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Ok, with 2 staff from GW Exeter in at our local GW for the last two weeks, one of them decided to organize a fantasy tournament seeing all the four people there had fantasy armies on them. The limit for the tournament was 1000 points so I set about writing an army list with my vampire counts and as I had forgotten my corpse cart, had a rather hero heavy list for 1000 points. We were awarded three points for a win, 2 for a draw, and one for a loss. The other players each had a list of Orcs and Goblins, Wood Elves, and Tomb Kings.
Sword of Battle 170 points
Mannfred the Acolye 185
(Number of times I forgot his vampiric power in the tournament...grrr)
Dispel Scroll 95
20 Zombies **
full command 200
10 Grypt Ghouls **
Royal Standard of Strigos 185
Round one: Orc and Goblins
Opponents list: Consisted of 1 Orc boss of somesort in a unit of 15 black orcs, 2 level 2 goblin shamans, 1 boar chariot, 10 spider riders and 15 orc boyz.
This game was a cat and mouse of sorts, I focused my entire attention on Mannfred and the Grave guard on my left flank, battling it out against his black orcs having being whittled down to 7 after a few turns of curse of years. Once that unit fled and was ran down I sent Manfred to cut down a lone shaman, the grave guard turning towards the rest of the battle. Until that moment, not a single combat had been fought between other units. Focused as I was on destroying his black orcs, I forgot to charge my units in to combat and he failed all but one of his leadership tests to charge in the entire game. Eventually his spiders were slaugheted by the ghouls, the chariot whittled down by the CR of the zombies, and the orc boyz and remaining shaman killed by my skeletons and flanking graveguard. With a solid victory I was winning the tournament, the other game having been a draw.
Round two: Wood Elves
Opponents list: 2 Branchwraiths, 15 eternal guard, 5 way watchers, 5 wardancers and 10 scouts
What else can I say except I lost? His waywatchers and scouts deplyed behind my lines and I wasted three turns taking care of those two units, by which time the rest of his force were across the board in one piece, easily dealing with my units. Unfortunately half my army was off the board having pursued him away from the battlefield and he dealt with my forces at leisure.
At this point the scores were looking like this:
R1 R2 R3
Fletcher: 1 1
Louis: 2 3
Tom: 2 3
Jacob: 3 1
At this point I believed that I was out of the running, Tom (Wood Elves, and easily the best player there) was to play Fletcher (Orcs and Goblins) and it was almost certain he would win and take the prize. I was up to play Louis (Tomb Kings) and knew I had to win to become second.
Round three: Tomb Kings
Opponents List: One tomb prince(ss), using the model from a lahmian vampire. One liche priest, 8 skeleton horsemen, 20 skeleton with shield and spear, and 25 tombguard (or was it 20?)
With two large forests on either side of the table, they created a bottleneck where the battle would be won or lost. He charged recklessly forwards with his cavalry, who were eventually charged by Mannfred and the graveguard. In the following turn my zombies flanked into the cavalry, further whittling them down to one man until in his next turn his tomb guard charged into the graveguard, and the skeletons flanked into my zombies. At this point the zombies died from combat resolution, only to have my necromancer raise a new unit behind his tomb guard next turn, raising the unit up to 15 before charging. The ghouls charged flanked the tombguard and my own skeleton warriors charged into his (that became a battle of who could raise fastest). Once his heirophant was down it was a matter of time before he crumbled and I took victory once again.
In a surprise turn, the wood elf player had suffered a defeat at the hands of orcs and goblins, making victory possible. And here are the final scores of the Christmas Eve-Eve tournament.
R1 R2 R3
Fletcher: 1 1 3
Louis: 2 3 1
Tom: 2 3 1
Jacob: 3 1 3 WINNER
So, walking away with my grand prize of a fathe christmas hat (and gloating rights).....yeh I don't know how to end this sentence.
I hoped you enjoyed the battle report, although I know I didnt go into too much detail.
Blood and Valour
Victory in Death
Nice brief battle report, haven't had one for some time. Congrats on your win, wood elves are always tough to beat with an infantry-based force. Anyways, thanks again and a Merry Christmas to all on Librarium!
It's easy to look brave behind a stone wall.
Maybe something went wrong with the report but the Wood Elf list is Illigal. he needs attleast 1 unit of glade guard for each unit of scouts. he also doesn't even have te manditory 2 Core units. scouts are considered core but eternal guard are special unless he has a highborn noble, which he hasen't so it good you won because he was cheating as hell!
Cheers on the win and nice Battle report.
"Ah, but the truth is like an expensive whore, Jerek. She comes in many dresses and will bend over for any with the money to pamper her." ~ Konrad von Carstein