I have posted one battle report as to the heroic ventures of the Dwarindane Throng in my local hobby stores ongoing tournament, and though I have not yet posted another battle against the dreaded elves of the woodline (In which the dwarfs came out utterly victorious) I am going to post todays battle against the Warriors of Chaos.
So in case you did not read my last posting my local shop has an ongoing tourney in which we start out with 1000 points plus a character with predetermined stats to be a representation of you as the general on the battlefield. Each week has a different scenario and every two weeks the point value of the games go up 500. If you win the scenario you get 2 hero points if you lose you get 1, there are various ways in some scenarios to earn extra points but a max of 5 can be earned each week. every 5 hero points your character gets a significant upgrade.
This week I was only able to play one battle so far and it was against the feared WoC. The scenario was a modified tower scenario from the rule book with the special rules that only the general ( your personal character) could occupy the building and when you did you got a hero point and could immediately move one unit (specified before the battle) to any table edge following the rules for ambushers. So essentially they got a magical portal to ambush, pretty bad Test. The objective was to win by points after 6 turns jut like a normal game, or to table the enemy.
His general/personal character (at the moment basically the same stats as an exhaled hero save only heavy armor and ld 7 but he does give his unit hatred)
Sorcerer Lord lvl4 magic w/ chaos familiar and scaly skin
Exhalted hero with halberd
14 warriors FC w/ two hand weapons and mark of Khorne (in a 6 man front with 3 floating int he back rank after the hero joined)
18 warriors FC w/ mark of nurgle
10 war hounds with vanguard
20 marauders FC w/ flails and light armor
3 Skullcrushers FC ensorcelled weapons
Runesmith GW Shield 2 RoSpellbreaking
27 Longbeards w/ shields standard and Musician in a 7x4 formation
20 DW w/ GW and shields and musician
cannon w/ RoForging
Gyro w Vanguard
OG w/ RoAccuracy and RoForging
OG w/ RoAccuracy
I tailored my list to try to do the best I could against Chaos. I sacrificed the bsb hoping to not really see much combat with the two OG's and cannon going at it. My strategy was to hole up in a corner and hope he was pretty focused on the objective and to shoot as much as I could out of play before anything could get me in combat.
I wish i knew how to make those fancy diagrams some of you guys have because this would be so much nicer but alas i do not yet. maybe for the next battle.
It was a 4x4 table with no terrain save the tower. I deployed my gyros first, the one with vanguard on the front of my deployment zone and about 6" from the right table edge to counter his 10 dogs that were formed up opposite him. then i put the other gyro on the other side of the tower where he had just placed his juicy marauders. then he placed the nurgle warriors opposite the first gyro so i placed the DW touching the bottom of the board and 2 inches from the left corner looking in toward the center of my edge (my idea was to block any chance he could get of putting his ambushers (which were his Skullcrushers) behind me since I was going to left him get to the tower and place the longbeards facing out towards the battle so if he pooled them into existence near me I could charge with either unit and hopefully kill or at least deter them long enough for the other to get there and shooting to still happen. I then placed my two OGs very exposed between the two unit but since he had no shooting I wasn't terribly worried. lastly my cannon went all the way to the bottom right corner of the table, opposite my forces so it could get flank shots on the crushers and hit the chariot right away.
He won the roll but opted for me to have turn one which was fine by me. My entire Throng burned with hatred against the Chaos scum as i rolled a 6 for ancestral grudge! I placed my rangers 14 inches from his dogs and 17 from his gorbeast in an attempt to draw their attention this way and in order to block his vanguard movement from the dogs, keeping them away from my cannon. he van guarded his dogs 2 inches forward (insert evil laugh here) and i van guarded my gyro up to hover next to the rangers peeping it for a bombing run at the dogs in the first turn.
Unfortunately I will have to finish this post with the actual game in a few hours as my wife just got home and of course she's going to want to hang out. Don't worry it will be up by the end of the night my fellow Beard wearers!!
TO BE CONTINUED