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Foegnasher
22-11-2009, 03:13
my army:

grey seer, foul pendant, dispel scroll
warlock, lvl 2, dispel scroll, condenser
bsb, stormbanner

4 x 20 slaves
4 x 25 clanrats, shields, mu, banner
24 clanrats, shields, mu, banner
2 x doomflayers
2 x 26 giant rats, 4 packmasters
2 x 10 nightrunners
2 x 6 plague censer bearers
hell pit abominaton, ws spikes

my opponent brouth the horse-lovers

lord
paladin bsb
paladin with badassweapon
2 x lvl 1 damsels with 1 scroll each
2 big realm units
1 big errant unit
5 wide quest unit
2 x yeoman
5 grails
5 pegasus
skirmishing archers
standard archers

table was thusly
(him)
------lake-----------------woods----------
---------------------------------fence----
------big rock------------------house------
----------------------------------fence----
-----------hill----------------------boulders
me

deployment (from my left to right)

he deployed the pegesai back, with the grails and a damsel (she had the 1st spell in lore of beasts, so never cast anything) on the other side of the lake were yeomen, with quest behind, then crammed in wall to wall were errants with paladin, realm with lord and damsel (she had the beast cowers spell) the more yeomen, with skirmishers next to the woods, and the othe rarchers in the forest, in a single long line.

from my left to right it was:
clanrats, giant rats, (hill) night runners, with pcbs behind, slaves, with clanrats and warlock behind (hill) slaves with clanrats and doomflater behind, slaves, with clanrats behind slaves with doomflayer adn clanrats w/ grey seer behind with another unit of clanrats with teh bsb behind all of this. in fron tof the rocks were the nightrunners, with pcb's behind. the HPA was pivoted towad the center of the board, on the other side of the rocks, aimed at the corner of the building. the other giant rat unit was on the right flank.

He prays. i got first

turn 1 skaven
(from the left)

no charges

moves
clanrats and giant rats move a little, covering the gap between the impassable terrain and the table edge. night runners move to the right edge of the impassible rock, with the censers hidden behind it. the slaves all move up and pivot at various 30 degree angles, dareing the horse to charge. the clanrats on the hill move to the edge and pivot so the warlock can see the enemy. the center line moves up about half thier march move. and lines up. HPA rolls a 16 and shoots out in front of the right flank, and gets past the cover of the building. the nightrunners move up, slightly behind the HPA. the censers move to behind the building. rats on flank skitter thier fannys halfway across the board.

no shooting

magic. the warlock miscasts. allowing my opponent to cast the beast cowers on the HPA! i dispel it with my power dice, leaving me only 3. scorch is dispelled.

BRET turn one.
[STORMBANNER ACTIVATED]
no charges

the yeomen move up, on menaceing the slaves, while the other hopes to draw the HPA into chargeing in front of three blocks of knigghts. the grails and grounded pegasai move up to try to charge the left flank units. the questing knights move out and pivot. the big blocks are jostled a bit but can't manuver much. the archers stay put.

shooting
everything shoots at the abomination. somehow, i take two wounds! and dont regen etheir. :( the other yeomen misses completely.

magic: beast cowers gets the dispel scroll treatment.

TURN 2 skaven


charges: slaves charge the rightmost yeoman. they flee into the HPA and are destroyed. leftmost slaves charge teh othe ryeomen unit and fail to catch them, the end up right in front of the blocks of knights of the realm.

the HPA pivots, and runs behind the yeomen, almost the the skirmishers.
the clanrats and giant rats on the left flank back up. and repostiton for the flee/counter charge manuver. the night runners move up a bit, taunting the quests, the censers are peeking around the impassible terrain. licking thier chops. the slaves continue to move and position, because the next turn, the knights are moveing out, or getting chomped.clanrats positon themselves, with teh nightrunners and censers moveing about halfway around the building on the side towards the board edge, behind the HPA. the giant rats, turn, and start climbing over the second fence, they make it about halfway.

shooting none
magic: the warlock miscasts again! this time he loses a level and warplightning. now he only has cracks call, a 11+ spell, and he can only use 2 dice. the seer draws out a dispel scroll trying scorch and vermintide.

