Friday 27 May 2022

Warhammer Daemons v High Elves Game Three - Static Defence

 Once more 1600 points of Daemons and High Elves. Steve says we can only have bigger armies when I win a game...

I rolled up a random scenario from the One Hour Wargames book - no. 14 Static Defence. The Elves had to split their force in two with half defending a hill and half some ruins. The Daemons just needed to control one of them by game end.

The Daemons bounded forward

The Masque had turned up for a little jig.

Swordmasters waited grimly

The furies were flapping about again

Dragon Princes - from a snowy part of Caledor  trotted around the flank.

To target the Seekers

The Sliver Helms bypassed the Daemon centre.

The Seekers managed to get in on the flank of the Sea Guard.

The Fiends joined the Masque for a funky foxtrot on the Swordmasters.

The Princes swept onwards.

Unfortunately the Daemonettes failed to charge home.

The Furies, perhaps unwisely went after the Reavers.

The Swordmasters killed off the Masque and the Fiends, so the 'nettes charged in to finish the job.

The Flamers had by this stage toasted the Silver Helms off the board - but failed to hurt the Dragon Princes.

Archers in the flank. Feels like some easy combat resolution to me.

Over on the hill all looked well set for Slaanesh until the fickle winds of magic saw the end of the Herald and with her went Always Strikes First.

On the right in the ruins things were going better against the archers.

See them flee!

The Princes crept forward after Acquiesce hampered their movement.

The hill would be remaining Elf property.

The archers rallied and the remaining 'nettes suffered a hail of arrows and magic that saw them banished once again.

Another fun game. Definitely getting the hang of the Slaanesh forces a bit better now - though Elves are very definitely Daemon kryptonite (and just generally a bit broken)

I think I need a lawnmower chariot for this army.

Saturday 21 May 2022

Warhammer Daemons v High Elves Game Two - Bung up the Portal

After their success in the initial clash the High Elves have sought out the rent in the fabric of the universe (don't you hate it when that happens?) through which the Daemons are entering the material realm. They've located a gaping portal and, as Elves are won't to do, are intent on bunging it up. The Daemons are naturally enjoying the open passage (well, they are mostly Slaanesh) so are intent on preventing the portal's closure.

An error of judgement exposed the Seekers to a charge from the Dragon Princes. It did not end well and the right flank was exposed - at the cost of most of the Elf horsemen.

The pink Daemonettes gibbered and writhed in a cornfield.

The rest of the elf force hove in to view,

*Gibbering sounds*

A big unit of Silver Helms crested the hill

The newly painted spear elves advanced whilst their bow armed colleagues took a deadly toll.

The Silver helms swung about a bit.

I imagine those ears of corn must chafe a bit.

The remaining Princes trotted limply forward.

Alongside some Reavers, who, shortly after this, were sliced by some shards.

A minor miscalculation left the Fiends just in charge arc of the helms. Bum.

The Screamers had an epic ding-dong with the bolt thrower crew.

Meanwhile the Pink 'Nettes got lucky and charged and ran down the chunky unit of Sea Guard (and the wizard with them!

The Spear Elves didn't fancy that much. Sadly the Daemons were too busy enjoying themselves with the remains of the Sea Guard and failed to charge home.

Even two Dragon Princes need dealing with.

See, too busy writhing and cavorting to get on with killing!

The Fiends dealt with, the Helms lined up a glorious charge.

Arty shot of the cavernous cavity through which unnatural pink things have been bursting.

The Helms duly murdered the Horrors and the rest of the Elves hitched up their skirts and scampered past the remaining Daemonettes. They were close to sealing up the daemonic tunnel of love!

The 'Nettes crashed home. Sadly an ill-advised challenge saw the death of the herald, and with it any hope of striking first...

The Elves held and the Helms charged home.

And with that it was all over.

The triumphant elves forced things into the gaping portal to close off easy access to the Daemonic hordes!

That was good fun.

A few key moments. The Pink Daemons wiping out the Sea Guard tipped things strongly in my favour. Unfortunately losing the Fiends tipped things back - then the failed charge on the spear elves mad life very tricky.

Still, much closer than the last game.
Steven thinks I need to be more aggressive with the girls - he's probably correct,