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Ragnoff
23-02-2010, 21:27
With all compliments to and acknowledgement of OnceBitten for inspiring me to try this -- here is my log of my video battle reports! As he did I will edit the first post to add links to the reports but for me the fluff will be in the post concerning that battle.

With Lizardmen:

Lizardmen vs Skaven (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4424237&postcount=2) (note - some photos are blurry, but only one is really bad)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfCHcaH9vzM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADIyOnD6mI
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P4k_FI9SHE
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61hdSKjfg4w

Lizardmen Vs Beastmen (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4463666&postcount=11) - RTT round 1
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxd3lSA3IcU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8AismxWYA

Lizardmen Vs Wood Elves (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4470054&postcount=14) - RTT round 2
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SxPMtrDAXc
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKGP4XxbmA

Lizardmen Vs Lizardmen (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4470054&postcount=16) - RTT round 3
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvrQ5-beG_k
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6aWH0xsvSM

Lizardmen Vs WoC (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4470054&postcount=31) - Escalation round 1
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSCVComYXNs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbagDkbSWtA

Lizardmen Vs Beastmen (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4470054&postcount=36) - Escalation round 2
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COqXwcxZIyk
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9qjYVTw-Dg

Lizardmen Vs Empire (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4470054&postcount=40) - Escalation round 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4lcRyKHDJI

Lizardmen & Dwarfs Vs. High Elves (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4875372&postcount=62) (8th Edition Reports for Lizardmen start here)
Part 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnA9aEhwxBo
Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c733IUklRSI
Part 3:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDQrBtiMMS0

With Orcs & Goblins:
Orcs & Goblins vs Dwarves & Elves (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4438907&postcount=9)(note several blurry photos, having problems with CHEAP digital camera)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sedHCnYlJMs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inxp-Rhn1OE
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcXahXzxxBc
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61hdSKjfg4w

Orcs and Goblins vs Skaven (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4621008&postcount=44)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4R_Ggq6LVI

Orcs & Goblins vs. Ogre Kingdoms (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4690513&postcount=49)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RN7KnrXkzY

With Bretonnians:
Bretonnia vs Empire (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4779661&postcount=59)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWojVHNBUck
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZrjvAPiLDQ

Ragnoff
23-02-2010, 21:43
Lizardmen vs Skaven
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfCHcaH9vzM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KADIyOnD6mI
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P4k_FI9SHE

Sss'Ma'Toc looked around. While none of his spawn brothers still lived, he now led other spawning into battle. The saurus who marched and rode with him were good soldiers, and the skinks, well, what can you say about them? they are not Saurus Warriors. Still Gar'tiss's spells and the skinks and kroxigor he brought were useful, and the other Priest, Adeans, brought not only skirmishers but skinks that commanded the larger jungle dwellers, salamanders, stegadons and terridons. Many foes and invaders had the threeof them and there followers routed. The Slan of this region slept deep, and the Lizardmen where left with little direction, but strength does tell. Sss'Ma'Toc smiles, having fought in battles that we legends to these younger spawnings helped too!

A stir among the skinks was the first sign of trouble, as the skinks always seem to instinctive know when the defilers, the skaven, have returned....

Up from the tunnels the clan rats had emerged, and the bring 2 of their foul contraptions, a great wheel, and furnace on wheels pushed by the plague filled ones.

Sss'Ma'Toc knew he had no choice, although not well matched against this foe, he would engage or the Priests would denounce him. Not, mind you, that he was slow to battle in any case...


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When i figure out how to do the spoiler thing, I will put the after battle thought here!

Malorian
24-02-2010, 17:41
Haven't had a chance to watch these yet, but since there were no comments I just wanted to let you know that I do plan to watch them on the weekend :)

GreenSpeed
25-02-2010, 03:29
Cool rep, your maps are very clear in lou of photos, i appreciate the analysis as well

Ragnoff
25-02-2010, 12:49
Thank you, I am still training myself to take the photos! so I use maps when i realized i forgot a photo...

Malorian
26-02-2010, 13:15
Ok I watched the video. Nice that you made diagrams when there wasn't pictures.

