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29-10-2015, 06:36
Another Battle report and again if you want the best read with the pictures all visible then go to Dakka,Tomb-Kings or Warhammer : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/668689.page



So I was re-reading the End Times books and it struck me how well suited the scenarios in the End Times are to AoS and while we never got round to playing them with 8th we've decided to have a go using AoS.

1st thing I'd like to point out is that I don't have all the armies needed so we have used what we have which bests fits the scenario.In the the 1st scenario it's Brettonia vs Vampire Counts but we have used Empire instead of Brettonia. We also use the appendix at the back of each book to only take whats listed or use a good substitute,so the Empire doesn't take Hurricanum,steam tanks etc. There is no effort made to balance the games and what ever fits the bill is taken.

The Battle of La Maisontaal

Empire army defending La Maisontaal:

General with Battle Standard (General)
General on Horse with Sigmarite Weapon
General with Greatsword
General on Pegasus with Lance and Shield
Balthazar Gelt
Amber Wizard on Horse
Amber Wizard
Warrior Priest with Greathammer
Warrior Priest with dual Hammers
20 Swordsmen
20 Handgunners
10 Swordsmen
20 Halberdiers
10 Swordsmen
20 Halberdiers
11 Empire Knights
5 Reiksguard Knights
3 Demigryph Knights
3 Demigryph Knights
2 Cannons
1 Hellblaster Volley Gun

The Empire army had to stop the Undead General from getting within 12" of the entrance to La Maisontaal

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Undead army attacking La Maisontaal:

Krell (General)
Vampire Lord on Nightmare
Strigoi Ghould King
Wight King
32 Skeletons with Spears and Crypt Shields
38 Zombies
40 Ghouls
30 Grave Guard with Great Wight Blade
30 Grave Guard with Wight Blade and Crypt Shield
9 Black Knights
9 Black Knights
5 Blood Knights

The Undead had to get Krell to within 12" of the entrance to La Maisontaal

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The Undead go 1st in this scenario

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Battleround 1

Undead turn 1:

Herophase: Krell uses Lord of Bones on the skeletons in front of him while the Necromancer Mystic Shields them.The Ghoul King casts Black Hunger and the Vampire Lord Mystic Shields a unit of Black Knights.

Movement: With the exception of 1 unit of Black Knights which moves forward hoping to get a charge off and the Blood Knights which take cover from the artillery,the whole army runs forward towards their goal.

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Charges: Black Knights charge the Empire Knights and Reiksguard.

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Combat: The charging Black Knights inflict 4 wounds on the Reiksguard killing 2 and 3 wounds on the Empire Knights taking 1 out.The Black Knights take 5 wounds in return.

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Empire turn 1:

Herophase: Dark Enchantments hits the Amber Wizard on Horse for 3 wounds. The General with Standard tells the Swordsmen protecting the Handgunners,the Handgunners and a unit of Halberdiers to Hold the Line.One Warrior Priest casts Shield of Faith on the Swordsmen shielding the Handgunners while the other casts hammer of Sigmar onthe Handgunners. Balthazar Mystic Sheilds 1 Demigryph unit and Arcane Bolts the advancing Ghoul King for 3 wounds.The Amber Wizard on foot heals his fellow Wizard 2 of 3 wounds suffered by Dark Enchantments who in turn Mystic Shields another Swordsmen unit.

Movement: The only movement done is on the Empires left flank where the Demigryphs advance on the Ghoul King and his horde.

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Shooting: The Hangunners headshot 19 Zombies.With Krell out of range both cannons aim at the Black Knights harrassing the Rieksguard and Empire Knights and eliminate them.The Hellblaster fires all barrels at the other Black Knight unit taking 2 out.

Charges: The Demigryphs charge the Ghouls but only 1 unit makes it.The General on Pegasus joins the fight.Both were keen to aviod getting to close the Ghoul King.

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Combat: The Demigryphs kill 12 Ghouls who with a massive 44 attacks score 1 wound in return but they do exact their revenge by taking out the General on Pegasus before he even had a chance to spill blood.

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Battleshock: 14 Zombies loose their connection to Krell and fall to the floor leaving 3 left, while 5 Ghouls didn't much like the idea of being lunch for the Demigryphs so quickly departed.

Battleround 2

Vampire turn 2:

Herophase: The Ghoul King's regeneration kicked in and he healed back 2 wounds,4 Zombies stood back up and the 2 Black Knights felled by the Hellblaster pulled themselves together and got back up. The Ghoul King failed to cast the Black Hunger.The Necromancer used his skills and summoned 20 Zombies to join the unit that got badly shot up last turn.The Vampire Lord brought the 9 Black Knights killed in the previous turn back to harry the Empire right flank.

