06/04/2017 Leave a comment
So the Savage Orcs that had broken through on my flank, did the decent thing and piled in to the Silver Talon spears.
Or rather, some of them piled into combat, as more florid friends the pink flamers zapped them beforehand.
Both sides got stuck, as I slowly ground down the Savage Orcs for the next two turns.
Nav gave Richard pause for thought as the Goblin Wolf Riders piled in to the blue Screamers.
The screamers defeated them in combat but failed to catch them on the follow up.
The winds of magic were with us, and as a result, another unit of Pink Horrors turned up.
So Richard slapped them down behind the enemy lines in preparation for making greenskin sandwiches.
A bit like this. The goblins had failed their charge due to animosity, so the Pink Horrors and flamers were sent in from all sides after the wolf riders had been finished off.
Back on my flank, a combination of magic, flamers and RXBs whittled down the main Orc Fyrd unit. The large goblin archer unit meanwhile lost casualties moving through the bog and did precious little damage on the shooting phase.
Despite the best efforts of my dice rolling (Fav’s are the small white dice [size isn’t everything], mine are the large purple dice).
the huge goblin horde was being whittled down, and more gradually and in a non dramatic way so were Eeza Ugezod’s Black orcs who were pummelled almost into oblivion with magic, flamers and RBTs for three rounds.
The charging goblin archers released some fanatics, fortunately with little damage to the flamers or RXBs.
But this was followed by the crunch moment when both the remaining Orc Fyrd and goblin archers closed in for combat with the DE RXBs, the flamers and RBT crew.
At the same time, Nav charged Harboth’s Black Mountain boys into the main melee, along with EEza Ugezod’s remnants.
the not very impetuous spider riders launched an attack. It reminded me of Austin Powers:
Henchman Sailor: [approaches warily]
Nigel Powers: Do you know who I am?
Henchman Sailor: [nods]
Nigel Powers: Have you got any idea how many anonymous henchmen I’ve killed over the years?
Henchman Sailor: [nods again]
Nigel Powers: I mean, look at you. You don’t even have a name tag. You’ve got no chance. Why don’t you just fall down?
[henchman falls down]
As this was pretty much the end of the battle, the Lord of Change waded into combat (apparently it was a magic user combo).
To everyone’s surprise, including mine, the combination of flamers, RBT crew and RXBs defeated the Orcs and goblins, and ran them down, crushing Fav’s flank entirely.
ironically, this left my Black Guard twiddling their thumbs all battle,, the Silver Talons had by now defeated the last Sacvage Orc and were similarly left hanging with nothing to do.
To finish off the job, the Lord of Change defeated and charged down Eeza Ugezod’s Black Orcs, just as the goblins were wiped out and the flamers moved in to crush Harboth’s lot.
Victory went to the very strained alliance of dark Elves and Tzeentch.
Most importantly, a good time was had by all, with many terrible dice throws, surprising combat results and so on.
Now all I have to do is buy a new house, and retrieve from storage all my figures for a re-match, which will probably be Xmas time. 🙂