Not sure if the doomwheel was used right for that salamander charge (it doesn't actually declare charges, it just moves in the comp. phase) but then again I'm not a skaven player ;)

Thanks for the report :)

selone
26-02-2010, 15:54
Thanks for the report was very informative and easy to follow.

The juries still out on the doomwheel but I'm fairly sure it doesn't declare charges :)

Ragnoff
28-02-2010, 16:51
We are not still certain how the Doomwheel works, anxiously awaiting the FAQ. I've seen several discussions of it and there seems to be no consensus.

Doing to additional reading I think there were several small errors in the battle.

Can I ask what you guys think of the blurred pictures? Should I omit them and replace them with diagrams? Obviously non-blurred pictures would be better, but on the little tiny screen it's really hard to tell if the picture will be blurry at full size until the battle is long over and I'm back at the computer.

Ragnoff
28-02-2010, 17:12
Warlord Magog overlooked the green skins that came to his Waaaaaaagh!

From the surface goblin tribes he had only their scouts, the wolf riders and the spider riders, although he was able to visit a tribe and co-op some of the little flying greenies and a couple of the mechanically minded ones that had built bolt throwers. However, a whole night goblin tribe with their nets in their bows and their fanatics were here. Not surprising, but Magog was hunting studies and the night gobbos hated stunties. Magog was annoyed that two of the four he had taken had blown themselves up practicing, but the two left will help against the stunties. Along with his own boar riders and the shaman that rode with him, he had gathered some big'uns and their choppers, some black orcs and all their weaponry, trolls and even a giant had come to his call!

Well he often thought the wolves might do better on a spit than under a goblin, you must admit that the fast little devils had found his stunties. Magog had guessed that the reason the stunties had come down out of the mountains was to help the men that he wanted to attack next, but it turned out it was some sort of argument with the elves!

"Gather the boys, when the stunties and the elves start bashing one another will bash them both."

Of course when he got to the field, Magog was not too surprised that the arrival of his much larger Waaaaagh had caused the stunties elves decided to gang up against him!

"At em Boys!!!!!"

This is a battle report of a 3000 point battle between myself playing orcs and goblins and a team of my eight-year-old son playing dwarves and my wife playing elves. My eight-year-old started to get into the hobby and started to paint his dwarves!

because this was a larger battle, and because I guess I talk too much when I am trying to do these video about reports <grin>, the battle is in four parts!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sedHCnYlJMs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inxp-Rhn1OE
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcXahXzxxBc
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61hdSKjfg4w

Malorian
01-03-2010, 15:03
Just watched the first one so far but I have to say I envy you for having both a son and a wife that plays :)

Ragnoff
08-03-2010, 18:31
Sss'Ma'Toc was given a great honor, being called an oldblood, but all honors are earned. The Carnosaur, though raised by Lizardmen, did not want to acknowledge Sss'Ma'Toc as a master - the secret was to earn the grudging respect as a fellow hunter.

Now the new partnership, carrying one of the old treasures as a mark of respect led a larger force. The Blade of Realities the treasure was called by others, but to Sss'Ma'Toc, it was simply another tool to guard the approaches to the old world. And a guard was needed in this frontier area! 3 groups needed to be dealt with, first, these Beasts spawned by Chaos.....

In the morning light, with the Brey horns of the enemy sounding, the Lizardmen approached....

This is the first part of a 3 round tourney I played this past weekend.

Lizardmen Vs Beastmen - RTT round 1
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxd3lSA3IcU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8AismxWYA

stiltjet
09-03-2010, 12:12
Nice battles! Especially liked the one where you faced your wife and son.

Looking forward to more of these..

The blurry pictures are somewhat of an issue, but as you make more reports, and take more photos, you will probably learn more about how to minimise the amount of those.

Once Bitten
09-03-2010, 13:43
Just watched the first one and am excited to see the others. Great job!

Ragnoff
10-03-2010, 15:50
Sss'Ma'Toc gave a soft hiss of pleasure, he had fought well. After his mount had fed and settled out of his blood frenzy he gathered the remaining of the spawns that were his to lead Sss'Ma'Toc heading the the second trouble spot...

Many of his scouts had not returned, the enemy seemed almost as adept in these jungles as his own skinks. In Sss'Ma'Toc's experience this could men only one thing, the wood elves were in the jungle.

