Monday, 7 January 2019

Dwarfs v Night Goblins - 8th edition Warhammer

Our last game of 2018 was Warhammer and so it was only right and proper that our first game of 2019 should be the greatest of all games - Warhammer (yes, this games was played before the OGAM game I blogged yesterday).
Steve had the afternoon off work and I had not yet returned to the office.
Steve also had around 40 bottles of beer "left-over" from Christmas that needed seeing to before they went off. Or something.

We decided on a big-ish game at 2,500 points. Steve wanted to go green (there's a clue in his name) so I took Dwarfs.

I worked up a scenario based on one of the many in Neil Thomas' book One Hour Wargames (whatever one may think of the rules, the book is worth it for the scenarios alone) - which in turn is based on a Stuart Asquith scenario based on the battle of Lundy's lane in the War of 1812.
With me so far?

The basic gist was that I started with a third of my army on a big hill. The Night Goblins began to attack with half their army, then another third of mine turned up, then the rest of the greenskins and then finally the last of my army who would arrive much closer to the hill.
Whoever had the hill at the end of seven turns would be the winner.

All that sorted out we set up, cracked open some beers and the game began.

For some reason my camera didn't like the illuminations in the Hucknall Palais des Jeux so the pics aren't great. Also by the end I was having difficulty focusing my eyes, never mind a camera lens.

 The throng assembles to defend Lunds Hill

 Boingy AND spinny!


Skarsnik rapidly led his fellows towards the hill. Well actually mostly he just pointed them in the general direction and hoped for the best.

Soon the shooty dwarfs were engulfed by bouncing spinning red stuff.

With a giant waiting to mop things up!

Oh look, here he comes.

So that's two huge spinning things, a giant AND a whacking great spider to deal with.

They gyrocopter was cornered by the squigs, but saw them off. Hurrah!

But the hill was a world of (dwarf) hurt.

 Nom, nom, nom!

Over by the road the rescuing Longbeards got themselves held up.

Seriously held up.

While the big lad carried on doing what big lads do.
Right up until the Warriors killed him.

Throndin arrived with the Hammerers to save the day (and the hill)

The spider decided to have a word about that.

I have no idea what these dice were. But i suspect the weren't what Skarsnik wanted (perhaps it was wound rolls on hammerers)

The bodyguard duly crushed the Araknorok and tried to secure the hill. However Skarsnik had maneuvered his lads on to the other slope as the battle closed!

A brief countback of points revealed that as Skarsnik had murdered more dwarfs than Throndin had managed to murder gobbos the battle of Lund's Hill would go down as a (narrow) greenskin victory.

Hurrah for Warhammer.
Steve and I are going to try and play WFB at least once a month in 2019 because we do love it best of all.


  1. Ahhh... beminds me of the good ol' days.

    1. They're only the Old Days if you don't get your toys out and play.

  2. Great stuff. 40 bottles of beer, surprised you can remember what happened ;)

    1. I think we only saw off about 1/4 of the total.
      Thee more games and we should have cracked it.