Byakhee Gav and I had a single day game this Xmas – 3,000 points Orcs & Goblins vs Dwarves.
My Dwarf army is very “Oldhammer”. A cannon, organ gun, 20 Rangerererers, 15 Quarrellerererers, 20 Warriorerererers, 20 Dragon Company, plus the Pony Express (10 pony riders) and a Steam Juggernaut.
Vs Gav’s lot: Harboth’s Black Mountain Boys, EEza Ugezod Black Orcs, Savage Orcs, Night Goblin Spearmen, Night Goblin Archers, Spider riders and a trebuchet.
The spider riders moved into the woods as they cxan ignore difficult terrain.
But the Rangerererers defeated the Wolf Riders’ Vanguard move.
Gav one first move, and proceeded to shoot my Pony Express unit with his Spider Riders. With a 4+ armour save, what did I roll ? Yup nearly half the unit killed first round !
The Wolf Riders charged the flank guard unit, bounced off, retreated and then reformed.
In the centre, the Orc columns advanced. Gav had predicted he had little chance of good Magic Phases so had not come packing, and was vindicated.
Just short of charge range, the orcs managed to get charged by my DWarves, after they had taken a lot of damage from missile fire. The Steam Juggernaut and remaining Slayers charged into the Black Orcs, and the Juggernaut did a lot of damage.
Following up the Black Orcs, the Slayers got side charged by the Night Goblin Spearmen.
But meanwhile, the Warriorererers and Dragon Guard were charged, and the Dragon Guard failed their LD test ran away and were run down by Harboth’s Black Mountain boys.
Things were looking bad.My slayers were only just above 25%, the Dragon Guard gone, and the Pony Express was at half…