Monday 29 October 2012

SoBH Campaign 3 - Battle 2

Battlefield: Ruined Hamlet ("Whithershack")
Weather: Heatwave
Scenario: Hidden Treasure
Defender: Dwarves

New additions marked in purple italics
  • Valgen Maest: DWARF COMMANDER 95 Pts, XP: 1
  • Falster Vonlyr: ELITE WARRIOR 46 Pts, XP: 1
  • Halgar Snowbeard: WARRIOR 34 Pts, XP: 1
  • Rod Grimiron: YOUNG WARRIOR 24 Pts, XP: 1
  • Notar Battlenugget: YOUNG WARRIOR 24 Pts, XP: 1
  • Squint Ironsights: CROSSBOWMAN 24 Pts, XP: 1
  • Cerri Crakshot: CROSSBOWMAN 24 Pts, XP: 1
  • Slii Shadesmith: THIEF 24 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 4+ Combat 3
    Short Move, Stealth

  • Ardaric Blackmaul: BARBARIAN COMMANDER 66 Pts, XP: 1
  • Ooko: ELEMENTALIST 34 Pts (+ 50 Pts Summoning pool), XP: 1
    Item: Healing Potion
  • Erwig Bonetooth: ARCHER 50 Pts, XP: 1
  • Totila Roastlaw: ARCHER 50 Pts, XP: 1
  • Rodulf Wolfhowl: WARRIOR 36 Pts, XP: 1
  • Remos Arcfur: WARRIOR 36 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 3+ Combat 3

Setup: 6 ruined buildings with impassable terrain in the centre. All the building doors face towards the centre of the village to encourage battle. Dwarves to the west, barbarians to the east. As per scenario rules, when a non artificial model enters an un-searched building a 2D6 are rolled. On a 12 the treasure is found. If no treasure is found in the buildings, the final building had the treasure. The treasure must be carried off the starting edge (movement at -1 range if carried by one figure)

Both warbands started towards the village. The Barbarians started with Ooko summoning a Fire Elemental and pushing it and their archers to the centre of the village, with the rest following up behind. New Recruit Remos was first into a building, but no treasure was found.

At the other end of the village the Dwarves found that their slower movement had left them without a simultaneous foothold in the village. Young Dwarf Rod Grimiron managed to search the windmill, but with no result. The majority of his comrades assembled en-masse behind the old inn.

To strengthen the options for a disposable frontline, Ooko brought in a second fire elemental. The archers were continuing forward to a central position, but Erwig's fitness wasn't up the the sweltering conditions and suffered some fatigue.

Looking to make a break into the square before the ranged Barbarians took position. Notar Battlenuggets's inexperience, however, took him too close to the fire elemental, who spewed forth a fireball that fried the young beardling. RamosArcfur took advantage to search round his second building of the day, but with the same empty handed result.

Valgen ordered his crossbowmen forward to provide cover for his warriors into the village. Unfortunately a failed activation not only cut short his tactical manoeuvre, but also fatigued Squint Ironsights.

With the 2 nearest dwarven entrances into the village covered by arrow and fire, Rodulf Wolfhowl had a look round the most northerly cottage, with no joy. Ramos also moved up to the Inn, preparing to search.

On his second attempt Squint pushes out to take position. Unfortunately for him he's caught the rest of his comrades on-the-hop and they don't manage to follow up to support.

The Fire elemental moves in to stifle his ranged threat, but does not manage to attack. Meanwhile Ramos searches the Inn to find it empty. The means that the treasure is in the most easterly cottage (nearest the Barbarian starting edge)

Rodulf doubles back to check the last cottage and does indeed find the treasure as predicted.

Only now do the dwarves surge forward. Squint, still faced with the fire elemental  decides he'd best get his attack in first, but the combined heat of the weather and foe seem to weaken the fatigues dwarf and he is defeated.

Erwig takes a shot at the approaching dwarves but misses. Rod rushes into deal with his assailant but in his eagerness is slain.

Looking to least take some retribution for their downed crossbowman Valgen and Snowbeard move in on the Fire Elemental, but only manage to knock him back with their attack.

Meanwhile the Barbarians have started to head away, with the treasure being carried off board by Rodulf.

Seeing the prise slip away, Snowbeard then Valgen both have a final attack in rage, but both end up knocked down before the Elemental fades back to it summoner.

Battle Result: Recovered treasure means a win for the Ardaric's Barbarians.


  1. ciao puoi dirmi dove hai preso quegli edifici? da dove vengono?
    And are miniatures 15mm or more bigger?

    thanks in advance

    I think to start to play with sbh and Sdg with 15mm or 10mm .. and build a dungeon :-D

  2. Cheers for the comments, guys.

    @Fabio. The figures are 28mm. If you want to see SoBH in 15mm try the Javier at War blog link on the right. If you go 10mm Pendraken do a nice 10mm dungeon (click the 10mm labels link on the left)