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Sunday, November 22, 2015

2nd Big Battle of Fantasy Empires, aka 15mm Kings of War

Yeah, we got the bug now, a small Bretonnian vs Lizardman battle on Saturday (Troy's Lizards whopped up on my Bretonnians) and then another Big Brutal Battle 6000 vs 6000 Orcs vs Dwarf/Elf alliance on Sunday.
Notes to take home:
Bretonnians, catapults suck and Kinights are awesome, More Knights!
Orcs, catapults suck and Giants rules! More Giants!
The big battle ended up in a bloody draw.

Knights and Villians

Brettonian Host

Orc Host of Mike

Crappy Catapults

Orc Host of Big John
Ryan commanding the Dwarves

Rick's Elves

More Elves with all those shootie things
Dragons are a royal pain

Orcs advance on the pub

Finally we reach the Elven battleline

Dragons trapped

Crushing the Elven Cav

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lizard WarBeasts for Kings of War

So Troy has been using his Martian Empires Lizardman army for our fantasy Kings of War games.
I felt he needed some suitable Beasts of War. So we went to a local hobby shop and picked up some nice dinosaurs.

Monday, November 9, 2015

15mm Kings of War

Yep, for years Rick and I had been toiling away on our 15mm Warmaster armies. But very few people seemed interested. Yesterday at Treefort we pulled out the 15mm figs and used them for King of War.
Suddenly everyone was coming over to see our table. Commenting on how many more figs you could get on the same size table. Ahh interest.
So for anyone interested. All our figs are based on 40mm wide x 30mm deep bases. (except the war machines) 2 bases side by side was a Troop. 4 bases (2 wide 2 deep) were a Regiment. 6 bases (3 wide 2 deep) were a Horde.  For Ogres, 4 bases was a horde.
Rick's High Elves and Dwarves, run by Allen  vs my Orcs  and Troy's Lizardmen. 6000 points per side!
We set up behind a screen, when revealed it was my Orcs facing the Elves and troy facing the dwarves.
So the battle soon came down to a race of who would turn who's first.
My orcs had to bear the brunt of a heavy Elf cavalry force and a huge amount of fire from bows, ballista and dwarf cannons. Troy's job was to overwhelm those stubborn dwarves as quickly as possible, i was also having to deal with 2 dragonlords.
Orc tactics are pretty simple, send the goblins in first to suck up missle fire and pin the foes in place. Thank Gork for goblin hordes, they can take a licking! But dragons is just hot playing fair!
The game lasted some 5 turns, in the end the Lizards had turned/destroyed the dwarf flank while the Elf flanking force had lost steam. In the center the Orc Hordes were finally getting into the melee and slowly forcing the Elves back. An Evil victory! Yea I know, troy keeps reminidng me that  the Lizardmen are 'neutral.
Elf Line

Elf Cavalry flanking force

The Dragon Lords
Solid Dwarves

Pesky Dwarves
Lizard Host

Orc Host

Green Tide
Setup North

Setup South
Turn 1
Orc Chief takes on Dragonlord
Lizards on the move, finally!

 It was a wonderful game! Already talk of a 6 player campaign as early as next month!

Monday, November 2, 2015

KoW Good vs Bad Kingdoms of Men

Finally got a game in against Allen's sinister Kingdom of Man. I say 'sinister' because of all the dark armour and the Werewolves. Allen built his army out of the old Confrontation prepaints, it looks pretty cool.
2500 points on an 8x5 ft table.
It was a very tough game, Artillery laying down some good fire for both of us. First 2 turns had me losing 2 units, both with magic items , and a horde of Werewolves determined to take my right flank.
My hope was to delay the wolves long enough to break Allens right.
It was touch and go until that fateful moment when my General managed to get that foot knight to waver with some magic. That one moment held up Allens force long enough for me to get my pikes in first.
Very Lucky!
All in all I managed to get some lucky artillery and xbow shots in and stall Allen on his left giving me time to finish off his right.
Very good game!
Play by Play photos.At least for the most part
Allen's sinister army on the left my clean cut Italians and Spanish on the right

Italian Kinights


Elite Pikes and Nasty Werewolves

Knights followed by Pikes

start of TURN 1

start of TURN 2

start of TURN 3

Rumble about to start

start of TURN 4

Spanish Cav take the flank just in time

TURN 5 I think

Start of TURN6

Foot Knights vs Elite Pike on both sides