Posts Tagged ‘Battle Reports’

Battle Report – Frostgrave – Forgotten Pacts 2b

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Battle Report – Batman Miniature Game – Gotham by Knight Ep 02

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Battle Report – Mordheim – Throwback Thursdays Ep 84

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Battle Report – Warmachine – A Whole New War Ep 08

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Match Report – Guild Ball – Masons vs. Engineers!

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Ancient Greeks vs Orcs / Dragon Rampant Battle Report

Posted on January 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

On Friday I played Dragon Rampant with Krüger. It was our third game using Daniel Mersey’s popular ruleset and we enjoyed it a lot. It has elements of other games I like. Movement feels as free as in 40K, troop types remind me of HotT and the battles look a bit like Warhammer. On top of all that the rules are streamlined, simple and encourage creativity.

Herr Zinnling


The game was part of our ongoing campaign which takes place on the tropical island Waltrop. The Greeks from Kalimera under the command of Foibos moved into a piece of jungle controlled by the orcs.

I put a lot of tropical forests and some swamps on the board and other pieces of terrain to represent the jungle.

We choose scenario A (Gory Bloodbath on the Plains of Doom), forgot to dice for leader traits and decided not to use quests in order to learn the basic rules first. Foibos’ enchanted weapon didn’t work.

ancient greeks vs orcs


We played with 24 army points. Krüger played the orcs. He was the defender and deployed his troops in this order, as seen from my perspective:


Bellicose Foot / Heavy Riders / Light Foot / Elite Foot (Leader) / Bellicose Foot / Light Riders (Short Range Missiles)

I deployed my troops like this:

Scouts / Light Riders (Short Range Missiles) / Heavy Foot / Elite Foot (Leader + Enchanted Weapon) / Heavy Foot / Light Missiles

I took two pages of notes during the game but unfortunately I can’t decipher them any more. What happened was basically this:

On my left flank I moved the Thracian scouts into a piece of swamp. I sent a unit of Thracian light riders to support them. I also had a unit of hoplites (heavy foot) in that area.

ancient greeks vs orcs

Krüger sent a unit of boar riders (heavy riders) and some night goblins (light infantry) to attack the Thracians. He also wanted to attack with a warband of orcs (bellicose foot) but couldn’t activate them during the first rounds.

The boar riders were able to destroy my light cavalry, but then I attacked them with my hoplites. The boar riders were battered and retreated into the swamp where they were attacked by the Thracian scouts. They had to retreat once more and were destroyed as the result of a failed rally test.

The orc warband arrived too late and made a wild charge into the swamp. They lost the battle against the scouts and were also destroyed.

I don’t remember how I lost my scouts. Maybe the night goblins (light foot) killed them.

I had placed a large piece of forest in the centre. Krüger’s orc boss (elite foot) and an orc warband (bellicose foot) were moving towards my general (elite foot) and a unit of hoplites (heavy foot), while some goblin riders (light riders) and a unit of psiloi (light missiles) were shooting javelins and throwing stones at each other. I didn’t want to enter the woods with my hoplites, so I formed a spearwall and waited for the orcs.

ancient greeks vs orcs


The orcs attacked. Both units were destroyed.

Then the armies’ generals and their guards (elite foot) attacked each other. After a couple of rounds only Foibos and the orc boss survived, they had lost all their companions.

I asked: What is the name of your general?

Krüger said: Gurkbatz.

I thought: Finally the orc tribes, that live on the northeastern coast of Waltrop, have a boss with a name.

In a desperate move Gurkbatz attacked my slingers (light missiles) and was slain.

(Let’s just say Gurkbatz crawled away and left the battlefield, all beaten up and in pain. Otherwise the name „Gurkbatz“ will be lost and Krüger might take two years or so to come up with a new name for another general.)

When Krüger’s night goblins were also destroyed, only four units were left on the table: a unit of goblin riders (light riders) on Krüger’s side and Foibos (elite foot), a unit of hoplites (heavy foot) and a unit of psiloi (light missiles) on my side.

We rolled a die to see if the game ended. It did. I won. The Greeks from Kalimera now control hexagon 11 on our campaign map.

campaign map


Battle Report – Kings of War – Legends of Mantica Ep 13

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Battle Report – Infinity – Radio Free NeoTerra Ep 43

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Battle Report – Warhammer Fantasy Battle – Throwback Thursdays Ep 83

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Battle Report – Horus Heresy – M.31 Ep 31

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Battle Report – Rogue Stars – Ep 01

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Battle Report – Frostgrave – Forgotten Pacts 1A

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Battle Report – Batman Miniature Game – Streets of Gotham Ep 01

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Battle Report – Mordheim – Throwback Thursdays Ep 82

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Battle Report – Dark Age – A Forsaken World Ep 22

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Match Report – Guild Ball – Fishermen vs. Brewers

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Battle Report – Middle Earth SBG – The Third Age Ep 12

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Battle Report – Malifaux – Unto the Breach Ep 28

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ACW Pickett’s Charge AAR

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Got together today with the gang to finally play test the Pickett’s Charge scenario that I will be running at DundraCon 2017 (February).Roy Scaife, John Lantz and Matt Hilzendrager took on the role of the rebs … taking a brigade each (5 infantry unit…

Battle Report – Warhammer Fantasy Battle – TBT/Throwback Thursdays Ep 16

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Battle Report – Warmachine – A Whole New War Ep 07

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Let’s Play! – Rogue Stars by Osprey Wargames

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Battle Report – Kings of War – Legends of Mantica Ep 12

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Battle Report – Infinity N3 – Radio Free Neoterra Ep 42

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Battle Report – Mordheim – Throwback Thursdays Ep 80

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