Saturday, 31 January 2015

Game 66 - Skaven - 2013/04/19

Game 2 - Skaven - Dawn Attack

Game 2 was a Dawn Attack scenario which followed the rule book with additional rules. A quotation from the rules pack:
When calculating Victory Points, the following are worth an extra bonus 200VP
- Ending the game with at least 1 unit with 2 complete ranks (including your first) in your opponents deployment zone
- Ending the game with at least 1 unit with 2 complete ranks (including your first) not in your deployment zone
- Your opponents most expensive unit/Character has fled the battle field or been removed as a casualty.

An interesting twist but not exactly something I could use to great advantage since I don't have many ranks. Also, killing the most expensive unit and/or character might be quite a problem sometimes. Reading these rules I got a feeling it helps cheap horde regiments and deathstars as in my opinion bonus points were easier to grab with these. Ah well, I guess I had to simply fight for the win no matter what are the bonuses. Although in the hindsight I should pay more attention to these as I can either prevent the enemy from getting them or grab some extra points myself. It would also give me some hints as to where the enemy might move his units.

I had a great pleasure to meet and play against Sean and his sneaky Skaven. Ratmen are always a difficult enemy with their crazy rules and units. Sean brought an army that was a very interesting mixture of usual suspects with units that might not appear often in that particular configuration.

Skaven - Army List

Queek the Headtaker
Grey Seer - Lore of Ruin + Lore of Plague
Plague Priest
, level 1, Lore of Plague
Warlock engineer, level 2, power condenser, Lore of Ruin

20 Slaves
20 Slaves
20 Slaves
5 giant rats + pack master
5 giant rats + pack master
2 rat swarms
25 Clanrats
21 Plague Monks
, Full Command, Plague Monk Banner
30 Stormvermin, Full Command, Storm Banner
6 Gutter Runners
6 Gutter Runners
Hellpit Abomination
Doom Wheel

Friday, 23 January 2015

Game 65 - High Elves - 2013/04/16


First of all apologies for the long absence. Time flies and it seems one should be more disciplined about almost-daily habits such as blog updates! :)

Below I present the report from the first game of ANUWTF tournament in 2013.

I was very glad to find out that the local club at the university organizes the tournament. It was not in a very convenient location but it also was at 2500 points which meant I could field 2 regiments of my light cavalry! I could not miss such opportunity! :)

Here is my list:

Outcasts - Army List

Archmage, Staff of Solidity, Lore of Metal
Battle Standard Bearer, Heavy Armor, Shield, Great Weapon, Reaver Bow, Dragon Helm

2 x 10 Archers, Musician
2 x 15 Lothern Sea Guard, Full Command

10 White Lions, Musician, Banner of Eternal Flame
10 White Lions, Musician, Gleaming Pennant
10 Swordmasters, Bladelord, Amulet of Light
10 Swordmasters, Musician, Bladelord, Talisman of Loec
2 x 5 Dragon Princes
2 x 5 Ellyrian Reavers, Spears
2 x Great Eagle
1 x Repeater Bolt Thrower

There were 22 players listed and there was quite strong group of gamers coming from other cities too! Thanks guys, really appreciated!

This tournament was planned for 2 days and 6 games in total. We played scenarios from the rulebook (some modified). There was no comp in that event but points for sports and painting were added to the overall standings. If you are interested in details, here is the link to the players pack. Just be warned that it also contains information on the results so it is up to you if you want to know it now or would you prefer to wait until the summary.

ANUWTF - player's pack

Battle 1 - High Elves - Battleline

High Elves seem to be a very popular army here in Oz. One of the most numerous representation at CanCon, 5 armies at QNK Joust and 4 at ANUWTF. It was a great chance then I will meet one again and that is what happened in round 1. I had a pleasure to play against Mark and his Guards HE. His army list (as always without all the item  :oops: ).

High Elves - Army List

Prince, Vambrances of Defence, Foe Bane, Armor of Caledor (?)
Archmage, Level 4, Talisman of Saphery, Robes (I think) - Lore of Shadow
, Level 2, Dispel Scroll, Seerstuff - High Magic

30 Lothern Sea Guard, Full Command, Banner of Eternal Flame
16 Archers
30 Phoenix Guard
, Full Command, Razor Banner
5 Shadow Warriors
2 x Eagle Claw
2 x Great Eagle