My game was against Russ and his eagles. He had six eagles including Gwahir. I had the same list as last week, Nazgul, Harad King, Harad Chieftan, Taskmaster, horn, banner, 6 Abrakhan Guards, 26 spears and 14 bows. I don't like the banner. I will not play it after this round of the league. I never make my re-rolls with them and even if you accept the odds at 50% I think the 3 inch range is too short to make it worth while. The horn, on the other hand, paid for itself again last night. In this case it was the huge number of terror tests I had to take in order to charge the eagles.
|The table, looking towards the Eagle deployment zone, after the battle.|
We rolled in LoME and got Meeting engagement. One goal of the league is to not repeat any scenarios and neither of us had played this one yet so we went with it. For those of you who don't remember, this is a straight up fight. Set up six inches in on opposite sides of the board and fight it out.
The first two or three turns Russ moved forward, 12 inches at a time, and I inched forward, volleying at him. I put one wound on an eagle the first round and my shooting didn't do anything else the entire game. As an aside, my archers also failed nearly all of their terror tests to charge the eagles. This was not a good performance for them.
|This eagle survived this round of combat, with a bit of a hurting|
|This Eagle did not survive the round|
|Gwahir, just before he thought better of it and flew the coop|
Russ' list is not a tournament list. He made it for fun in the league. It only has one point of might. He has done very well against a couple of armies, mostly cavalry. I think my list is pretty much his worst case. A horde if infantry and lots of might for heroics. It was a good game. This is not a style of army that I had played against before. Russ reminded me when the rules got hazy, which was nice. I'm not used to playing a spell caster so the one time I tried to do something with my wraith it was after the move phase. This is something I have to get down soon.
I have pictures on my phone (I forgot my camera), so I'll get those uploaded as soon as I get the chance. They are staged with the stuffed corpses of the eagles since I forgot to take them during the game. They show the last three or four turns, which is when all the action was anyway.