First Turn -No
The first of five pictorial based reports from Runefang VI - all pictures are quite big so click on them to see the bigger versions.
|The Dwarfs of Karak Thorinkin wait for the impending Beastman advance|
|3 Beast mages make best use of the Herdstone, 2 more are with the advancing horde units|
|With no magic going off and units getting chewed up by shooting the Beasts are at least able to reduce the damage somewhat when the sole remaining Harpy charges the central Organ Gun|
|Hammerers and Warriors advance toward the depleted Gor Horde choosing to ignore the Beastmen chaff trusting to their warmachines and Quarrellers to get rid of it for them.|
|The Quarrellers aren't to successful though and the Beast chariot, severly wounded it may be, manages to charge their ranks. But its impact is light with only 2 Dwarfs falling and it is soon chopped to bits.|
|Beastmen magic finally works. As the large horde moves out of the building (and a unit of Dwarves moves in) and redeploys a Purple Sun of Xerxes plows straight through the middle of one Dwarven Warrior unit killing 22/30 Dwarfs.|
|If you won't charge me we'll charge you!!! 8 Dwarfs against 40 GW weilding Gors and the Beastmen General. But its not completely bad as the Hammerers as killed the Beasts BSB and primal fury becomes strangely elusive.|
|Ah ha I have you now - Hammerers to the front and Warriors to the back.|
|The position at the end of Turn 6|
Despite trapping Locky's unit in a neat pincer move I was unable to deal it the killing blow and wipe it out. GW weilding Beasts also chopped through my Hammerers who were unable to deal with their primal fury (once it kicked in as it did fail in the 1st round of combat) and the Warriors could only get in for two rounds before we hit the end of Turn 6. With all of his characters, with the exception of the BSB, still alive and this remaining horde undefeated my VP tally is a lot lower than it could have been.
Tactically this was one of my best games although I was aided by (1) Locky moving his large block into the building, (2) some great pew pew killing A LOT of stuff and (3) his very poor magic phases (although having 4 scrolls helped me here).
Dwarven VP 790
Beastmen VP 485
Result 11 - 9 win to Dwarfs
And stepping away from Dwarves for a bit I placed a pre-order with GW for the new High Elf book and the High Elf magic cards today. Should always be getting the May issue of White Dwarf in the mail soon and the first of several test pieces have been stripped ready for repainting in what will be my High Elf army's new paint scheme - more soon.