|The armies deploy and face off|
w. Book of Hoeth, Lore of Fire
w. AoC, GW, Dawnstone
39 x Spears
w. FC, Banner of Eternal Flame
14 x Archers
14 x Archers
14 x Swordmasters
14 x Swordmasters
28 x White Lions
w FC, Standard of Discipline
These guys were pitted against 2 blocks of Ghouls, 1 of Grave Guard and a big tank of Black Knights proxied by Dire Wolves. Reagan also had 3 Vampires in his list, one with each of the Ghoul units and 1 with the Black Knights. The VC General was with Ghoul Unit #1 (G1 on the Map) and had a nasty extra attacks, plus wounds give me more attacks combo. Oh and he had 3 of those big flying Ghoul things as well. Deployment wise I was able to put my Swordmasters down last which meant I had one unit opposite the Black Knights and one facing the VC BSB and Grave Guard. Archers stayed left to shoot the Flying Ghouls.
|Vampires - Turn 1|
Lots of attempted magic but thats about it from Reagan as his troops rush forward. Either he failed to cast anything or I managed to dispel it so I was free to shift the game my way tactically. Things didnt go well in the first magic phase though when I rolled doubles with the Book of Hoeth but it was double 6's (3 of them in fact). End result my L4 is reduced to a L2 - but one bonus by advancing his Black Knights to far I am able to charge them with the Eagle and get the Swordmasters better positioned to face off against them.
|Book of Hoeth HOOOOO!!!! - First casting attempt, I roll this and my L4 becomes a L2|
|Advancing to contact !!!|
|High Elves - Turn 1|
|Budgie deals death to the Black Knights|
Oh bugger not so good here as VC magic forces one unit of Swordmasters to flee completing exposing one flank. The flying Ghouls charge the Archers who cause one wound via standing and shooting, the Eagle finally dies and the Spears are charged by the VC General and his Ghoul unit.
|Vampires - Turn 2|
|Vampire General vs. High Elf BSB|
|The Archers show that they're better in close combat than with their bows|
|Swordmasters - who needs Swordmasters!!!|
|Just a pity the Spears can't fight as hard as their Archer comrades|
|High Elves - Turn 2|
|The remaining Eagle tries its best to keep the VC General from the few remaining Spears|
Well that didnt work - the damn Eagle gets turned into kibble by the VC General and he and his unit overrun into the Spears. The other Ghoul unit turns and marches toward the Archers hoping to leave the White Lions behind - White Lions that in the next combat phase kill off all of the remaining Grave Guard (but lose 4-5 of their own in response) and reform to face the rear of the VC BSB's unit. Two units of VC lef vs. 6 of mine - but I've lost 2 Fortitude points already to Reagans 1 so he is ahead.
|Vampires - Turn 3|
|The battle is 1/2 done and there arent many bodies left|
|High Elves - Turn 3|
The VC BSB charges one unit of archers and my L2 both of which get wiped out. The other unit turns to face the oncoming Swordmasters.
|Vampires - Turn 4|
|High Elves - Turn 4|
|Maybe we can kill that damn VC General - oops guess not.|
|Vampires - Turn 5|
White Lions charge the VC BSB and the Archmage runs away. I have to kill the VC BSB to break the army, while Reagan has to kill either my General or destroy the White Lion unit.
|High Elves - Turn 5|
Archers join the White Lions and hit the flank of the Ghouls while the Swordmasters chew through them wiping them out completely. the other Ghoul unit and VC General fail to charge home and Turn 6 ends with the Swordmasters killing off the VC BSB by winning combat.
|Vampires - Turn 6|
|High Elves - Turn 6|