Thursday 28 February 2013

SoBH Campaign 3 - Battle 10

Battlefield: Beacon Hill
Weather: Calm
Scenario: Silence The Watchtower.
Defender: Barbarians

New additions marked in purple italics

Dwarves (568 pts):
  • Valgen Maest: DWARF COMMANDER 103 Pts, XP: 2 , Quality 3+ Combat 4
    [Brain Damaged: Worse Quality ],Short Move, Leader, Fearless, Free Disengage, Shieldwall, Snow Walk
  • Falster Vonlyr: ELITE WARRIOR 65 Pts, XP: 2,  Quality 2+ Combat 4
    Short Move, Steadfast, Fearless, Free Disengage, Shieldwall
  • Halgar Snowbeard: ELITE WARRIOR 50 Pts, XP: 2, Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Short Move, Opportunistic, Snow Walk, Shieldwall
  • Ireheart: ELITE WARRIOR 40 Pts XP: 2, Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Quality 3+, Combat 4, Short Move, Lethal (vs Barbarians)
  • Manon Hardfoot: WARRIOR 48 Pts, XP: 1, Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Short Move, Shieldwall, Snowwalk
  • Rod Grimiron: WARRIOR 48 Pts, XP: 1,  Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Short Move, Shieldwall, Snowwalk
  • Hono Pickbattler: WARRIOR 48 Pts, XP: 1,  Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Short Move, Shieldwall, Snowwalk
  • Odel Bowtwanger: CROSSBOWMAN 32 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 3+ Combat 3
    Short Move, Medium Shooter
  • Cerri Crakshot: CROSSBOWMAN 38 Pts, XP: 0, Quality 3+, Combat 3
    Short Move, Medium Shooter, Snowwalk
  • Slii Shadesmith: THIEF 38 Pts, XP: 3, Quality 2+ Combat 3
    Short Move, Stealth
  • Boindel Beaststrider: BEAR CAVALRY 68 Pts, XP 0 Quality 3+ Combat 4
    Mounted, Running Blow
Barbarians (513 pts):
  • Ardaric Blackmaul: BARBARIAN COMMANDER 90 Pts, XP: 0  Quality 2+, Combat 4
    Leader,  Fearless, Free Disengage, 
    [Equipment: Charmstone]
  • Ooko: ELEMENTALIST 34 Pts (+ 75 Pts Summoning pool), XP: 3 Quality 2+, Combat 1
    Elementalist, Short Move [Equipment: Healing potion]
  • Erwig Bonetooth: ELITE ARCHER 72 Pts, XP: 0 Quality 3+, Combat 4
     Fearless, Shooter (Long), Forester,  Free Disengage [Equipment: Charmstone]
  • T-ord Keenbow: ARCHER 50 Pts, XP 2 Quality 3+, Combat 3
      Fearless, Shooter (Long)
  • Remos Arcfur: WARRIOR 52 Pts, XP: 2 Quality 4+ (due to Moderate Injury), Combat 4
     Fearless, Steadfast
  • Rodulf Wolfhowl: WARRIOR 52 Pts, XP: 1 Quality 3+, Combat 4
     Fearless, Steadfast
  • Garos Bearclaw: WARRIOR 36 Pts, XP: 1 Quality 3+, Combat 3,

A Warning Tower sits in the middle of the table.

Focus of the game was the top of the tower where a Barbarian was trying to light a warning beacon.

The Dwarves are massed to the West of the tower, with their ranged contingent (and the sneaky thief) to the North).

With the enemy deployed to one side the Barbarians re-arrange their defences, bringing their bowmen into face on the high ground. Ooko summons a Fire Elemental to block entrance to the path, being sure to keep within the fence line.
The Dwarves move up and Valgen calls a Shield wall group manoeuvre to repel any ranged attacks.

Ooko summons up a tough Earth Elemental to help bar the road whilst Ardaric moves round the tower base to gain line of sight to all his troops for the sake of his leadership bonus. Erwin and T-ord both take shots at the Barbarian Slayer Ireheart, but the shieldwall does it's job and he is unscathed.

Ireheart moves into combat with the Earth Elemental, atacks but is evenly matched. Manon follows in and the additional number knocks the elemental to the ground. But there is no space to take advatange so Hono flanks round to look to climb the fence. Snowbeard tries to rush in and support but only manages a modest advance and turns over the Dwarf turn. The Earth creature manages to stand up back up before it is over powered. Ooko uses his line of sight to transfix Hono and T-ord takes the moment to shoot and kill the dwarf. Erwig uses his elevated position to draw a bead on Snowbeard over the heads of the Dwarven front line and knocks him down.

Ireheart makes a power attack on the Earth Elemental, but is knocked down. Manon repeats the attack, knocking the elemental back. Snowbeard then pushes forward into the gap created to go toe-to-toe with the Fire elemental Rod Grimiron follows in making an attack and slays the Fiery Beast. With the Barbarians front defences starting to weaken (which would leave them trapped at the tower base) Valgen moves up to fence to support as the rest of his troops push forward.

But Valgen's reduced quality, due to his brain damage, mean he doesn't fight off another of Ooko's transfix spells. T-ord again takes advantage of a frozen foes and kills the Dwarven Leader. In the resulting morale checks Snowbeard and Slii back off by one movement and the Bear Cavalry fail 2 dice, taking them off the edge of the table. Erwig tries a shot at Snowbeard but misses and the Earth Elemental rolls a turnover.

Ireheart manages to get back to his feet, but also rolls an immediate turnover, handing the impetus to the Barbarians. Ookos takes advantage of the lack of opposing leader and manages to transfix Ireheart, with T-ord again backing up, shooting and killing the Barbarian Slayer. Erwig has another off shot at Snowbeard, but the rest of the force holds it's ground.

Rod starts to back away from the path to regroup. Snowbeard follows but also rolls another early turnover. This leave Rod still in range from the base of the tower, but he manages to tough out a magic and two arrow attacks.

The Dwarves warriors continue to pull back, having had enough loses, but their ranged contingient steps forward to try  to position for an attack on the ranged foes and gain a bit of pride back. Unfortunately the superior range of Erwig tells and he mows Bowtwanger down to end his battle.

The Dwarf Warriors continue to pull back pull back. Erwig tries a long range shot at Cerri Crackshot but only knocks him back further. The morale fail earlier and a successions of turnovers has left Slii the Thief exposed out in the open. Okko moves to a good view, but hasn't got enough power to cast a spell. T-ord follows round and fires a quick shot completely missing.

Cerri moves back more out of range, but Rod's retreat causes another turnover, giving the Barbarians anther crack at Slii. The dwarf can't resist a full power tranfix spell leaving him an easy target and although T-ord misses with his shot, Erwig joins him and makes no mistake - killing the dwarf as the rest of his comrades head for home.

Battle Outcome: The signal was not extinguished byt the attackers, so a Barbarina victory.

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