Sunday, 21 July 2019

Warhammer 8th edition Orcs v Chaos and Dark Elves

After an unseemly gaming drought (last game was on 23/06 - that's four weeks ago!) Steve and i managed to find time for a game of Proper Warhammer.
The scenario would be another from Neil Thomas' book One Hour Wargames.
We went for 2400 point armies as the scenario required one side splitting off a third, so that made more sense than 2500.
Steve was the defender and so deployed his 800 points of Dark Elves on top of the hill objective. I lined up my Orcs and Goblins for the attack, whilst Steve's Slaanesh warriors prepared to come to the rescue.

The Dark Elves were from colder climes and had bought their frosty bases with them.

The gobbos prepared to advance on the hill

Under the watchful eye of their bigger brethren.

What's that marching (lasciviously) to the rescue?

Camp cavalry

The Corsairs strayed down the slope, caught two fanatics in the face and died utterly.

The chariot killed the solo hero on Giant Squig, but his smaller mates had their revenge.

Eventually the Witch Elves grew tired of the taunting and charged into the Night Goblins.

The Knights camply cantered forward.

And took Big Un in the face!!!

Meanwhile the Chaos Ogres (on loan because Steve forgot his trolls) thundered in to the freshly painted Black Orcs. And we all know how this works for newly painted models, don't we?

The squigs eventually arrived to put paid to the Witch Elves, but not before they'd mostly killed all the Night Goblins.

Meanwhile the Big Uns rampaged through the knights, followed by the warriors (forgot to take pics) and ultimately the marauders. This was very successful but did leave them rather a long way from the hill..

Fortunately the squigs were still around.

Sadly, so too was general Boobworm...

Who proceeded to rout the Orcs, panic the squigs and claim the hill for Slaanesh!

Curse you General Boobworm.

This was a good fun game. Always nice to get bigger armies out. the scenario looked a bit one sided at various points but gave a good game.

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