So another enjoyable Fantasy event has been and gone. I ended up slap bang in the middle of the field which is actually where I expected to be with the list I took.
Game 1 Hugh Dixon Daemons – Big Khorne force, We exchanged chaff early in the game. His Skullcannon and a Terrorgheist exchanging fire over multiple turns. In the last couple turns the Ghoul King and skeleton block plowed through 2 blocks of Bloodletters with a flank charge and overrun! Random Daemon magic events seemed to hurt me a lot more than him including taking 5 wounds off a Terrorgheist. – Draw
Game 2 – David Appleby Skaven – Hoorah Skaven… I always enjoy playing David and this was no different including the novelty of seeing Rat Ogres on the table. I was actually doing fairly well in this game clearing up what points I could from him until some accurate template fire wrecked half my skeleton block and then the ghoul king failed 1 regen save and crumbled – last dice roll of the game too! If he had of survived it would have been a draw at least. LOSS
Game 3 – John Murrie Dwarves – It’s Watchtower, John puts Quarellers in the tower, I charge with skeleton bus and take tower. Add all my characters to the tower and let the rest of the army cause trouble. Look for an indepth battle report on this at John's blog. WIN
Game 4 – Locky Reid Beastmen – Locky had a well made Beast list. 5 casters and herdstone means he out magicked me every turn easily. It turned out 1800 points of his army was in 2 massive blocks of kitted out Gorrs and Beastigors. Early on I knew that sitting on my side of the table and exchanging magic and chaff would have been a better option but we decided it was more fun to smash our toys together. Some entertaining dice rolls and stubborn Ungors filled the game and Locky got a good win. LOSS
Game 5 – Josh Kennedy Wood Elves – I have played many games against the Woodies and know where to conserve my points. His list was a bit more varied than I had seen and included two 6 strong units of Treekin. Getting a turn 2 charge through the centre of his lines with my Crypt Horrors at his Level 4 Mage and bunker was a massive bonus to me, then game was then in my favour. Massive scream rolls from the Terrorgheists destroyed all his big hitters and over the full 6 turns I tabled him completely, sorry Josh. – WIN
So with that split mid field was spot on. Very frustrated with the Ghoul King dying in Game 2 and so much of the army crumbling. When I play the VC in the future I will look at giving the BK bus a go or at least using a general with more protection. Happy to see David gain 3rd overall with his unorthodox Skaven list. Congratulations to Pete Dunn for steam rolling all opposition. Thank you to John Murrie for the lift home.
With the new High Elf book released this coming saturday I will be dusting off the Red and Gold armour and getting my elves back into fighting shape. Liking the idea of a Hoeth force with a Loremaster and/or a themed Seaguard list. Will have to test a few things and see. Must be a knife eared year for me as I'm currently playing an Elven Wizard in our monday night Pathfinder campaign, new High Elves saturday and rumours of Eldar very very soon.