His army was seething, hissing and short calls and growls sounded. this was bad. If hey could just get to grips with the elves, surly this troops greater strength would be telling. It was not easy moving through he trees and getting ready for battle when one felt as if the very trees were watching...

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SxPMtrDAXc
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKGP4XxbmA

selone
10-03-2010, 20:44
Just watched the Lizardmen VS Beastman Game. Great game and well played, seems like you really gave the beastman a good kickin' even with bad luck with his fear tests you had the better of him.
I know you've mentioned your digital camera problems but you need to work on your editing matey, there's bits in the video where you're talking twice or just get cut off mid sentance :D

Ragnoff
10-03-2010, 20:56
Here is round 3 of the tournament.

Sss'Ma'Toc hssst angrily to himself, so many saurus lost, 2 spawning! Two cohorts he fought with, that he lead, and the cold ones as well! Skink losses, while regrettable, were expected.

And all that and he was unable to come to talon with the elves! True, there mage was gone and archers fled, but the nobles and the trees they commanded were still out here. The had turned back without there mage, no army challenges the dark of Lustria without some magic, well, no one but fools. The Wood Elves cunning showed them to have some wisdom.

Now Sss'Ma'Toc was to meet a Slann, one of the young ones he did not know, hopefully that one could help him find the 3rd enemy that was to be reported near, although Sss'maToc's Terridon Riders found no one near but the Slann's force.

Just then Sss'Ma'Toc heard the mental voice of his own lord...

"Be Strong, this young Slann cannot hear the music of the stars, does not know what the Old Ones planned, and, in his arrogance, will not further our ends.

Sss'Ma'Toc sat in amazement, never had he imagined his 3rd foe might be...

"Chastise him."

"Yesss, my lord." Sss'Ma'Toc let loose his great calling roar. "The Spawning ahead do not know the Plan! They do not hear! Come brotherssss, we fight!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvrQ5-beG_k
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6aWH0xsvSM

Ragnoff
10-03-2010, 21:03
I know you've mentioned your digital camera problems but you need to work on your editing matey, there's bits in the video where you're talking twice or just get cut off mid sentance :D

I make these by adding narration to PowerPoint presentations through PowerPoint, which I then have to use a 3rd party converter to convert the presentation to a video. I use a PC and the PC version at least does not produce a video on its own. The converter, Acoolsoft PPT to video, seems to have some problems during the slide changes. I tried another one, E.M. PowerPoint Video Converter, and it was trying to have me rerecord the sound without being able to see the slideshow when the slideshow already had sound embedded!!!!

I am still trying to find a good free converter that will do a better job, if anyone has a suggestion please let me know!

Malorian
10-03-2010, 21:04
Holy crow you are pumping these out quick!

I now have 3 I need to catch up on!


(I use MovieMaker)

Ragnoff
10-03-2010, 21:08
LOL I had 3 last weekend and i sat down that evening and did the basic narration before I forgot.

I have been working on them in the evening and had the chance to work from home today, which ended up as a game of hurry up and wait, so I had time to finish the last couple and get them converted. I have another 3 round tourney this weekend, and hope the people there will let me take photos as well!

I will check out MovieMaker.

GreenSpeed
11-03-2010, 04:09
Great Reports, congrats on getting best general. I can see you are getting more and more comfortable with narrating with each report.

Gork or Possibly Mork
11-03-2010, 11:51
Off to a good start. Congrats on best general.

A few tips on not getting blurry pics or atleast limiting it.

When you take a pic hold the camera with both hands and rest your elbows on your belly/ribcage. Keep your elbows in. This will make everything stable like a tripod. Then when get ready to take your pic eye up the view you want and move your body not your arms to get the shot you want. When your ready stay still as stone snap your pic and try to keep still for atleast 2 seconds after you take the pic. Basically your holding the camera and keeping your elbows glued to your body and just move your body to take the shot.

Not sure what kind of camera you have but if it has the settings you will need to adjust focus etc. for wide shots and re-adjust for closeups.

I'd say try the above doing a practice run before your next report and see how it works out.

