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BajsArne
29-08-2010, 21:54
The gaming club in Lund, Sweden, has a traditional apocalypse game the day before christmas every year. This year we tried to start a new tradition with a legendary fantasy game. For a while it looked like it might end up at about 12000 on each side, but because the demon and empire players didn't show it only was 10000 in the end.

On the side of baby burning destruction:

Clan Wistar:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0001-14.jpg

Clan Kasimir:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0008-8.jpg

Warriors from the frozen wastes of Nöbbelöv:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0005-10.jpg

On the side of babykissing order:

Some random high elves, including ghost archers:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0007-12.jpg

And some wood elves, still stalking in the forests at the time of the picture.

The playing field, the ancient fortress Stenmester in the background:

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0006-13.jpg

Rules were as following:

3 powerdice, defenders take the two highest.

High elf foot troops start o the board.

Two destruction players start turn one by marching in on the board, the third player comes in as reserve (40k style) on the left flank in front of the wall.

Wood elves also arrive as reserves, but come in from one of the forests. High elf cavalry arrives as reserves from the gate in the wall.

The two towers each have a repeating boltthrower and ten high elf guards with handweapon and shield.

Objectives were the two towers, the well and the gate.

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 21:58
Things start out badly for destruction with a serious traffic jam:

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0010-9.jpg

First blood are some giant rats getting stuck in the swanp, followed by some ghost archers getting stuck in loose stones.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0011-8.jpg

Round 2 continues with more jamming:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0015-11.jpg

Some high elves join in:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0019-6.jpg

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 22:04
The chaos warriors arrive without the beloved sorcerer, soon joined by some wood elves having trailed them all the way. Some of the wood elves had their extra sneaky black paint job.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0022-5.jpg

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0025-6.jpg

The wood elves manage to surround the chaos warriors:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0026-5.jpg

One of the brave doomwheels manages to break through, only to be shot down by massed arrow fire not much later:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0031-6.jpg

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 22:07
Things are looking grim for the the chaos warriors:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0032-2.jpg

...but the two skaven clans are starting to get stuck in:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0035-4.jpg

Nurgle knights avoid getting boltthrowed to death by getting charged by four chariots:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0039-5.jpg

...which they just save all wounds from, smash a little and win the combat:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0039-5.jpg

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 22:11
Abomination and plaguefurnace have been taking heavy damage, but are still triumphant:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0042-3.jpg

The supreme general leaves his warlitter, takes nine clanrats with him and enters the tower. They kill four guards, but they hold because of steadfast.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0043-5.jpg

Gutter runners charge into combat with boltthrower:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0044-4.jpg

Chaos warriors on foot, in trouble:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0046-1.jpg

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 22:14
About round seven or so I think, the cavalry start getting in the way:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0047-4.jpg

The high elf guards refuse to break. And they don't die too much either. Perhaps this was a job for censer bearers or plaguemonks?
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0043-5.jpg

One of the furnaces manages to destroy itself and much of its unit with a misfire. Oops.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0053-2.jpg

Plaguemonks hold against treemand and noble on dragon. Steadfast with two ranks...really?
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0057-2.jpg

BajsArne
29-08-2010, 22:20
Chaos warriors mostly dead, except their sneaky sorcerer and his pet dogs, but the skaven horde has overrun most of the defenders on foot:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0062-1.jpg

Main problems at this point is that wood elves still have a dragon and a treeman ready to start eat through the skaven lines, with most of the things able to handle things like that dead. Oh, and a failure to kill more than six of the guards in the only tower destruction actually reached, so technically order holds four out of four objectives. But nevermind, in a game like this everyone wins!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/BajsArne/PICT0062-1.jpg

All in all the game flowed well, magic was balanced, had some effect but nothing too crazy. Objectives were a bit too hard to take since they only could be attacked in attacking players turn. The terrain was probably a bit too heavy since many units never saw any action at all.

Now if I could just figure out why the pictures came out as links instead of pictures.

Ultimate Life Form
29-08-2010, 22:31
Sounds like a fun game. Ah, the fond memories of my own Plague Furnace self-destructing, netting the opponent tons of combat res and costing me the game... good days... :shifty:

Posting links as pictures is disabled in the Battle Report section for... reasons. Apparently inappropriate use is feared, but in Project Logs it seems to work just fine...

Malorian
30-08-2010, 13:44
It's like a picture book! Nice! :D

Glad you made things work even when people dropped out, and great to see all those paingted models :)

BajsArne
30-08-2010, 15:46
To be fair to the wistar furnace, it did go through a couple of units before crashing itself. Kasimir did better with theirs though, and they did suck a lot of arrows.

Well I was going to write a proper report to it but the pictures took longer time than I thought and didn't have time. I'm glad you enjoyed it even without extravagant writing.

Sclep
01-09-2010, 03:46
Looks like it was a great bash!