Empire vs Dark Elves 2200
Meeting Engagement Vs Dark Elves 2200 points.
122 General of the Empire w/FPA, Enchanted Shield, Sword of Might
161 Arch Lector w/Meteoric Armor and Ironcurse Icon, GW
220 Halberdiers x40 w/FC
133 BSB Captain w/FPA, Holy Relic, Biting Blade
265 Light Wizard Lord w/Talisman of Endurance, Dispel Scroll
145 Swordsmen x20 w/FC
300 Flagellants x30
254 Knightly Orders x10 w/Standard, Musician
185 Crossbow x20 w/Eternal Flame Standard, Musician
65 Master Engineer
150 Mortar x2
200 Cannon x2
Dark Elf List: (Ray)
High Sorceress, Sorceress & 30 Warrior Block
Repeater Xbows x10
Cold One Knights x6
Noble on Manticore
Perfect. I designed the Army to handle Hydra/HPA with the Flaming Xbows and Dual Cannons. The perfect scenerio as it had a hill in the bottom corner of my deployment zone and a 5/6 chance to go first.
My wishful deployment plan prior to rolling for reinforcement
Here is what happened: Rolled 1's for my Knights, Wizard Lord, Arch Lector and BOTH Cannons.....Hmm...Ok so I'll adjust and roll the cannons on Turn 1 and blow away the Hydra. I'll leave the General alone with Halberdiers and move the WL and AL into the Swordsmen block. Knights will start out next to Cannons on West Flank. Deployment looks like this now.
So Ray, my Dark Elf opponent rolls a 6 to go first..what? So now the earliest my cannons can shoot will be the end of turn 2? Oh Dear, Hydra will be in combat by then...Dammit! 5/6 chance to go first and I lose the roll with 2 Lords, 2 Cannon, and Knights off the table! Shoot!
Dark Elf 1: Army surges forward, Corsairs and Manticore enter up north. My AL off table denies my 2 DD so he has a huge advantage with Magic this turn. He tries a Fireball on Flags, dispelled. Final Transmutation on Halberdiers, can't Scroll or Dispel with WL off table: 13 Golden Halberdiers (ouch).
Empire 1: Reinforcements arrive. Halberdiers and Flagellants reposition toward Center. Crossbowman fail stupidity test and stumble forward, no flaming bolts at Hydra I guess. Upgraded Pha (3 dice), IF, 1 wound to AL and WL. Mortar on Shades kill 2, 1 more for Break Test. Mortar direct hit on Hydra, need 3 to wound, roll 2 .
Re: Empire vs Dark Elves 2200
Nice battle report to read. You do have to kinda laugh at how your deployment played out though.