Another thing is to take as many photos as you can and just discard the worst of the bunch.

Hope this helps.

With all that said it really doesn't matter. As long as a few aren't super blurry and you can make out whats what it's fine.

Oh and +1 for making the diagrams for turns you didn't take photos. It's better than nothing.

Cheers and thanks for putting these up.

Malorian
11-03-2010, 15:02
Started watching the reports and I can see what people were talking about when they said things were running over each other (the pictures and words that is).

Hopefully you can get this fixed up as it's taking away from all the hard work you are already putting into it.

Ragnoff
11-03-2010, 15:09
Yes, the pictures is something I have to improve by either: just get a better camera (mine does not have much in the way of setting to adjust), getting more experienced with taking the pictures and/or taking more shots so I have more to choose from. As each method takes something (money, time with camera, time in game) it will probably be improving all 3 slowly.

The other problem may be harder, I am familiar with PowerPoint so I really do not want to learn another whole program, so I am looking for a better converter. There may be things I can do to help (pausing more before and after advancing to the next slide), or it may be I need to pass the free converters and find an affordable one to buy, as I just learned my income with be cut by 1/4 this summer (I teach as an adjunct faculty in the evenings as a second job, and I will only get 1 class instead of two at the moment due to lower enrollment) spending money on my hobbies is probably not in the cards.

I am enjoying doing this, and ESPECIALLY appreciate the encouragement. Hopefully the flaws are minor enough and will consistently be improved so that folks do not get frustrated before I master this.

Peregijn
11-03-2010, 22:41
i realy enjoyed the battle reports. try and keep them comming ;)
and tough luck on the job part...

Malorian
11-03-2010, 22:49
"as I just learned my income with be cut by 1/4 this summer"

Ouch... :(

Well good news is that MovieMaker is free. It comes with any PC with XP or higher or you can even download it for free.

selone
12-03-2010, 00:07
Watched the other two, thanks for them, sorry if I sound harsh, I do appreciate your effors :)

Ragnoff
12-03-2010, 01:22
No, not harsh, I think because I know what happened the glitches did not seem as bad, but after your comment I re-watched them and in places it is a real problem. I have been experimenting with converters and I will experiment with MovieMaker. I also downloaded Battle Chronicler so that maybe I have have a mix of pictures and graphics, it really depends on how long everything takes!

Once Bitten
12-03-2010, 14:29
Some of your pictures are really clear. My guess is that you're trying hard to be quick about taking pics, and so you are moving your camera too soon after pressing the button. This is just a guess. But your camera is obviously capable of taking good pictures. If there are settings, you might want to adjust the shutter speed so that it is faster. But even without doing that, I think just pausing for an extra second would help.

Dr.Mercury
19-03-2010, 04:34
Still waiting on a report form our battle!

Ragnoff
19-03-2010, 21:43
I have been working on getting these up! I have all the PowerPoints done and am doing the narration & conversions now (this week was VERY busy)

Ragnoff
20-03-2010, 05:08
I participated in the final tournament in an excalation leage, with my lizardmen, here are the battles...

Sss'Ma'Toc was..... sore.
Although his army had proven victorious, although they had captured the rouge slann, he had not seen it, another carnosaur was dead, the temple guard that killed the beast must have been to busy with his army to see that he had only been knocked unconscious.

Another carnosaur was led to Sss/Ma'Toc but he knew the secrete of them now and it only took a week to have him ready. However, is host was not what it once was, there were far fewer saurus, and the cavalry were not replaced. He did, however have a second stegadon with its crew and great bow..

Once again 3 foe approached, once again Sss'Ma'Toc was sent forth..

"Come spawn of the the Old Ones, we are needed..." Sss'Ma'Toc hissed to his host. "them them know this jungle is o for the lizardmen and no others..."

Warriors of Chaos, all mounted, were the first group Sss'Ma'Toc found, and in a field he set his first trap...

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSCVComYXNs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbagDkbSWtA

Malorian
20-03-2010, 20:51
Aren't terradons US1? They aren't flying cav. I would have used them to bait both frenzied units.

Shouldn't the stegadon auto broke the knights on turn 2?

