|High Elves - Turn 1|
|Empire - Turn 1|
Basically I moved my infantry blocks forward as far as I could. The Eagles marched aiming for the Knights and Hellblaster. The Winds of Magic were rather unkind but I did manage to stop the Hellblaster from firing and get Phas Protection onto the Spears.
Reagans response was to charge one of the Eagles with his Knights and move slowly forward with his infantry relying on his shooting and magic to do damage. The Mortar's 5" template was pretty brutal but luckily for me Reagan had taken Lore of Shadow whose Initiative testing spells are largely useless against High Elves. However, I still lost quite a few White Lions & Phoenix the latter simply unable to make their Ward Saves.
|High Elves - Turn 2|
|Empire - Turn 2|
Charges against the Knights by the White Lions saw the Knights flee, while the Spears and Eagles went into the Great Swords and Bowmen. The Phoenix Guard hung back principally as the Pikemen/Halbierders had Mindrazor on them and because they were placed to flank guard the PG if they didnt overwhelm the Stubborn Greatswords to their front.
In combat the Spears couldnt chop through the Great Swords and we the first of a couple of drawn combats, while after rallying Reagans Knights could do little against the White Lions. Shooting and magic continued to be the main damage causers on both sides with my Archers taking two of his warmachines down to a single wound each.
|High Elves - Turn 3|
|Empire - Turn 3|
White Lions reform and move into position to flank charge the Great Swords whose 2 accompanying characters and Stubborn were proving hard to dislodge. The remaining Eagle moved to block the Knights to stop them from hitting the White Lions in the rear, while that damn Mindrazor kept me hanging back from the Pikemen in what was the dumbest move of the game on my part.
|High Elves - Turn 4|
|Empire - Turn 4|
Turns 5 - 6
Damn Winds of Magic are still fickle, and while the Great Swords are all dead the BSB is still there. I take a calculated gamble figuring that I can kill the BSB in my turn allowing the White Lions to turn and face the Knights before they charge. Consequently the P/Guard rather than moving to support them swift reform to charge the Archers and his Artillery. Shooting meanwhile takes out his Hellblaster.
|High Elves - Turn 5|
|Empire - Turn 5|
|High Elves - Turn 6|
|Empire - Turn 6|
Not quite sure what the result was in the end as we didnt add it up but I lost approximately 1600pts and my BSB. Whereas he still had both Cannons, both of his Mages, the Preist, a unit of Knights and 2 of Bows still on the field.
But in my mind he thrashed me quite badly. The list I took worked well, as did the magic, I just played very badly and he rolled well.