[stormbanner continues]

Turn 2 brets.

the rightmost archers in the woods fail thier terror tset adn flee. they wont rally.

charges the questing knights charge the nightrunners who flee to the edge of the giant rats flank. the rightmost realm knights charge a slave unit, who flees and gets caught. teh knights make a full charge, and are surrounded on the front and right flank by skaven. the errants charge, and redirect scattering two slaves, but catching niether, failed charge.

the yeomen rally in front of thier generals center realm unit.

moves

the units on the left flank move to the edge of the impassible terrain staying out of the PCB's line of sight. the yeomen move up to cover the knights left flank in the middle of the board. the general's unit moves and aims at the HPA.

shooting. all miss.

magic: dispelled.

turn 3 skaven

the HPA pivots and charges the kinghts in the flank.

charges. PCB's charge the big realms in teh middle of the board in the flank. all 6 make it. a doomflayer charges in the front. the only slaves left charge the errants in the flank. they hold. the pcb's on the left flank charge the questing knights, who flee. failed charge.

moves. night runners rally. the two slave units do not. and will not. the giant rats and clanrats back up again. the giant rats are back on teh hill, next to the warlock's escort. who turn to face the left flank oppontnets. the main clanrat line moves up to provide bsb and ld support for the combat units. the giant rats clear the fence and are now solidly on teh bret's right flank, with nothing but peasant archers to stop them.the nightrunners on teh right slide to thier right.

magic. dispelled. i get the other scroll gone.
shooting none.

CC.
the realm knights are massacred. dispite loseing 2 PCBs to thier own gas, they still manage 11 hits and 9 wounds! the HPA and doomflayer dish out impact hits killing a few knights. at the end, only a banner bearer and the paladin live. the paladin kills the doomflayer. they flee and are run down. the 4 remaining pcb's run into the yeomen's flank. the HPA winds up in the dead center of the board. his flank to the general's unit. the slaves beat the errants by 1, who (haveing lost thier bsb) flee. the slaves persue but fail to catch them, thier flank is directly in front of the bret's general's unit now, inbetween them and the HPA.

[storm banner STILL going]

Knights turn 3

charges, the general's unit charge the slaves, who hold. the grails charge the giant rats, who flee. the warlock fails to keep his clanrats in check, and they panic. his failure is nearly complete. the grails fail thier charge. the questing knights rally. the errants rally.

moves. the pegesai move up even with the grails.

magic. his only wizard worth a damn, loses her spell.
shooting. the skirmishers kill 2 giant rats.

CC. the slaves get butchered, and explode. they take a knight with them. the general overruns into the HPA. teh yeomen are slaughtered. the pcb's overrun 2 inches.

skaven turn 4.

charges. the giant rats charge the skiemishers. who flee. they catch them and run into the errants flank. the (now three man) pcb's charge into the errants opposite flank. the other unit of pcb's charge into the realm knights flank. two make it into combat. the leftmost nightrunners charge the grails in the flank.

the fleeing clanrats/warlock fail to rally. (if he know's what's good for him, he'll never show his face in my warren again.)the giant rats rally. the left flank. clanrats move backwards again. the main line advances on the general's unit. provideing ld and bsb support if needed.

magic: the seer poisons the giant rats attacks. scorch is dispelled.

shooting: none.

combat: the errants are beaten sensless. the survivors are run down. the pcbs and the (still) poisoned giant rats overrun into the flank of the realm knights (fresh combat!) the grails defeat the nightrunners, who flee into the impassible rock and are destroyed. the generals unt is assaulted from all sides. they lose some to gas, kill a few censers and even put a wound on the HPA. the hpa puts two wounds on the lord, and the censers and giant rats carry the day. they run down his unit.


[Stormbanner still working]

my opponent conceedes.

MASSACRE FOR THE SKAVEN!

i find it funny that people look at my list and say "that's too many slaves" or "why the big giant rat units?" or "you've got too many clanrats" they haven't the foggiest idea how to work it until i reach across the table and crush them with it. admittedly , my oppontnent had some bad dice rolls, but still i'd like to think i had a little bit to do with it.

until next time..
still Lurking beneath your feet...
FOEGNASHER OUT!

w3rm
22-11-2009, 14:00
I have missed your excellent battle reports Foegnasher! keep 'em up and I wait for the next installment. Victory for the horde!

Ward.
22-11-2009, 14:09
CC. the slaves get butchered, and explode. they take a knight with them.

Made my day, almost wish they'd given us actual bombs to use in our slave units.

Foegnasher
22-11-2009, 14:43
I have missed your excellent battle reports Foegnasher! keep 'em up and I wait for the next installment. Victory for the horde!

many thanks. next game friday.


Made my day, almost wish they'd given us actual bombs to use in our slave units.

no kidding. that was awesome. you dont rely on them to do that, but it certainly is a nice little bonus.

happy_doctor
22-11-2009, 17:13
Good report, thanks for taking the time to write it up.

Two suggestions:
1) Some pictures would go a long way making these reports even better! Having seen pics of your horde, I think it would be worth the fuss of carrying a camera with you and taking snapshots.

