Posts Tagged ‘Battle report’

Operation Jupiter Game 05 – The Ridge

Posted on April 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

IntroductionThis is game 5 is replaying the scenarios from the Briton Publishers Operation Jupiter skirmish scenario book (Lulu PDF link).  I am replaying them on a 4.5’x5′ table using 20mm, my own Advance to Cover rules and a figure sca…

Battle Reports – Improving the Writing Experience

Posted on April 24th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I want to improve the experience in terms of speed for report writers on my other site, The Battle Directory

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Khorne Daemonkin vs Iron Hands – Battle Report

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Hey you guys!

I played my 4th game with Khorne Daemonkin last night against Iron Hands in a 1,500 game. I changed things up a bit with my list from previous ones. Nothing earth shattering but still experimenting. Khorne Daemonkin – 1,500 HQ Soulgore: Chaos Lord – Melta Bombs, Sigil of Corruption, Juggernaut of Khorne, Power Fist, Axe […]

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Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

Posted on April 21st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

After a year delay we finally got Black Powder back on the table couple of weekends ago.  We had several of our usual players as well as a couple new players.  All together about 7 people.  Our past games have been basic meeting engageme…

Spring Showdown – Malifaux match reports

Posted on April 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

4 more almost incomprehensible Malifaux battle reports, with a big pink flying baby with a bad case of piles, hot chicks in leather with big swords, re-animating snipers in a childs playroom and a cast of thousands of mechanical spiders all creating co…

Khorne Assault Battle Report – Lists

Posted on April 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Khorne Daemonkin codex has been released, and inkzoo and I were itching to take it for a ride. We’ve been waiting for a decent Chaos book for a while, and in particular one that let inkzoo use his painted and awesome Khorne troops. But first, a story. When I was a young man back […]

WFB Campaign – The Gathering Storm: Part 2

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Death in the Oberslecht
Prologue
Part 1 – Ghosts at the Walls
The shattered map fragments blaze like signal fires in the minds of the wizards. After the initial clash before the walls of Stromdorf, the Empire force races to claim the remaining artifact with the Elves nipping at their heels.

As time is of the essence, both forces rush blindly into the wild marshes of the Oberslecht. Deep within the mists of the marshes Galharain’s mage sight fails him. A corrupting influence is afoot…

The second artifact is discovered lashed to a herdstone in the middle of the swampy region known as the Oberslecht. The braying of wild beasts is heard is the distance, as the two armies become aware of each other through the storm. Scattered due to low visibility, a bloody fight ensues.

The Nuln Steam Tank Deliverance spots the artifact first. Modifications to the wheels allow the machine to churn through the swamp with greater efficiency. The rain and mud splash onto the piping hot engine and the tank emerges from a cloud of steam to slam into the herdstone. The engineer swiftly secures the artifact.

The Magnus Gate Halberdiers cheer on the nearby field guns as they wreck havoc amongst the oncoming Tiranoc Chariots. As they emerge through the sheets of rain they see the Demigrpyh Knights in hard battle with some Silver Helms led by an Elf on a giant eagle. They charge through the foliage and assist in the melee, breaking the elves and running them down.

Luthor Huss and the Knights Gruffon are faced with a more challenging foe – a monstrous Phoenix navigates the lightning strikes overhead. Another unit of Silverhelms, seeking vengeance on the Witch Hunter van Korden, ride him down along with the huntsmen and the great cannon.
The Arch-Lector enters the battle, his war altar being towed through the unforgiving landscape by a contingent of frenzied flagellants, eager for final penance. The light emanating in a halo around the Golden Griffon is like a beacon in the storm.
The Knights Griffon are decimated by bowfire from the trees. The Sisters of Avelorn Pathfinders methodically hunt down straggling Empire troops in their hunt for the artifact.
Deliverance moves in to assist the Celestial Wizard Niklaus Schulmann and the Ironsides, but not before the gunners are forced to flee under the onslaught of the Knights of the Crimson Heart.
The Elven Archmage Galharain is brought to bay in the corner of the swampland. The remaining Empire forces converge to try to end his magical influence. However, the prowess of the Elven bow-fire wreck a heavy toll on the encroaching troops.

Desperate to close the distance to the archers and avoid more casualties, the halberdiers enter the swamp, but many more are drowned during the advance. The steam tank Deliverance powers up the engine for a final devastating collision to wipe out the Elves. Disaster strikes as the floatation device rigged to the underside of the tank fails, and the entire contraption sinks beneath the swamps. Upon witnessing this, the nearby bolt thrower crew gracefully dart forward to secure the second artifact.

