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.