WHFB: Third Border Patrol

Tutoring Byakhee Roo in the ways of righteousness continues:

1k points, Oldhammer Dwarves vs Dogs of War (DOW)…almost an Oldhammer army.

I set up my Rangererers in the woods (1st edition Bugmans! Only 10 of them).

Roo had bulked up his Cavalry and Swordsmen though.

We were also jusing Magic for the first time.

The cavalry got hit by my canon, and immediately failed their LD test and scarpered.

The Rangererers got stuck in against the hapless Handgunners

Hmm, this didn’t look good, 9 Pony Express Ridererers versus 8 Swordsmen having been whittled down by Cannon and X Bow fire.

meanwhile I was getting it handed to me on a plate as One Eyed Sally’s Warriorererers were whittled down by Roo’s firepower !

Crunch! The Pony Express ambles in after a “charge”…

But fails to over-run the Swordsman and Wizard, but by this point Roo had lost.

Next game to follow shortly !

WHFB: A Second Border Patrol

So Monday before last, Byakhee Roo and I upgraded our forces to 750 points each to expand our options and so that Roo could learn some more. Roo has played wargames for years, has his own mancave, but is a bit rusty on WHFB.

So I finally unleashed more of my Oldhammer Dwarves – all classic pre-slotta and early slotta figures.

Including as you can see, the original Dwarf Bombard, and the even more fearsome Pony Express, comprised of Dwarves on ponies !

Roo fielded more Dogs of War classic regiments, such as the Birdmen of Catrazza.

both sides’ cavalry advanced across the board towards each other…the Pony Express at M6 was a bit slower. 😉

Crunch – Roo’s cavalry get to my troops first – One Eyed Sally’s Clansmen (yes I have named all the units, which guarantees their defeat).

But the Pony Express charged the Birdmen who turned tail (literally) and fled, and then failed their LD test to reform and fled off the board.

Adding insult to injury, One Eyed Sally’s clansmen defeated the knights, and Roo faield another Ld test and his knights hot footed it ! The dwarves couldn’t catch them in the pursuit though.

Reforming, the Pony Express charged into the swordsmen, and defeated them. Obviously they pursued the swordsmen, but guess which K-Niggits had finally rallied and were caught by the Pony Express ?

Yup, the Pony EXpress wiped out the last of the K-Niggits, and it was Game Over !

So after two games it was one all. We agreed to another session the next Monday (yesterday now – its taken me that long to write this up !).

The Pony Express figures,are early Fantasy Tribe Dwarves, plus a few other bits and bobs I’ve got, and I’ll write up a separate post on them by Xmas (Fingers crossed) with close ups. I estimate building the unit of a mere 10 mounted dwarves has cost in the region of £100. Now the nurses tell me it is time for my medication…. 😎