Tuesday 24 July 2012

SoBH Campaign Battle 2

Battlefield: Standard
Weather: Heavy Rain
Scenario: A Chance Encounter
Defender: Beastmen

(New additions/changes are shown in italics. Full stats are shown for new recruits)

Valgen Maests Warband (216pts*)
  • Valgen Maest: DWARF COMMANDER (96 Pts) XP: 1
  • Falster Vonlyr: Elite Warrior (46 Pts) XP:1 Moderate Injury, +1 Q For Battle
  • Halgar Snowbeard: Warrior (26 Pts) XP: 1
  • Squint Ironsights: Crossbowman (New recruit) (24 Pts) XP: 0Quality 4+ Combat 3, Short Move, Medium Shooter
* Falkaya Bloodsworn "Mrs Maest" sits out this battle with a Serious Wound

Johan's Beast Herd
  • Johan Tierpfleger: HUMAN LEADER (60 Pts) XP:1
  • Torgor: Beastman #1 (32 Pts)  XP:1
    Moderate Injury, +1 Q For Battle
  • Kragos:  Beastman  #2 (32 Pts)  XP:1
  • Arax:  Beastman  #3 (32 Pts)  XP:1
  • Sidern: Minotaur Warrior (52 Pts)  XP:1
  • Jamwar: Young Minotaur (32 Pts)  XP:1
  • Kodar the Cruel: Chaos Warrior (39 Pts)  XP:1
  • Equipment: Healing Elixir
Setup: The scenario rules meant that players took alternate turns to place one of their opponents figures on the table. Unsurprisingly there was quite a bit of spread.

At the start of the battle everyone tried to rally round to either their leader or at least a comrade. The weather conditions meant that models would slip and fall on any roll of a "1" on their activation dice, making the regrouping slow and hazardous.MacSver was also aware that his warband was down to 4 for this battle.
With the beastmen generally making heavy going to the conditions as they headed towards the village square, Dwarven leader Valgen and Snowbeard managed to join up. Falster and new recruit Squinty made their way from the opposite side of the town, trying a distracting faint flank keeping the buildings between themselves and danger. With a few enemy numbers in front of them they spotted a lone flounderingly beastman...
...and took advantage to grab first blood and dispatch him.
The beastmen were starting to reach the same area, although some were finding that hooves on town cobbles were a bit treacherous.
The Dwarven leader and bolstered warrior looked to give the Johan's crew a run around and keep the barrels between themselves, looking to pick off anything that wandered round on it's own. But disaster struck and leader Valgen had a series of slips, letting the Johan's Minotaur Warrior get in range and then attack whilst the dwarf tried to get off his back. He didn't manage and was defeated for the first ever time.
The dwarves retreated without their leader. The beastmen tried to give chase, but again underfoot conditions shut the brief door of opportunity.

Battle result: A win for Johan's Beastmen


  1. Fee stuff - love the minis and card stock buildings - nice one!

  2. cheers, Monty. The buildings are David Graffam (www.davesgames.net) ones. I fact they are his early free ones before he went pro. His "new" ones are even better (I'm a big fan as you can tell!)