Arch-Lector Kaslain and Archmage Galharain face off for the first time. Elven magic is negated by a shield of faith, while righteous fury is held at bay by arcane barriers. The duel ends in a stalemate, as the Elves melt back into the wilderness, their objective achieved.
The two forces now hold one artifact each, and the final battle to control the fulcrum is looming.
[Graeme and I have yet to play the last (few) battles, but I hope you enjoy what we have played so far via Gray’s awesome camera work. I will next post up the scenario rules we have been using. Stay tuned!]

WFB Campaign – The Gathering Storm – Part 1

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ghosts at the Walls (read the Prologue here)Albericht van Korden strode angrily through the rain and gloom. The Celestial Wizard was hiding something, and he intended to find out what. Documents in the young mage’s possession …

Warmachine/Hordes: Batrep Nr.2 – Legion vs. Khador

Posted on April 9th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Since my Legion of Everblight 2-Player-Box arrived some time ago, Numbdice and Me met for a gaming session and sent our wives on a party :) After scanning through the rulebook and all my stuff, we decided to start with a Mangled Metal match so that I c…

River Crossings – I Hates ‘Em!

Posted on April 8th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

“Yer mammy weers army butes!”Paul’s rude Scotsmen conversions using Victrix figures: Their insults are almost as damaging as their bullets and bayonets! Maybe they should give a +1 to the enemy when taking a morale test for intimidation and genera…

WFB Campaign – The Gathering Storm: Prologue

Posted on April 6th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Stromdorf. The rainiest place in the Empire.

The locals take great pride in this fact, although that won’t stop them complaining about it.

The small southern Reikland hamlet is unremarkable in all other respects, situated alongside the River Teufel, and on the edge of a large area of wetlands known as the Oberslecht. In times past, the human tribes in the area would travel to visit a standing stone that stood just outside what are now the town walls, said to grant visions of the future. On the site now stands a Sigmarite Temple.

Rumours of the secession of Sylvania and of the war in the north are troubling, but ultimately have no real impact on the lives of the people here. Not much happens, not much changes. Except for one thing.

The weather is getting worse.

All is not well in Stromdorf.
It started thousands of years ago, before the War of the Beard forced the Elves to abandon their towers and cities in the Old World.
An arcane fulcrum of pure Azyr magic erupted near a river in what would become known as the Teufel. A promising young mage was able to contain it, sealing it beneath the river depths. A Tower of Hoeth was erected nearby, along with a device capable of locating the fulcrum, and assisting with the sealing ritual.
Time passed, and the tower fell into ruins, now known as Tempest Knap. The latent Azyr magic continued to permeate the region, causing near constant weather anomalies. At some point the tower was struck by a lightning explosion so huge, it sent chunks of the building and parts of the device flying across the landscape. These device parts still crackled with Azyr magic, radiating the powers of foresight and weather manipulation.
One part was discovered by the human tribes, and turned into a standing stone (over which a Temple of Sigmar now sits), while the other sank somewhere in the Oberslecht.
Thousands of years later, a young human wizard attempting to divine the location of the fulcrum set off a chain reaction that would weaken the seal, causing it to leak pure Azyr magic. The effects of this are starting to be felt not just in Stromdorf, but also as far away as Ulthuan. The Elven curator of the fulcrum must now covertly journey into the heart of the Empire and repair the damage before it is too late.
Time is of the essence, as the human wizard is also returning, and hopes to harness the power for himself…

Dramatis Personae (and Order of Battle)

The Sigmarites

Arch-Lector Kaslain of Nuln

The Sigmarite crusade into Sylvania has ended in disaster.  Grand Theogonist Volkmar has been taken captive, presumed dead, and only a handful of the invading force made it out. Arch-Lector Kaslain led the remnants back to Nuln, where he wasted no time in preparing to outmanoeuvre his rival, Arch-Lector Aglim, for the office of Grand Theogonist. Having secured the support of the Knights Griffon, he prepares for the trip to Altdorf to lobby for support.
On the eve of his departure, Kaslain receives a letter from the Temple in Stromdorf. The local priest claims to have been gifted visions and dire portents from Sigmar himself, and requires his aid. While the tale is not likely genuine, Lector Gottschalk does have a vote in the leadership. Given how tight the race will be, Kaslain decides to detour west at Grissenwald, and pay the Lector a visit…
Witch Hunter Alberich van Korden