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Movement: The Undead all move closer to the Empire except the Zombies who just merged and the Ghouls in combat.

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Charges: The newly summoned Black Knights fail to charge the Reiksguard and Empire Knights but the other unit charges the Swordsmen/Halberdiers.The Skeletons charge the big unit of Swordsmen shielding the Handgunners.The Ghoul King fails to charge the Demigryphs.

Combat: The Ghouls start and inflict 5 wounds on the Demigryphs.The Swordsmen kill 8 Skeletons who can only kill 1 Swordsman.The Black Knights don't fare much better against the other Swordsmen and only kill 3 and loose 4 Knights when the Halberdiers behind the Swordsmen step up and attack back.

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Empire turn 2:

Herophase: Dark Enchantments hits the Amber Wizard on Horse again but for 1 wound this time.The General with Standard tells the Swordsmen protecting the Handgunners,the Handgunners and a unit of Halberdiers to Hold the Line.One Warrior Priest casts Shield of Faith on the Swordsmen shielding the Handgunners while the other casts hammer of Sigmar onthe Handgunners.Balthazar fails to cast Arcane Bolt at the Ghoul King who unbinds his Mystic Sheild on the Demigryphs.One Warrior Priest casts Shield of Faith on the Swordsmen shielding the Handgunners while the other casts hammer of Sigmar onthe Handgunners.The Amber Wizard on foot heals his fellow Wizard back to full wounds who in turn Mystic Shields the Swordsmen unit in combat with the Black Knights.

Movement: Reiksguard move to engage the Black Knights.

Shooting: The Hangunners drop 15 Skeletons.The 2 cannons only manage 6 wounds on the Black Knights in combat while the Hellblaster manages to kill 4 Grave Guard.

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Charges: Reiksguard charge the Black Knights and the Demigryphs charge the Ghoul King.

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Combat: Demigryphs hit the Ghoul King for 4 wounds who manages to infict 1 in return.The Ghouls manage 2 wounds against the other Demigryph unit who in turn cut 6 Ghouls down.The Reiksguard only manage 1 wound against the Black Knights but survive the round untouched.The Swordsmen/Halberdiers finish off the other Black Knight unit after it failed to best the Swordsmen's defence.The Swordsmen in combat with the Skeletons only managed 1 wound while somehow the Skeletons found a way through their formidable defense and killed 2 Swordsmen.

Battleshock: The remaining Skeletons fall apart and crumble.

29-10-2015, 06:37
Battleround 3

Undead turn 3

Herophase: The Ghoul King regenerates 2 wounds while 3 Zombies and 2 Grave Guard pick themselves back up. The Ghoul King summons 10 Ghouls behind enemy lines to aid him in his fight on the Undead right flank while the Vampire Lord summons 5 more Black Knights to ais his fight on the left flank.The Necromancer Mystic Shields Krell. Krell uses Lord of Bones on the Grave Guard unit with Wight Blades and Crypt Shields.

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Movement: Time for the big guns to get stuck in.The Grave Guard units move to charge distance while the Blood Knights emerge to join the fight.

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Charges: Everyone who can charge does charge with no units failing.The Hangunners stand and shoot the Grave Guard unit with Great Wight Blades killing 10.

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Combat: It takes both Grave Guard units to wipe out the Swordsmen shielding the Hangunners.The Blood Knights finish off the Swordsmen but are loose 2 Knights to the Halberdiers.The Zombies kill 4 Swordsmen and loose 6 to the Swordsmen and Halberdiers in return.The Ghoul King and his Ghouls manage to inflict 2 wounds on each Demigryph unit and survive the round unscathed.The newly summoned unit of 5 Black Knights loose 4 Knights the Empire General and his Knights after only inflicting 1 wound on the Empire Knights.The Reiksguard and Black Knights can't get through each others armour,stalemate.The Warrior Priests enter the fight with one taking on the Wight King and causing 1 wound,the other got stuck into the Zombies and killed 2.Finally Krell stepped forward and with 2 swings of his axe ended the life of the greatsword General befoe he could even lift his weapon.

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Battleshock: 1 Grave Guard with Great Wight Blade crumbles.

