Saturday, 17 November 2012

SoBH Campaign 3 - Battle 3

Battlefield: Twisted Bow Forrest
Scenario: Tainted Copse
Defender: Dwarve

New additions marked in purple italics

Dwarves (363 pts):
  • Valgen Maest: DWARF COMMANDER 95 Pts, XP: 2
  • Falster Vonlyr: ELITE WARRIOR 46 Pts, XP: 2
  • Tungdil Sunbeard: ELITE WARRIOR 40 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 3+ Combat 4Short Move, Fearless
  • Halgar Snowbeard: WARRIOR 34 Pts, XP: 2
  • Rod Grimiron: YOUNG WARRIOR 24 Pts, XP: 2
  • Hono Pickbattler: YOUNG WARRIOR 24 Pts, XP:1
  • Cerri Crakshot: CROSSBOWMAN 24 Pts, XP: 2
  • Slii Shadesmith: THIEF 24 Pts, XP: 1
  • Boindel Beaststrider: BEAR CAVALRY 52 Pts, XP: 0 , Quality 3+ Combat 4Normal Move, Mounted
Barbarians (366 pts):
  • Ardaric Blackmaul: BARBARIAN COMMANDER 66 Pts, XP: 2
  • Ooko: ELEMENTALIST 34 Pts (+ 50 Pts Summoning pool), XP: 2
    Item: Healing Potion
  • Erwig Bonetooth: ARCHER 50 Pts, XP: 2
  • Totila Roastlaw: ARCHER 50 Pts, XP: 2
  • Rodulf Wolfhowl: WARRIOR 36 Pts, XP: 2
  • Remos Arcfur: WARRIOR 36 Pts, XP: 1
  • Wolfan Silentfoot: SCOUT 44 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 3+ Combat 3
    Stealth, Shooter (Medium)


Both warbands started by heading up the table. Quickly the effect of the shifting forest could be seen.
Valgen and his retinue were propelled halfway up the battle ground towards their objective.
The dwarves tried to regroup, with Valgen et al decamping from their "transport".
The Barbarians were now caught in two minds about what to do. With the dwarven force suddenly so far up the table do they go and stop them or try and rush up the ground? Ardaric decided to send in a Fire Elemental and scout to block any quick passage and skirt round the swamp away from his foes. Unfortunately the forest section they found themselves in rotated and they found themselves closer to their own starting postions again!
The Dwarves headed up the table. Snowbeard found himself out on a limb as the forest section drifted back towards his own starting direction.
A mistake in placement left the new barbarian scout exposed, and the bear cavalry rushed into contact.
The woods drifted again, over the floundering humans...
Before the copse Ardaric & co was in swapped up the other end of the table, right on top of one of their foe.
Meanwhile the action was starting to get tasty. Wolfan the scout had decided that the best form of defence was attack. Unfortunately this left him on the ground, with bear fangs drooled over him. Valgen and Falster had decided that there was some fire needing extinguished.
Unfathomed by his sudden predicament, the young dwarf went on the attack and took down Remos.
Meanwhile, Snowbeard suddenly found himself flanked as another forest movement took a twist,
The end finally came for Wolfan to the bear. His first action was to be his last.
But the Dwarves battle against the fire elementals was going less well. Falster was knocked back, and Valgen's attack left him on his back, looking up into a fiery maw.
To save Ardaric the difficult choice of fighting an equal foe, the woods drifted away.
Valgen, once down, got burned and out.
A quick forest move suddenly brought Snowbeard and his left flank battle into the centre of the table, giving him possible help against the barbarians.

But the Dwarves decided, with no time and no chance of exiting the forest, to group together - safety in numbers and the fighting was over.

Battle Outcome: 4 VP each and no exits, so a DRAW!

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