Alberich van Korden was the last surviving agent in Sylvania before its secession. Having survived Mannfred von Carstein’s trap, Alberich must now travel to Altdorf to report to the Grand Temple. Arch-Lector Kaslain is eager to keep him in his entourage, as he was the only other witness to the dire events around Volkmar’s abduction.
Niklaus Schulmann, Acolyte of the Celestial College
A charismatic young wizard with absolutely no talent at his craft, Schulmann has nonetheless been able to convince those who matter that he is, in fact, a prodigy. Rumour has it that he won the favour of Countess Emmanuelle herself by ‘reading the heavens’ and providing favourable portents (long-lasting beauty, decades of prosperity for Nuln, and an end to the ‘rat problem’ in the sewers). In return, he has been granted state troops to escort him to Stromdorf to study the local weather effects for his thesis. What no-one knows, however, is that Schulmann has already been to Stromdorf quite recently…
Castellan-Engineer Jubal Falk
Not at all happy with the Ironsides being assigned escort duty for some mage, Falk uses the expedition as opportunity to field test wet-weather modifications on some of the new big guns and the Nuln steam tank. They should work well. In theory.
Captain Timothias Lindmann of the Magnus Gate Halberdiers
Forgot to pack an overcoat.
Franz Bieber and the Stromdorf Huntsmen
One of the best hunters in the Reikland, Bieber has been sent to guide the Arch-Lector through the Beastmen-infested Oberslecht.
Luthor Huss
A long-time opponent of Arch-Lector Kaslain, Huss hopes to thwart his superior’s ambitions to become head of the Cult of Sigmar. Lector Gottschalk will hear what he has to say about Kaslain, as well as the matter of the ‘Blacksmith of Lachenbad’…
Magnus Gate TroopsHalberdiers
Franz Bieber’s HuntsmenArcher detachment
Nuln Ironsides - Armoured Handgunners
Knights Griffon - Inner Circle Knights on Warhorses
Knights Griffon - Inner Circle Knights on Demigryphon
Long TomGreat Cannon
Gravin’s WrathHelblaster Volley Gun
Ol’ CrankyMortar
DeliveranceSteam Tank



The Ghosts and the Stormbinder

Archmage Gallharian Stormbinder

Gallharian Stormbinder looked back. Mortal eyes would have seen little but mist rolling up the valley. Gallharian’s mage sight saw beneath the layers of the low rolling cloud. His war host advanced silently.
His army had become known as ‘The Ghosts’ and rightly so. Their ships had made landfall, not far from Marienburg, in a fierce storm of Gallharian’s creation. In an audacious move they had advanced into the heart of Reikland. They had utterly wiped out two small settlements to remained undetected. The quest could not be compromised.

Gallharian could not contain the smirk that spread across his face. Long had his line fallen out favour in the Everqueen’s Court, after he had sustained massive losses leading his force on a prior campaign. How things had changed though, in the Gaen Vale – a magical focal point of the world the Everqueen had sensed a change in the winds of Azyr. Something was causing the imbalance deep in the heart of The Empire. An ancient fulcrum long buried in the ruined elven colony of Tor Arven had fallen, leaving a network of waystones vulnerable to daemonic attack. The Everqueen had hoped that the sons of Sigmar who now inhabited the land would unwittingly become its guardians by building their town of Stromdorf nearby.

The court was left with little choice than to send small force to ascertain what was causing the disturbance. Much to the disdain of many in the Evercourt, Galharian was chosen to investigate – his talents in controlling the winds of Azyr were second to none.
Now was Galharian’s time for redemption. Nothing would stand in his way.

Noble - Galimar on Night Talon
Galimar has served the will of the Queen for hundreds of years. Courtiers have come and gone and Galimar’s court standing has ebbed and flowed. His unswerving loyalty has not changed though. Many a battle has been saved by one his deft charges. Those who do not know him see him as reckless or lucky. Those who know him well see his genius in reading a battle. Galamar has doubted Galharian’s conviction in slaying humans so wantonly, but is powerless.

Handmaiden - Ysvena the Everqueen’s Hunter
Ysvena is taciturn even for a Handmaiden of the Everqueen. Having reached the revered position of Handmaiden early in her life, she spends little time involved in the politics of court life. Her position is maintained purely by her exceptional skill in enacting the often hidden and violent will of the Court.

Noble - Cerlian the Unbowed
Cerlian is a duelist at heart, his high status as a Queen’s Banner Bearer has been earned by his endless duels and reckless bravery. Some say he cares not who he fights, he only cares for his own glory and image. Certainly he had no qualms about about wiping out human villages on the way to Stromdorf.

