Well i managed to win, well i say win, a slaughter sadly would be more of a correct statement. Mostly due to the great lack of strength Beastmen have; i mean damn looking over the book they are very expensive and have such little variety in their game. Im happy to be proved wrong by a dedicated Beastmen player but from simple looks they aint great.
Joseph Bugman: 165p
Thane: Rune of Striking (+1 WS) and Rune of Stone (+1 AS): 80p
14 Bugman's rangers: No command: 238p
10 thunderers: No command: 120p
14 Hammers: Full Command: 240p: Plus Banner of Valaya: 65p( The see you in hell magic banner) 305p
1 Gyrocopter: Steam Gun: 80p
A quick summary of the match would be:
I place my men back letting the beastmen come to me, getting a tower in starting area aided my thunderers and decided to post my men around their. Excluding the rangers whom covered the far side of the board, in the scout deployment turn. I did this so i would have early game dominance spliting his forces into two choke points, this was also aided by terrain placement and the fact his side had one range unit (12inch Shortbow) giving my beardies full shooting potential.
The rangers destroyed his two chariots; one early game the other late. They also mopped up a unit of 10 by getting them to flee.
My Gyrocopter whom won MVP killed 9 in the first turn and another 7 in a later turn, that steam gun was like something out of ww1.
Thunderers dealt out minor causalities and killed his level 3 shaman in the final turn. They also caused 4 wounds on his giant, then killed it a turn later.
Hammerers and Thane stood back waiting for a fight which never arrived; sadly. they were met with a unit of 20 which had become 5 and a unit of bowmen whom had 3 left. they charged the bowmen killing them in a slaughter.
Magic on his part was mostly movement spells which some were dispelled and others passed little of the game was influenced by his spell casting.
The result was i lost one Gyrocopter: 80 points
.He lost his 1000 point army.
The dwarfs will cheer a merry song about that battle but sadly it felt more like a shallow win. Its a shame i really like the Beastmen models, any thoughts on the army list or just tips for next time?