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I always like hearing about unit accomplishing the impossible, i once saw a unit of witch elves kill a larger unit of chaos chosen in combat, and i saw a hydra kill a steam tank once, has anyone else got any almost unbelievable stories about how theyre units have battled against the odds and came out on top?
Fantasy : Empire, Chaos Warriors, Chaos Daemons, Vampire Counts, Beastmen, High Elves, Lizardmen( but i have opinions on every army just not the money)
40k: Black Templars, Imperial Guard, Dark Eldar, Tau (thinking of Eldar)
I had a game yesterday where a unit of cross bow elves killed a tooled up beastmen lord. They did have some magic help and take 3 turns but its still good going with only 2 losses.
Not really coming out on top but.....Shadowblade punching a Screaming bell and causing two nearby buidlings to collapse, then getting Kung-Fu kicked by the Grey Seer?
Most of the epic feats I experience with my Dark Elves tend to revolve less around luck and more around the equipment. My usual Dreadlord/General has bagged a Doombull, an Oldblood and his Carnosaur, Saurus cavalry, Ogres, Minotaurs and various other such things....purely because of the Executioner's Axe and him having a bodyguard of Black Guard with the ASF banner.....
Still Epic though.... Hahahaaa
Just had a couple this weekend.
Battle Standard Bearer standing and shooting against Cold One Knights with a handbow, picking off one.
Champion of a Crossbowmen regiment stands 3 rounds of combat on his own against Cold One Knights, passing 4 6+ parry saves in a row.
In a straight out fight involving a hydra and a steamtank i would say the odds are actually pretty firmly in the hydras favor.
Gotta say thats my new favorite shadowblade death ever -my old one was him not only failing to kill the last member of a goblin spear chukka but dying to said crew member.
I havn't had too many wtf moments in my games (with de anyway) - but a very special dark elf memory for me is when my solo sorceress irresistably cast horror claiming a 20 man unit of ironbreakers in a single shot, and continuing on to cast it twice more in the same game wracking up another 23 assorted dwarves to her tally.
i had a pretty amazing moment a few days ago.
After me and my opponent (skaven) Had battled out he was about to win. We had both lost almost all our troops. I had only a Corsair Banner Bearer left and he had a Clanrat unit of 15. He had them posted in horde formation, so that was a big plus for me ( i have no idea why he put them like that.. my frenzied bannr bearer kiled 3 rats. and the 5 rats with champ failed to kill me. So i won combat res, he routed and my one remaning model won the battle singlehandedly.
Pretty epic. I have given him a name and made him BSB ;D
A big unit of ogre bulls with a tyrant and a bruiser (the bruiser was the BS charged my hydra, my hydra won the battle, the unit fled and the hydra pursued and caught that unit.
Had a lvl 2 cast Enfeebling Foe on an enemy Black Guard unit with irresistable force, making them S1...then Morathi hit them with Black Horror, killing 13 out of 14 an causing a wound on the BSB.
Then, in the same battle, Morathi "died" and came back to life. (Only because my opponent forgot that characters are no longer skirmishers in 8th ed and that his lvl4 with Lifetaker didn't have a 180 degree LOS). credit to my opponent, her "death" was truly epic.
The lvl 4 cast a Shadow spell, swapping places with the BSB so she could target Morathi, who was left with 1 Black Guard to defend him, but sadly Morathi was just outside the units (90) field of vision. She then cast Mindrazor on a neaby Corsair unit, overpowered it and blew up the Black Guard next to her. Then she realised she was no longer restricted by her bodyguard, so cocked Lifetaker and aimed at Morathi, who's magical defenses failed to turn away the enchanted bolt. Morathi then toppled lifelessly from the saddle of Sulephet.
It was an incredibly cunning idea from my opponent, unfortunately one edition of the rules too late, but credit where it is due. I am not one to read the rulebook meticulously to deny my opponent a victory, but that moment had us both so shocked we both dived for the rules at the same time, scarcely believing it had happened.
If that isn't an epic moment from my opponent, then I don't know what is.
I have a good feat from a game i played on monday. Unit of Corsairs with two hand weapons, sea serpent standard, with the alter giving them +1A, and to top it off Okkam's Mindrazor cast on them. Charges a unit of 40 Saurus warriors, the look on my opponents face when i said so thats 61 S8 attacks hitting on 3's with re-rolls. To top it off i wounded 58 times! thats one dead saurus unit.
Last edited by Gedderz; February 3rd, 2011 at 12:21.
Nice one Gedderz
I like that a lot, mainly because I remember fighting Lizardmen with the Lore of Life.....ending up fighting T8 Saurus. Sadly my sorceress had blown herself up at that point.