Ellyrian Reavers - The Dusk Riders

Ellyrian Reavers - The Dawn riders

Archers - Moonglade Guardians

Silver Helms - Knights of the Crimson Heart (3rd)

Silver Helms – Knights of the Crimson Heart (5th)

Tiranoc Chariot - Malhin Brothers 

Tiranoc Chariot - The Tempest

Shadow Warriors - Eldremar’s Rangers

Lothern Skycutter - Mathlann’s Bride

Lothern Skycutter - Mathlann’s Fury

Sisters of Avelorn - The Path Finders

Eagle Claw Bolt Thrower - The Whisperer

Eagle Claw Bolt Thrower - The Sycthe

Frostheart Phoenix - Storm Talon

Next… Ghosts at the Walls!

Battlefleet Gothic – Battle Report

Posted on March 29th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

As promised here is the battle report of the second game fought last week Friday. We played 1500 points Imperial Navy versus Grey Knights. The game was nice to get back into this lovely game after a break of almost one year (?). Here are the lists: Space Marines 6x Grey Knight Strike Cruiser 1x Master plus 1whw…

Battle Report 2,000 point – Imperial Guard & Tau VS Space Marines

Posted on March 28th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Well after two weeks I have finally written up my Guard & Tau VS Space Marines battle report. It can

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Somewhere in Belgium

Posted on March 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been very sluggish in all things hobby-related, lately, including updating this blog! This game happened over a fortnight ago, but I still haven’t documented it. After I do, I’ll have caught up with my batreps, as I forgot to put the SD card back …

Infinity: All Hail Doctor Worm

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I Hey Folks,Travelled to the “town of the future” to play Ben in a 300pt ITS “loot the tech coffin” game (I can’t recall the actual name of the mission lol)Once I’d unpacked my very WIP town of the infinity future from my boot we had an interesting tab…

Too much knowledge is a dangerous thing – an Iron Fists battle report

Posted on March 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hi all – today I have for you the first of two battle reports. This one features the stalwart warriors of the Iron Fists chapter betrayed by the imperium they strive to protect, as the Grey Knights are sent in to destroy knowledge uncovered regarding a…

Eurotrash! – 1st Club Game 2015

Posted on March 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

After the epic Waterloo posts, it’s back to posting AARs from our club meetings. This one actually happened about a month ago on my first trip to a Friday meeting at NWA Mitcham.It was the first outing for my Wurttembergers, but as I don’t have enough …

The Battle of Kadikiai 1855

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

On Sunday the Rejects got together for a 15mm Crimean War battle that pitted the skill of an Anglo French army against the Russian bear. This game we invited a guest, Mike Sayce of The Words of Subedai probably best known for his regular contribut…

Dark Eldar take on the Grey Knights

Posted on March 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hi all, and welcome to the latest battle report – this time a 1500pt CAD from my Dark Eldar Kabal of the Burning Eye (led by an haemonculus of the Coven of Distorted Perfection) took on the might of the Grey Knights..We played the Relic eternal war mis…

Bushido Game 2 – Prison Break

Posted on March 6th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Following on from my previous post here is the follow up, the second game in my Bushido mini-campaign. The first game didn’t allow peasants or Bakemono, this one excluded monks and oni.The first scenario saw the monks investigate the apparently deserte…

New Rules, Same Incompetence? Romans take to the field under ADLG

Posted on March 1st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The Legions of Roman take part in what is probably the first ever UK event for ancients ruleset L’Art de la Guerre. They play Indians, Middle Romans and Palmyrans in three tightly themed standard sized games in one day.The rules are translated from Fre…

Iron fists vs Necrons

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hi all, got a brief battle report for you today, when I faced a proxied 1500pt necron army on Thursday using an experimental elite list from my Iron Fists.

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Operation Jupiter Game 04 – Wicked Wyverns

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

IntroductionThis is game 4 is replaying the scenarios from the Briton Publishers Operation Jupiter skirmish scenario book (Lulu PDF link).  I am replaying them on a 4.5’x5′ table using 20mm, my own Advance to Cover rules and a figure sca…

#ToMB2 vs #ToMB2

Posted on February 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Got a ToMB2 game recently against the good man GPG. You can check out the little write-up he did here; ToMB2: First Game. Check out his conversions using the TTB kits, loving his Cassandra work :) But now for my thoughts, first his crew and Ironsides. I can see the potential of her, he was […]

Waterloo 2015 – Part II

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

“Voila Grouchy!…not.”Here we go for the next exciting installment!This episode will show my ability to cope (or not) in extremis, as well as the arrival of the Prussians on the board. Also the pressure builds up in the centre and the crisis point is …