to counter magic (dispel, feedback scrolls, ring of Hotek etc…200 points wasted).

More disruptive tactics to follow. 😉

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