Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Mounted sergeants in War of the Roses

More War of the Roses. This time I was trying out the mounted sergeants. They're a little fragile, but able to redeploy really quickly which is really handy. 
With the mission being to capture the crossroads I wasn't advancing very fast to start with. 

After not moving much for the first 4 turns I managed to redeploy the mounted sergeants from the lower left of the image to the upper right. 

Meanwhile Brads pike (using the sergeants rules) moved up to hold the crossroads

Overall a wicked game. The battle swung back and forth and was a hard fight. Initially I could only move one unit per turn, but managed to activate my elite archers for the rest of the game and the decimated Brads army.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Age of Sigmar - War of the Beards!

Another game of Age of Sigmar. This time against Alex and his Duardin. Again we ignored the terrain setup rules and made the table look nice. This time we set it in the Old World, around the War of the Beards era. A Chance encounter between too warbands.

Again I took my elves, this time my Chrace force as I wanted to see what great eagles and the lion chariot were like in game. I also took my white lion unit as silver helms.

For deployment we went with something slightly different. 

Elves advancing through the forest. 

Dwarven deployment

The noble running out in front of his body guard while they try and catch up. The eagle in the background charged, mostly to see what he could do and to try and kill some stuff. He also gets to run away again after the fight. And the White lions in the background failed their charge so stood there stupidly. 

A closer shot.

In Alex's turn he charged with his dwarves.

Lion chariot gets into the flanks. As the spear elves were already in the front that meant not many dwarves got to put their attacks onto the lion chariot, which saved him. I didn't take a photo, but the rune smith charged in on Alex's turn and nearly killed the chariot. 

Strategically running away with the lion chariot so I can charge in the next turn and get the bonus attacks. 

Everything died pretty quickly towards the end.

And the last White Lion and the White lions finishing off the dwarves. 
Overall a pretty close game. We seemed to have pretty similar armies being both small elite type forces. Elite units pack a punch with having multiple attacks. As do spearelves.