After the solid drumming I gave the Skaven they went running to their demon overlords for help. So I wasn't surprised when I was challenged by our local demon player. This player has come a long way since the new demon book came out and was on a five game win streak. I don't like playing armies that don't flee with my ambushers since it can bog me down and leave me open, but I wasn't about to run from a fight.
Runelord, Shield, Anvil of Doom, 1 x Rune of Shielding, 1 x Rune of Resistance, 1 x Rune of Stone, 1 x Master Rune of Balance, 1 x Rune of Spellbreaking - 448 Pts.
Josef Bugman - 155 Pts.
Thane, 1 x Rune of Fire, 1 x Master Rune of Gromril, 1 x Master Rune of Challenge, 1 x Rune of Brotherhood, BSB - 165 Pts.
38 Dwarf Warriors, Ranger Upgrade, GW, S, C - 438 Pts.
39 Longbeards, Ranger Upgrade, GW, S, C, 1 x Rune of Determination - 586 Pts.
38 Miners, M, S, C, Steam Drill - 468 Pts.
38 Miners, S, C, Steam Drill - 463 Pts.
Cannon, 1 x Rune of Forging, 1 x Rune of Burning - 130 Pts.
Gyrocopter - 140 Pts.
Demon prince of nurgle
two blocks of 29 plague bearers
3 blocks of 4 beasts of nurgle
He's never seen or played my ambush list so he deployed in a more normal way. lucky for me I'm not normal. I put my longbeard and warrior rangers on the far side so he would have to move his whole army across the board to get me. My gryo would play decoy today and hopefully not get caught.
Dwarf turn 1
I moved my warriors and long beards up and the gyro to the other side.
My cannon hit his demon princes doing 5 wounds and killing him out right. I'm off to a great start.
Demon turn 1
he moves his army out to face my main forces. The gyro has pulled a cannon and a set of beast of nurgle towards him so he did his job even if he doesn't kill anything.
non of his cannons hit anything
He casts a toughness spell on one of his plague bearer blocks.
Dwarf turn 2
I made a small mistake with my longbeards and had their charge blocked by a piece of the ruins, so they would have to reform. My warriors charge the cannon. my first block of miners show and thanks to the anvil charge the back of the beasts of nurgle.Gyro is doing its thing and distracting the other side of the board.My cannon hits his cannon and does 3 wounds.
My warriors kill the cannon and overrun into the beasts of nurgle. My miners and warriors crush the beasts of nurgle and turn to face the new threats coming in.
demon turn 2
He is still moving his troops up to fight me and also still chasing the gyro.
All his cannons miss or don't do damage worth mentioning. he casts the same toughness spell on the plague bearers and his beasts of nurgle kill enough dwarf last round so it gives his guys the first tally bonus.
dwarf turn 3
I charged with my warriors and come up short. I move my miners into the flank and use the anvil to charge them. longbeards are moving slowly. second group of miners do not show. My cannon hits the tally man and does 1!! flipping wound!!! I also forget to move my gyro so hes toast.
my combat with the plague bearers stays a draw and lt leaves my flank open to both the cannon and the other plague bearers (I messed up on there placement on this map. Im still new at this)
Demon turn 3
He flanks my miners with the other plague bearers. he moves the cannon around to hit my warriors and the other one kills my gyro copter. other beasts of nurgle move forward.
in combat they crush my miners doing like 15 wounds and make them run
they pursue my miners but I roll an 11 he rolls an 9 so I get away by 1 inch!!
Dwarf turn 4
My second group of miners come on finally. the other miner group rallies. longbeards move up and my warriors charge the plague bearers.
My cannon kills a beast of nurgle
warriors and plague bearers draw in there fight thanks to his high toughness and regen. Miners have similar issues and win combat but he makes leadership.
Demon turn 4
His cannon flanks my miners and everything else moves up.
with the cannons help he beats my miners but I killed the tallyman and made my save. warriors and plague bearers draw again which is fine with me.
dwarf turn 5
I charge his plague bearers with my longbeards and small group of miners
cannon kills another beast of nurgle
with all the extra bodies I crush the plague bearers and turn to face the last group. The warriors and plague bears draw again and we decide to call it there.
Overall I did well but had a few mental lapses with the gyro and longbeards. If he would of deployed different of had his cannon hit anything it could of got ugly. Me popping his demon prince also was a stroke of luck that will most likely not happen again. I confirm that I hate nurgle and that tally man! and I don't look forward to fighting them again without the surprise factor of this list.