WHFB: Lots of quick games tournament style – Final Part

Empire vs Ogres

This time it was Rich running his Empire army vs Neil’s Ogres.

Last game of the day…

As usual the lone Sabre tusk tried to flank the enemy to pick off artillery crew…only 5 Archers got in its way…

While the mournfangs charged forward with a similar road bump in the way.

The first set of archers defeated the sabre tusk !
But the second set did not fare so well, except to line up for some charges by cavalry and a flank charge of some swordsmen…

Which defeated them in combat, whilst the rest of the Ogres moved forward.

Neil commented afterwards:

We had to call the game turn 3 as it was getting late but was obvious I would have lost in the end. Again I thought I was doing ok then took a cannonball to the Bruiser Bsb’s face which killed him outright. The Mournfang took a double charge off some knight and swordsmen which nearly went in my favour but in the end lost and were run down.
I loved the leadbelcher/firebelly combo and should probably have stayed back longer but it was getting late so charged with the Ironguts. Game over.

Summary

This was our first tournament style event (and first WHFB session in the hall). Sadly one of our number was struck down by an allergy and didn’t make it, but we coped well enough so that everyone got at least two games in.

We could easily have done two more tables if more people came. The 5-6 people is also a tricky mid point. Too many to host in my dark tower, enough to hire the hall, but not hire in catering (a couple of pizzas did get over cooked as learnt to cope with the hall’s cooker).

Having only 1200 points is a very different game to the normal 2500-4000 that our group plays. Having 4×4 tables instead of 6×4 or bigger also brings in new tactics.

A fun day which we shall have to repeat.

WHFB: Lots of quick games tournament style – Part 3

Dark Elves vs Bretonnians

Ok, having seen my CoK trash the Ogres I started out positively against the three columns of Bretonnian k-nigits, especially as I managed to whittle one unit down from 9 to 6 during magic and shooting phase.

Then a rock from the trbuchet landed on the Silver Talons, and wiped out 13 of 20…errmm….and ten the CoK got charged in the flank by a k-nigit on Pegasus, and then a column of k-nigits head on.

You may note the gap to the right of the CoK, because that’s where the Silver Talons were, before they had been massacred by another column of k-nigits who pursued them off the table taking my main combat hero and Level3 High Sorceress with them.

Gamne over – 5 Harpies, 5 Dark Riders and 10 RXBs and a Level1 Sorceress are not going to stop the remaining k-nigits and pegasi borne heroes…

Short and not very sweet for me.

Empire vs Ogres

Scott and Neil squared off against each other. To be fair to Scott, he was playing with a fairly unknown (to him) army that Rich had been kind enough to build and loan him.

So he charged straight into the (Great) maw of his opponent…

Head top head combat ensued.

The Ogres won out, especially when the swordsmen ran away from the Leadbelchers.

Empire vs Bretonnians

The penultimate game of the day.

Scott again deployed his Empire troops – this time not blocking LOS of his X-bows. 😉

Again the three Bretonnian juggernauts surged forward.

Crashing into the Empire flagellants…

Whilst on the far flank Luthor Hess charged and pulped a Bretonnian hero on Pegasus…I took the photo even before combat was initiated as I knew the likely outcome…

The Bretonnians finally defeated the swordsman who had joined combat and ground the flagellants down.

As Scott noted his lesson:

Don’t join the flagellants with other units in combat ! The flagellants don’t mind dying in droves as they are frenzied and steadfast, the other units will run for it because of the high body count affecting combat resolution.

Jim’s k-nigits also saw of the Empire knights and with the majority of the hard units running for it Scott threw in the towel as I had done.

Final part tomorrow – Ogres vs Empire

WHFB: Lots of quick games tournament style – Part 1

We set up three separate tables (4×4) with different terain in the village hall, and deployed armies of 1200PV, that we re-used to churn our way through different opponents for a day.

Neil W and Scott were the newbies tat came along. Scott has played long ago, and has also done Mordheim and Necromunda, but it was Neil W first outing for wargaming with his well painted Ogre Kingdoms army.

The first round was:

  • Neil W (Ogre Kingdoms) vs KIY (Dark Elves)
  • Rich (Empire) vs Jim m(Bretonnians)

Dark Elves vs Ogres

Ogre deployment.

Dark Elf deployment.

As we would be facing unknown adversaries, most of us plumped for generic army lists, so facing off against Ogres I expected to be squashed.

Which almost happened to my Dark Riders when they turned tail and ran away from the mournfang cavalry and escaped by one inch !

Luckily, the CoK hammered into the Ironguts unit with BSB, won combat and ran them down, causing the Leadbelcher unit with General to run away. However they rallied, and toasted my Harpies.

I then charged my Dark Riders into the Ogre bulls, and flank charged with the CoK. Amazingly, Neil pulled off lots of parry saves, wiped out the Dark Riders, and faced the CoK in a draw on combat resolution.

Only for the leadbechers to steam into the side of the Co, which amazingly survived a round of combat, passed LD test, which allowed my Silver Talons (Spearmen) to charge into the melee.

I won combat, Neil’s luck deserted him and he failed his LD tests and ran away…and then it was his trn…and he faled the rally tests…game over.

Good job, because the dice were not with me:

WHFB: Ogre Leadbelchers

A small unit of leadbelchers.

Again sporting a large amount of add on bits.

Byakhee Stuart did a commission painting Ogres and was driven mad(der) by all the extra luggage…

Size doesn’t matter though, or so I’m told:

Also for sale with their own KR storage case. (On sale due to lack of space!)

WHFB: Ogre Ironbreakers

Some more Ogres, this time Ironbreakers:

Great big models these !

Unsurprisingly, with such large models, I used the Kaiser Rushforth cases to store them.

Again, these are for sale.

WHFB: Ogres

Well here are some I did earlier:

A nice lump of lard.

Oh here is the champion.

I did a mane of greenstuff to look like fur to bulk him out and make him different to the rest of the troops.

Along with the standard bearer.

And from the back.

These are for sale.