WHFB: Lessons (re)learnt

So what went wrong w/e before last…

  • I need to embed a Master (Hero) in at least one of the Dark Rider units to improve their LD score, as they are far away from my general and BSB.
  • So I need to revisit the bits box and construct one, or use the one figure available, that is also sitting in bits ! (Pull my finger out in other words.)
  • The Warlocks are great, but they soak up points like fun, and also act as a distraction in the magic phase, so for a 2.5k army list two units is indulgent.
  • Having a single large CoK unit of 10 is also indulgent at this size of army. Looking at what Richard did with his Empire knights fielding them in units of 6-8 is really what I should be doing. Again this means visiting the painting table and bits box (already started) so I have 15+ actual assembled models that can be fielded as viable units. Again pull my finger out and be a bit more flexible in the deployment of unit sizes. Partly this is a product of the figures I have available, partly the standard units I have set up in my army spreadsheet and partly my own personal mindset (units of multiples of 5).
  • Thisd would also have been more useful given that our side of the table was cluttered due to the two large Goblin hordes. Smaller CoK units could have slipped in amongst them much more easily.
  • This would also have avoided me having the CoK’s mincing around behind the goblins.Essentially a waste of points and simply an artillery target.
  • Annoyance, at fielding a Lord with a lance on the figure and arming him with a sword, duh, neat way of forgetting all the rules, and it annoyed my opponents.
  • because until last month I had no CoK Heroes/Lords built and painted, I hadn’t invested time in building some standard set ups in the spreadsheet so hastily cut and pasted. Again I need to pull my finger out and do some robust builds of Heroes and Lords on both Cold One and Dark Rider mounts.
  • Should have used a unit of Harpies to target the inevitable organ guns.
  • We should have used the magic to shift the goblin horde of spearmen forward NOT the CoK chariot (dangerous as it was), an act of hubris on my part.
  • The potential for refusing a flank should have been considered on our deployment.The 10 man RXB unit may have been a waste of time and just filler – again if I had another Dark Rider unit of 5 that would have been more useful.
  • Checking Gav’s spreadsheet – he’d double counted the spearmen so we were missing some 420 points on our side which makes a 10% difference nearly. There were other issues with his spreadsheet as well.
  • The deployment of the bolt throwwers was wrong, that should have been done on our refused flank (that didn’t happen).

So under BlackJack’s feline eye:

  • Paint up some more CoK to deploy two smaller but useful units.
  • Ditto Dark Riders.
  • Ditto Heroes/Lords on Dark Steeds.
  • Remember the Harpies.
  • Act aggressive again !
  • Vet any ally’s spreadseeht for deliberate mistakes !

Now after that Maoist self criticism session I’m off to paint some scenery, vehicles and possibly some CoK models….

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