Few days ago I decided to try my army for upcoming tournament. My friend is also taking place in that tournament so we decided to play against each other. This time his weapon of choice was High Elf army. I have to admit that I don’t really like playing against Elves in general. For some reason I don’t like any kind of Elves that is probably because I am more of a Chaos fan. In this game just as any game played against Elves, you just realize how squishy they are. Although I play with Skaven, and their toughness is the same as the Elves have, I still have a feeling that they are somehow squishier. I think it is because each Elf model is two or three times more expansive then any Skaven model. At first rules for this tournament looked a bit strange, but after playing just one game I kind of liked them.
In the last week or so I’ve made the decision to actually complete a Fantasy army and start playing, I live close to an excellent gaming club (Powerfist Gamers in Stafford) so getting a game shouldn’t be a problem, the main problem I had was deciding which army to play with first. In my pile of fantasy I have the beginnings of four armies, they are Dwarfs, Beastmen, High Elves and Skaven. After deliberating for some time I decided to complete my Skaven, it was a close call between them and the Beastmen but there were a couple of reasons I went with the rats: 1. Many years ago I used to play Advanced Hero quest, it was a self contained board game (single or multi-player fact fans) made in conjunction with GW, I spent hours painting the models contained in that box and the miniatures that I always remember were the Skaven. By todays standards the models were crude but I will always have a soft spot for those nasty little advanced hero quest Skaven. 2. As I mentioned yesterday in 40k I play Eldar and with the list I have and with the exception of Fire Dragons I have to be very careful and look after each and every unit, a couple of lost units and everything goes downhill fast. I wanted the exact opposite from my fantasy army, I don’t mind a few elite units but I don’t want an elite army, I want an army where I can just throw them forward (I’m looking at you Skavenslaves) and not worry whether they die or not. 3.
In the next few weeks before and after OFCC, I will be showcasing my teammates and my opponents' armies in order to show off their hard work.
Yesterday I wrote first part of the Battle Report: Warriors of Chaos VS Skaven . Today we will continue where we stopped yesterday and that is after Chaos player second turn. Turn 2: Skaven In his turn Chaos player casted a spell and increased Warriors strength to 8. This was a bit of a problem as I planned to charge them with Plague Furnace. So I had to make a hard decision and to restrain my Plague Monks not to charge Warriors. On the other side DoomWheel moved so that it was not in Marauders line of sight. There were no charges and everyone else was just moving a bit to try and catch an enemy in flank. HellPit Abomination turned around after chasing Chaos Knight as was going for Sorcerer on disk that was behind my lines too close to Warp-lightning cannon. In magic phase I got 12 power dice. First I did something very risky
Here is another battle report between Warriors of Chaos and Skaven. This game was a part of our training practice for European Team Championship. By the end of this weekend we have to send our army lists so we are working on making them batter and trying them indefinitely. This game was very interesting as we tried things that we usually won’t risk trying on tournaments and came with some very good results. Although game unfortunately ended when Chaos army was wiped out entirely, this has to be one of my all time favorites as my opponent is one of the most pleasant guys to play against. Just to remind readers that are not familiar, we are playing by ETC army composition and with their restrictions. In earlier articles I mentioned what kind of restrictions there are and something about army composition. Warriors of Chaos army: Sorcerer Lord (general, level 4 wizard, lore of shadow) Exalted Hero of Tzeentch (BSB) Chaos Sorcerer of Tzeentch (mark of Tzeentch, disk of Tzeentch, level 2 wizard) 3x 5 Warhaounds 40 Chaos Marauders of Khorne with great weapons 18 Chaos Warriors of Khorne 18 Chaos Warriors of Tzeentch 7 Chaos Knights of Slaanesh Hellcannon On the other side there were my ratmen. I haven’t changed my list a lot since last battle report, however, I am not going to be lazy and I will write it down for those that haven’t read my battle reports earlier
This article is about second Skaven lore, Spells of Plague and most notorious spell known to man and rat, The Dreaded Thirteen Spell. Contrary to Spells of Ruin, this lore is used by Plague Priests and is all about plague and disease. Plague Priests are foul rats infected by various diseases that tend to spread them wherever they go. In Warhammer game, Plague Priest can be level 1 or level 2 wizard and can use spells of plague. This means that he can know one or two spells from this lore, and any spell can be substituted for Pestilent Breath spell. Besides their magic they are very strong for Skaven and can be mounted on Plague Furnace, making it very dangerous and deadly. Besides Plague Priest, Grey Seer can also use spells of plague, as he can mix spells from both Skaven books of magic. There are 6 spells of Plague and these spells are: Pestilent Breath, Bless with Filth, Wither, Cloud of Corruption and Plague.