When you charge fleeing skirmishers you do so dowards the closest model. (center to center model)


Second video didn't work after the first minute :(

Gork or Possibly Mork
20-03-2010, 22:51
Aren't terradons US1? They aren't flying cav. I would have used them to bait both frenzied units.

Shouldn't the stegadon auto broke the knights on turn 2?

When you charge fleeing skirmishers you do so dowards the closest model. (center to center model)


Second video didn't work after the first minute :(

No terradons are flying cav. They have the rule for it.

Ragnoff
21-03-2010, 01:20
OK, let me check the 2nd video, I had it not work once but worked every other time- so let me try to watch it from the web.

I total forgot that the knights should have auto broke if I won and outnumbered - they cause fear but I cause terror! I have to remember that next time.

Terradons are US 2

Ragnoff
21-03-2010, 01:23
Malorian - try again it seems to work for me.

Ragnoff
21-03-2010, 01:33
Round 2 of the Escalation Tourney was against a new Beastmen Army

Sss'Ma'Toc let forth a roar of victory as this new Carnosaur finished eating the Choas horses. While the loss of a full unit of his saurus warriors was unfortunate, more had already gathered to replace them led by some more terradon scouts.

The scouts brought the expected news that another group was approaching, these were beasts, warped by chaos, or perhaps men once.... Now these Beastmen could be dangerous as some of them moves as well in the underbrush as the skinks...

Ss'Ma'Toc felt confident, the last beastmen he had fought had been quickly routed, although this force was not quite as large as the one he led then, Sss'Ma'Toc was and Old Blood of many battles.

"Gather spawn brothers, lets us chase the beasts...."


Lizardmen Vs Beastmen - Escalation round 2
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COqXwcxZIyk
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9qjYVTw-Dg

GreenSpeed
21-03-2010, 03:17
Great reports, i like the addition of the maps, really supports the photos and gives a clear picture of the game

Dr.Mercury
21-03-2010, 15:19
Just an FYI, My shaman had Lore of Beasts and he had the Bears Anger, and the Hunters Spear

Ragnoff
21-03-2010, 17:58
Thanks, I could not remember and could not find the note I made!

Ragnoff
22-03-2010, 05:18
I lost my post with the fluff for this battle, I will re-edit it later, but for now here is round 3.

Lizardmen Vs. Empire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4lcRyKHDJI

Peregijn
22-03-2010, 10:48
verry nice.
like what you did to pour carl.

Malorian
22-03-2010, 15:09
Just watched the other two reports.

Thanks for taking the time to make these :)


The cannon could have been a d3 one if it was dogs of war. Odd choice for empire but possible.

Ragnoff
22-03-2010, 15:45
The cannon was on the steam tank, he did not have a separate cannon. I do not have an Empire book so I was not sure what damage the steam tank cannon does.

Ragnoff
01-05-2010, 00:44
Here is a quick report with a new Orc & Gobbo list I was trying.

Fangar was hoping that this time would go better! the last time he rode a wyvern he lost control and the silly beast flew 3 miles for, the battle - by the time he got back the boyz had been scattered and routed..

But this time he had a better idea how to fight and ride the big Wyvern, this time he was only fighting rats, how 'ard could rats be?

WAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGG

Orcs and Goblins vs Skaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4R_Ggq6LVI

Malorian
01-05-2010, 07:51
It says it isn't available...

Ragnoff
01-05-2010, 15:03
I re-uploaded it, it is working for me now.

soulreclaimer
02-05-2010, 04:55
Great Job. Love you tube Bat Reps

Malorian
02-05-2010, 20:44
Good report.

Would have been nice if the squigs and giant beat the abomination though ;)

Ragnoff
27-05-2010, 13:54
Ok, here is a report on a battle Orcs & Goblins vs Ogre Kingdoms!

Fangar was humiliated, he lost 'iz Wyvern, 'E lost 'iz Boyz, e' was even insulted by a GOBLIN 'bout 'iz leadership!

Well, at least noone would tell the other ladz about his bad ..... Luck, yes Luck, being as the rats killed em all dead.

Well, time to find new tribes and new boyz. To that end Fangar started followen sum tracks in da ground dat looks likes gobbos....

