Cat Hair In The Paint Pot

Cat Hair In The Paint Pot


Get off the damn table ya buggers!!!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Warriors of Chaos Vs Dark Elves

Game three:.......... :P

Round three saw us drawn against Team Dragon. As the name suggests these guys each had an elf army with a dragon and the 4th had demons with a greater demon of tzeentch (kind of dragony). I got paired up with;

Callum Drury

Dark Elves 2400 Points

Dreadlord; (General); Black Dragon; Whip of Agony, Dragonhelm, The Other Tricksters Shard, Talisman of Preservation, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Shield, 570

Master; Dark Pegasus; Battle Standard Bearer; Soulrender, Pendant of Khaeleth, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Shield, 215

Master; Dark Pegasus; Armour of Eternal Servitude, Dragonbane Gem, Lance, Shield, Sea Dragon Cloak, 180

Sorceress; (Metal) Level 2, Dispel Scroll 160

30 Corsairs; Full Command, Sea Serpent Standard, 350

5 Dark Riders, Herald, 99

13 Repeater Crossbowmen, Shields, Musician, Champion, 153

6 Cold on Knights; Full Command, Banner of Eternal flame, Potion of Foolhardiness, Charmed Shield, 222

14 Black Guard; Musician, 189

5 Shades; Extra Hand Weapons, 85

War Hydra, 175

"Callum's battle line"

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The shades went into a building left of centre and I ignored them through the game. They did very little where they were. On the right flank Callum’s knights, a master and dragon did a number on my knights. On the left my marauder horse took out his dark riders. In the centre one of my blocks took a charge from a master and killed him (more on this later).

Magic got the hydra and my war shrine held his remaining knights and master. Callum could have ran his dragon and hid for the win but stayed to fight. One of my blocks hit the dragon, beat it in combat and ran it down.

When we tallied up the points it was a draw (114pts in my favour). It was a great game and Callum is a fun guy to game against. He never gloated when the dice were going his way and never got grumpy when they didn’t. This was the main reason that I did not ask for the score to be changed to take account that one of my unit champions had killed his master BSB in a challenge and should have got +50pts for an underdog kill giving me an 11-9 win. Callum could have easily won by running his dragon lord away but didn’t so as to have a better game. He and his team got our vote for best sports.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Warriors of Chaos Vs Demons

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Round 2 saw us drawn against Squigs: manglers! I got drawn against;

Ben 'Panzer' Harris, Daemons of Chaos (Ben got a choice of who to play against). This is what he had;

Great Unclean One (Balesword, Noxious Vapours) - 550 points

Herald of Khorne (Battle Standard, Armour of Khorne, Firestorm Blade) - 165 points
Herald of Nurgle (Stream of Bile) - 140 points
Herald of Tzeentch (Spellbreaker) - 140 points

28 Bloodletters of Khorne (Full Command, Icon of Endless War) - 391 points
24 Plaguebearers of Nurgle (Full Command, Icon of Seeping Decay) - 343 points
10 Horrors of Tzeentch (Musician) - 126 points
5 Furies - 60 points
5 Furies - 60 points

5 Flamers of Tzeentch - 175 points
Fiend of Slaanesh - 55 points
Fiend of Slaanesh - 55 points
Bloodcrusher of Khorne - 70 points
Bloodcrusher of Khorne - 70 points

"The Demons Right flank"
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Ben’s 7 small drops got him the choice to place his combat units opposite my units that would be most beneficial to him. This is where Ben’s experience put him above me in the skill level. It worked out that his blood letters would face off against my khorne unit and his plagues would be against my tzeentch unit. I would have preferred it to be the other way around.

"Looking down Ben's battle line"
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As the game played out my knights got tuck into his fat guy unclean one and got him down to 1 or 2 wounds before they got hit in the flank by his letters when they had held and then beasted up my khorne unit.
My tzeentch unit did a number on the plague bearers but this took a long time and was not enough to help me in the end. Ben’s chaff out chaffed mine.

I think in this game I played too aggressively and should have deployed further back and used a turn or 2 to get better positions before the combat started. 20 – 0 to Ben.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Warriors of Chaos Vs Lizardmen

The draw for the first game had been posted a few days earlier, we had got team tough and fluffy. The match up did not go to plan and I got the following;

Team tough and fluffy
Tim Robinson, Lizardmen

Slann, LORE OF DEATH, soul of stone, focus of mystery (know all lore), higher state of consciousnous, bane head, feedback scroll, dragonbane gem, BSB, standard of discipline 485

Scar veteran, coldone, light armour, charmed shield, burning blade of chotec, dawnstone 160
Priest, scroll 90
Scar veteran, coldone, light armour, halberd, venom of the firefly frog, dragon helm, luckstone 139
Priest, cube of darkness 105

Saurus*30, full command 360
28 skinks with 3 kroxigors, full command 327
Skink skirmishers*10 70
Skink skirmishers*10 70
Skink skirmishers*10 w javelins 80
10 skinks, mus 56
10 skinks, mus 56

6 chameleon skinks 72
3 terradons 90
3 terradons 90

2 salamanders 150

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Tim is a very thoughtfull player and we only just completed 5 turns in 3 hours. This thoughtfulness served him well as I kept rushing my turns and made some silly mistakes.

Early in the game I allowed my Lv4 to get too close to his death magic and paid the price (and forgot my healing potion). he used his small skink units well and kept me at bay while causing me some casualties. I learned that a 2+ flaming ward save skar vet can hold up a unit of warriors with flaming banner for quite some time.

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One of my units was doing a number on his skrox unit then I made a fatal error of putting my warshrine in a position that allowed a big unit to get into the combat to help out the skrox.

I got 20-0'd and it was pretty much my own fault. We all agreed that this was a bad match up but my own decision to go forward too soon and rush my turns gave him an easy win that should have been more like a minor win.

Hohum, never mind, next game to follow soon.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Warriors of chaos V's Empire

The night before the Polish sausage tournament Dave O and I had a practise game against each other. Dave was rocking his fantastic Empire army.

Dave set up his army with his inf blocks holding the centre of his line with his artillery to his right.

The early part of the game saw my magic whittling his units and his big guns whittling away at my units.

"The warriors prepare to advance"

I had nothing in my army that could take his steam tank and decided to see what the war shrine could do with its 3+ ward save. This proved to be pretty good and kept the tank stuck in combat from turn 2 for the rest of the game.

"Dave sends the detachments to their doom"

Dave played very well and was looking to get a win. The last few turns of the game saw some luck on my part with one example being 5 marauder horsemen charging a big unit in the rear and breaking them (even with a re role). This created some rules questions as their flee (when they failed to rally) then blocked a charge at the other side of the battle after they had bounced through some units.

In the end it was a draw and very very enjoyable game. I think Dave's level of playing skill is above mine and it was some luck that gave the draw as Dave outplayed me.

A great opponent and would urge anyone to have a game with Dave Olorenshaw and his splendid Empire army. He won the best army trophy at this event against quite a few other impressive armies.

Well done Dave.