Empire turn 3:

HeroPhase: Dark Enchantments hits the Amber Wizard on foot for 1 wound.The General with Standard tells the Handgunners and both units of Halberdiers to Hold the Line.The Amber Wizard on foot Arcane Bolts the last Black Knight freeing the Empire General and his Knights to do as they wish.Balthazar Gelt Arcane Bolts Krell but it is unbinded,he then casts Searing Doom on Krell hitting 4 times but Krell only takes 2 wounds.The Amber Wizard on horse Mystic Shields the Halberdiers in combat with the Blood Knights. Both Warrior Priests cast hammer of Sigmar one for the Hangunners and the other for the the Halberdiers.

Movement: Free of the Black Knights the General and his Knights move to charge the Blood Knights.The Rieksguard retreat from the stalemate with the Black Knights.

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Shooting: With Krell in range now the cannons take aim,hitting 3 times,wounding 3 times but they just bouce off the Armour of the Barrows.The Hellblaster takes aim at the Wight Blade wielding Grave Guard and cuts 5 down.The Handgunners take out 8 Great Wight Blade Grave Guard.

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Charges: With the enemy on the doorstep,Balthazar charges to try and finish off the Grave Guard.The General and his Knights charge the Blood Knights.

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Combat: Balthazar Gelts heroics pay off and he finishes off the Grave Guard.The Blood Knights fancy their chances against the charging Empire Knights so direct all their attacks at the halberdiers killing 6.The Empire General gets 1 wound through on the Vampire Lord who in turn wounds the General twice.The Ghoul King suffers another wound after failing to hurt the Demigryphs.The Zombies take 3 Swordsmen down before 15 of them are cut down the Halberdiers.

Battleshock: The remaining Zombies fall to the ground.

Battleround 4

Undead turn 4:

Herophase: The Ghoul King regenerates a wound and summons another 20 Ghouls to do his bidding. The Necromancer Mystic Shields Krell and the Vampire Lord Mystic Shields the Blood Knights.

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Movement: The Black Knights move after the Reiksguard with secret hopes of charging the warmachines.

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Charges: The Black Knights fail to charge the warmachines so charge the Reiksguard again.The Ghouls behind the Halberdiers charges them in the rear.Krell and the remaining Grave Guard charge the Handgunners.The Handgunners stand and shoot Krell but he saves all but 3,taking another 2 wounds...1 left!

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Combat: The Grave Guard kill 18 Hangunners which allows the Empire General to pile in on Krell and finish him,5 attacks,4 hits,3 wounds...3 saves! Krell cuts him in half. The Ghouls fail to wound the Halberdiers and have 6 hacked down for their troubles.The Demigryphs finally take the Ghoul King out.The other Demigryph unit kills another 5 Ghouls. The Wight King decapitates the Warrior Priest.The Vampire Lord inflicts another 2 wounds on the General with the Knights who wounds the Vampire Lord in response.The Empire Knights manage to get past the Blood Knights armour and cause 4 wounds.

Battleshock: the last of the original 40 strong Ghoul unit flees as does the 2 remaining Hangunners.

Empire turn 4:

Herophase: This is it for the Empire,fail to kill Krell this turn and the Undead can march right on in.

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The Amber Wizard on Horse tries to Arcane Bolt Krell but fails to cast.The Amber Wizard on foot casts Arcane Bolt but it is unbinded by the Necromancer.Balthazar Gelt casts Searing Doom and Krell finally drops...inches from the entrance.

Empire Victory!!

Holy moly that was so much fun,it really was. Can't wait to get stuck into the rest of the scenarios and just playing that has me wanting to go get a box of Brettonian Knights and King Louen for future games :)

30-10-2015, 21:23
Very nice battlereport and a brilliant idea. I will have to look into doing some end times scenarios using AoS myself.

31-10-2015, 00:45
That looks great man =)

31-10-2015, 20:14
Thanks for posting, good batrep. They are a lot of work and my attempts are rubbish, so kudos.

Aos not my cup of tea but End Times probably is quite a good fit as it is a scenario really.

I liked the armies but still find the round bases a little jarring. I notice an attempt to keep them all ranked but how did it work individually moving so many figures so many times? If I try Aos again its going to have to be with some sort of movement trays cos it peed me right off shuffling them all about - but then I am not maximising my combats I guess

01-11-2015, 14:00
Thanks for the kind comments :)

Movement takes up the bulk of the time once things get going but it isn't tedious or anything or you quickly get used to it after playing as many games as I have :)

02-11-2015, 12:19
Great idea! I need to look at some of those scenarios again. I agree,they are perfect for AoS.