2 dayz later Fangar realized 'iz mistake, not gobbo, gnoblars, and the big Ogres they waz with...

Squeaker was always a small gobbo, and though 'e knew 'e waz not as tough as a puny orc, much less Fangar the Warboss, 'e was still mad Fangar got is ladz all chopped up by the rats. Squeeker was following Fangar to, well, he 'adn't zactly worked that out yet, but 'e waz following. Squeaker saw Fangar demand the gnoblars follow, and saw him swatted by the Ogre who objected!

Dat waz worth da followin.

But da Ogers waz headed for the tribelands, and Squeaker knew a Black Orc Warboss that would be very interested to know dat.....


Orc & Goblins Vs Ogre Kingdoms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RN7KnrXkzY)

selone
27-05-2010, 18:38
Thanks for the report, the sound quality wasn't great, sadly, however it's still well watchable
Unlucky Leadbelchers and you should always always buy musicians for Orcs n'Goblins :D

On the spears versus HW/shield you would have got an armour save with your Gobbo's as you'd netted the opposition :)

Good game if short.

Toshiro
27-05-2010, 23:22
good report :) congrats on the win :)

GreenSpeed
28-05-2010, 13:10
Nice report, always good to see a battle between two painted armies, kudos on the win.

Malorian
28-05-2010, 14:31
Sound was fuzzy but not bad.

Liked the report but thought your opponent was a tad bit silly. Fanatics are death on a stick to ogres and the idea that he was jumping units onto them to kill them just made it worse.

Glad orcs (and you) got the win though :D

Zarryiosiad
01-06-2010, 14:44
Ragnoff,

First of all, the reports are great. I've taken to putting Youtube reports on my secondary monitor so I can listen to them while doing other things. I appreciate the time and effort you're taking in producing these videos, and definitely keep them coming.

In your first Escalation game, you mention repeatedly that your opponent's Khorne Knights spend the entire game running from you after you smack down his lord in a challenge, in order to deny you the unit's banner. If I'm not mistaken, when you broke the unit you pursued him but failed to catch him, right? If that's the case, you already HAD the banner.

On page 80 of the rulebook, under the heading "Capturing Standards" it states: "If a unit is defeated in close combat and then subsequently breaks and flees, the enemy automatically captures its standard if they pursue. The standard is captured regardless of whether the pursuers catch and destroy the fleeing troops or not."

Also, you mention that when the Khorne Knights charge the unit of Terrodons, you thought he should have been aimed at the back of his own unit, but you didn't want to argue. In this case your opponent is right. Your Terrodons are skirmishers, so your unit conforms to his on the charge, and not the other way around. The way you had the unit set up, he could charge directly forward and contact the unit, which is what he did. If you'd stood your ground, you would have had to align your unit to his.

Other than these minor quibbles, it was a great fight. Keep up the good work!

Zarryiosiad

autowaaagh
05-06-2010, 03:57
Liked the report but thought your opponent was a tad bit silly. Fanatics are death on a stick to ogres and the idea that he was jumping units onto them to kill them just made it worse.


I was the Ogre player and I just want to come to my own defense here :)

The Ogres that decided to squish the lil green blighters was to protect my bigger units from them. The stompers were sacrificial bull-screens anyways :) Besides, it seemed fluffy and spirited enough for me to literally squash gobbos with Ogres, I mean, who wouldn't want to do that!?

But regardless, this battle, and the next one which is a modified version of my army vs his Brets both had the same failing factor for me... MY DICE! God they were horrible... They zigged when they should've zagged, they tumbled instead of rolled... it was a mess... I don't think I'll be using those dice in my battle (but they are the big GW Apoc dice, so I like to use em in for my Ogre dice...)

Ragnoff
05-06-2010, 19:04
I agree, with the setup if he had NOT stopped the fanatics they could have hit 1 to 3 units EACH depending of where they went, including his best units where hits characters could be hit!

The choice he faced was be sure to take the hits of the sacrifice units, but take 2d6 hits, OR hope that I went the wrong way but risk a lot of damage to his main units as well as the sacrifice units.

Malorian
05-06-2010, 20:17
Note that these 'sacrifical ogre units' were 105 points, and a fanatic is 25 points.