2)Now, try that without the Hellpit Abomination! No offense, I play skaven too and I'm very excited about all the new toys we got. However, this thing tends to dominate every single game I play lately and I've come to the conclusion that it's too powerful...

Looking forward to the next battle, maybe I'll get the time to write up a report of my own some time soon!

Foegnasher
22-11-2009, 17:46
Good report, thanks for taking the time to write it up.

Two suggestions:
1) Some pictures would go a long way making these reports even better! Having seen pics of your horde, I think it would be worth the fuss of carrying a camera with you and taking snapshots.

2)Now, try that without the Hellpit Abomination! No offense, I play skaven too and I'm very excited about all the new toys we got. However, this thing tends to dominate every single game I play lately and I've come to the conclusion that it's too powerful...

Looking forward to the next battle, maybe I'll get the time to write up a report of my own some time soon!

ok. i'll try to get pics done.

i have waited 8 long years for my giant terror causeing critter. i now have it. i have an awesome model for it. and i am goin gto use it. 2 would be OTT ut i see nothing wrong with just one. hell he got ganked the first time i used him. and if the brets hadn't spread thier attacks around trying to kill the crap on thier flanks, i think they would have killed him with lances. yeah he's powerful, but he's cool. i want him.

GuyLeCheval
22-11-2009, 18:01
ok. i'll try to get pics done.

i have waited 8 long years for my giant terror causeing critter. i now have it. i have an awesome model for it. and i am goin gto use it. 2 would be OTT ut i see nothing wrong with just one. hell he got ganked the first time i used him. and if the brets hadn't spread thier attacks around trying to kill the crap on thier flanks, i think they would have killed him with lances. yeah he's powerful, but he's cool. i want him.

I am actually goin to use it twice, but only in 4000+ ;)

Excellent report. Good to see the Skaven pulling off a well-deserved massacre!

Malorian
23-11-2009, 17:47
Yup, all of those units of slaves and clanrats are just what you need to control the movement phase against an army liek Bretonnia.

Great report Foegnasher and a good leason to all.

Seabo
24-11-2009, 00:39
Now that is a horde army lol. Warlock should be hung over an open flame and bbqd but awesome otherwise :D

Foegnasher
24-11-2009, 01:40
I am actually goin to use it twice, but only in 4000+ ;)

Excellent report. Good to see the Skaven pulling off a well-deserved massacre!

victory victory was sweet sweet. man-thing cutlets and horse-lasagna was had by all. (well, everyone who survived.)


Yup, all of those units of slaves and clanrats are just what you need to control the movement phase against an army liek Bretonnia.

Great report Foegnasher and a good leason to all.

heh. i was accused of being cheesy once because i wwas "dominateing the movement phase"

BAW-HAW-HAW!!!


Now that is a horde army lol. Warlock should be hung over an open flame and bbqd but awesome otherwise :D

indeed. his skull now sits upon the totem of shame, carried by my warlord, as an example to all the terrible price of sucking it up and not makeing your points back.

shredshredxx
24-11-2009, 08:19
gnasher, you consistently give the best skaven tactics advice on warseer, and your batreps are always fun to read. nice job on the massacre, highfives.

i frequently hear people talking about how awesome your army is visually. any chance you could direct me to some pictures?

also, what is this "awesome conversion" you're using for the hpa?? i'm super into conversions and i'm curious.

Foegnasher
24-11-2009, 12:33
gnasher, you consistently give the best skaven tactics advice on warseer, and your batreps are always fun to read. nice job on the massacre, highfives.

i frequently hear people talking about how awesome your army is visually. any chance you could direct me to some pictures?

also, what is this "awesome conversion" you're using for the hpa?? i'm super into conversions and i'm curious.

awww. yer makin' me blush.

here's a couple of old group pics for your trouble. i need to take pics of the new models i've made, but i can't find my dag-blasted camera.

the wall of crap army i was playing last year:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/monkey0574/horde1-1.jpg

the moulder army i did a while ago:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/monkey0574/IMG_1197.jpg

base for my conversion (necromunda caller)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y142/monkey0574/m1252049_99110599136_NecroCallerMai.jpg

if you like conversions, zip over to underempire and chack out the HPA thread in the moulder section...

SevenSins
25-11-2009, 22:06
nice to see your take on the new skaven, and the hell pit abomination is indeed tempting (more of a doomwheeler myself)
Horde skaven are indeed the way to go, not this MSU-elite thing other armies got :)

Foegnasher
25-11-2009, 23:53
nice to see your take on the new skaven, and the hell pit abomination is indeed tempting (more of a doomwheeler myself)
Horde skaven are indeed the way to go, not this MSU-elite thing other armies got :)

no we got mLu (multiple LARGE units) and eat msu armies for lunch.