Sunday, 31 December 2017

End of Year Properhammer - WFB Dwarfs v Empire

Steve and I decided to see out 2017 with some more Properhammer - a game of 8th edition WFB.
We were hoping Spandex might join us for some Triumph & Treachery Warhammer larks , but he is lost in the Lincolnshire Badlands.
As we were playing during the day with an entire night of NYE drunken debauchery to look forward to we consumed considerably less beer than is usual for our holiday type games - we are, after all gentlemen if a certain age and need to pace ourselves.

I took Dwarfs with their redoubtable Kislev allies. I was going to bring Ogres, but can't locate them in the loft at the moment. I would be facing the Empire who had bought along some Wood Elves in case all the shooting kicked out by a pretty shooty Empire army proved to be insufficiently shooty.

We deployed for the silly diagonal scenario with a helpfully placed road down the middle.

Gyrocopter view

 Screened by Kislev cavalry the Dwarfs prime their handguns

 The Empire forces, led by Volkmar, assemble

 Longbeards and Winged Lancers stand ready

 The Lazer Death Luminark of Doooooom!

I *hate* Empire shooty cavalry

For the first turn or two I was mostly shot at. The Empire killed the Kislev horse archers with ease and then pounded the poor Hammerers with shot and magic.

 Spearmen advance

 Forward the Winged Lancers!

 The Steam Tank is hull down. Oh good.

Time to cross the road chaps

Eventually, my much reduced forces crashed into the big spear block

 Chaaarge! Whats left of you.

Old Regiment of Renown Wood Elves

However my attack was somewhat blunted. Though a good shot from the cannon had taken out the Steam Tank - or at least reduced it to occasional shots.

 The Longbeards crash home.

Enthusiastic pursuit puts the Clansdwarfs in range of the archers

The Hammerers were eventually overwhelmed by the spearmen. However the Longbeards saw off the halbardiers and the clansdwarfs punched though some supporting swordsmen on the Empire flank. Before succumbing to machine gun fire Arcane Bodkins.
By this time I was running out of short, stunty bodies and the Wood elf cavalry had arrived.

Aim. Fire!

Despite the Longbeards chasing off Volkmar the field belonged to the Empire!

Huzzah for another game of The Best Game.
Great way to finish off a year of gaming - and we're going to do more Warhammer in 2018. A campaign of some sort.


  1. Superb figures and game. Empire Pistoliers are the bomb.

  2. I love seeing games of 8th edition being played - it makes me hopeful that my High Elves will one day see battle again.