Avoid if you can because you never know where they are going to go, 1/6 of the time they will kill themselves by rolling a double, and as far as you know they might go back and kill his own units.

autowaaagh
07-06-2010, 12:44
Normally, I would agree with you. I generally tend to just try to pretend that a fanatic is a piece of impassible terrain and make my way around it. BUT... my dice were being horrible that day, so I did not want to tempt fate more than I had to, so I figured I would just take them out since the game was going that way anyhow!

Ragnoff
01-07-2010, 05:07
Lord Madoc could not believe Count E'Rick was actually going to take offense! It was only a little bit of coaching on Empire grounds, but the hunt had been going so well! The stag had led him on a merry chase and he and his knights saw no reason not to pursue into the depth of the forest even though they knew that might put them over in Empire territory. I mean the Count, he didn't even have a group of knights, just lots of citizens -- which everybody knows is no more than peasants who have gotten above themselves -- and some religious nut Arch Louis? Archibald? Whoever, not a devotee of the Lady of the Lake so clearly no one to be concerned about.

The village they stopped at that night after the hunt, okay technically on Empire land, should have known better! Where was the feast? The village girls to serve his every whim?

And now this talent in his glorified peasant and their religious nut comes off for battle! They bring foul hand gunners and even fouler canon and rocket battery, but Duke Madoc and his hosts hearts are pure, surely the lady will protect them...

"To Arms! For the glory of Duke Madoc!

Bretonnia Vs. Empire
Part 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWojVHNBUck
Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZrjvAPiLDQ



When the King of Bretonnia was forced to pay damages on the Duke's behalf, the Duke and all of his retinue having been slain, one could almost see the relief on the King's face. Duke Madoc always remembered the privileges of knighthood and lordship, the duties however....

Peregijn
01-07-2010, 09:00
nice try with the 8th edition rules.
i haven't had the chance to do a "rumor game" as its called in my head but it looks like that it will not be herohammer, or infantry hammer, but warmachiene hammer for this addition :)

nice report again and i hope to see your next one soon

Ragnoff
31-07-2010, 14:31
Well, I have over a dozen 1/2 games/reports! Once 8th came out I have been playing as much as I can, and trying to learn the new rules. I was still struggling to remember to take pictures and the result of all the trying to learn/look up things in 8th was I usually ended up with not enough pictures to remember enough details for a battle report!

In any case with luck i am passing that phase and will be able to do more reports..

In the meantime is there values in partial reports? These would be reports where some of the battle was well documented but other parts are sketchy (not meaning I would only report on 1-2 turns, but that some of it will not be very detailed and/or not have pictures.)

Ragnoff
01-08-2010, 03:55
4500 high elves vs 4500 dwarves & lizzies.
Drougan Grimbeard glared through the undergrowth as rank after rank of pristine white
tunics and gleaming elven spears marched in perfect formation past the entrance to the
tiny cave where he hid with several of his fellow miners. He’d already seen a unit of
High Elven Dragon princes, and he ground his teeth in frustration, having recognized the
infamous Elven prince, Tyrion. There were several other units as well, but those spear-
elves seemed to go on forever.
After the last of the Elves disappeared over the crest of the hill, he breathed a sigh of
relief, and waved his companions back into the cave. Immediately, they started talking,
asking what they were going to do. He shushed them, “I know we are only a scouting
group, but remember why we are here. We are here to discuss a possible trade treaty
with the lizard clan that is settling in this area. Think how they would feel if we bring
them news of this incursion into their new lands...” Slow grins blossomed on the bearded
faces all around him.

My wife and I struggled to figure out why Lizardmen and Dwarfs were fighting Elves... the main reason was the Dwarf player in is nine year old voice said, "I am going to be on Daddy's team this time!" :evilgrin:

Lizardmen & Dwarfs Vs. High Elves
Part 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnA9aEhwxBo
Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c733IUklRSI
Part 3:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDQrBtiMMS0

Malorian
03-08-2010, 15:50
Liked the report even though it kept cutting off on my stupid black berry.

I was hoping you would have a monsterous battle with the spear elve horde that would determine the battle, but when they broke and you didn't catch them it all seemed like a waste :(


Keep them coming :)