This week saw two games of Warhammer being played, on one table Cortez and Elliot had a Skaven civil war, on the other Binx and Lordybloke pitted the new army books of the Daemons and High Elves.
Below is the report of Binx and Lordybloke's game, playing Battleline, both forces deployed diagonally across the board. The Daemons deployed first, pushing everything as far forward as possible, whilst the High Elves sat back as far as they could, with only their eagles daring to get close to the rampaging horde of other world beings.
Daemon Turn 3: The first rounds of combat end with the Phoenix Guard and Fiends still locked in combat, whilst somehow the Plague Drones manage to beat the Archers and run them, and the Arch Mage down.
High Elf Turn 3: After the initial attack from the Daemons the High Elves, adjust their positions ready for the counter charge
High Elf Turn 4: The en masse High Elf charge; White Lions hit the Plague Drones, Eagles the Bloodletters and the Phoenix Guard and a block of Spearmen the Daemonnettes. A failed charge means that the 2nd unit of spears fails to join in.
Dice roll of the game: Needing 6's to save his spear elves, Lordybloke makes 5 out of 6 saves!
In the final High Elf turn, the spear elves charge but fail to wipe out the Daemonetes and the game ends. After totalling up the victory points, the Daemons scored about 1400pts more than the Elves, so clinch victory.
Both Binx and Lordybloke agreed that this was a great game of Warhammer, what looked at the start to be the Daemons marching in to the teeth of the High Elves, only for their remains to be hacked up, turned into a intensive, combat driven battle that could have gone either way. It must have been a great game as the game sailed past midnight without either of us noticing.
A rematch will be on the card, where Lordybloke will make an effort or poke it to the Slaaneshi Heralds that caused him so much annoyance.
As for the Skaven civil war, Elliot came out on top, and Cortez has also invoked his rematch clause, where he will rip up the Plague magic card prior to the game!