So I played the campaign yesterday and it went bad... Real bad! The beasts receives such a
beating that they had to give up all their hopes of ever becoming the badass
menace they dreamt of becoming. So bad that they even gave forfait for the last
game! here's how it went:
(pictures are pretty bad and don't do the minis any justice, please forgive)Ragna Rökr
was a only a young and minor chief, but already his strength and might was
recognised by the older Chieftains. His tribe lived in the forests of Ostermark,
called Dead Wood and lived on petty raids of the surrounding countryside.
Untill one fateful night a Herald of Slaanesh came to Ragna Rökr telling him to
travel south to the ruins of Mordheim and await instructions there. Great
riches and fortunes await him the daemon said! So it came that Ragna Rökr
gathered his small warband and went in search of this fabled city… Several
weeks after they got to Mordheim the Herald came to Ragna Rökr again and
explained his simple scheme: He should search for the Sacred Temple of Taal and
smash it’s altar because in it’s altar was hidden a magical artefact of great
power. The Herald told him to find the artefact and claim it in the name of his
master. And so Ragna Rökr set out through the city to find this temple… But the
Mysterious Shadow Warriors, sentinels from the Elven kingdoms, somehow knew of
these evil plans (they must have had a powerfull spellweaver!). And they would
try everything they could to stop these evil beasts!!Game 1:
Shadow Warriors VS Ostland, SkirmishIn their
eagerness to find the Temple
before the Beastmen did the elves asked directions from a band of Ostlanders.
But the stubborn men of Ostland and the proud and hautain elves don't mix wel
and things quickly went out of control. It ended with both parties feeling
insulted and drawing swords...
the centre of the board was dominated by a central square with the Elves deploying on the north side of the board and the Ostlanders in the southwest corner. One shadow walker with infiltrate revealed himself inside the tower in the southeastern corner of the board and started sniping at the Ostlanders, the Elder was hit but not killed. While the rest of the band advanced the Priest of Taal used his sprint skill to go elf hunting. Several turns of exchanging fire ensuid untill the Elf suffered a squirly death (yes squirrly - he died because of the squirrle's the Priest summoned) Under severe fire from the elves the ostlanders advanced. The group crossing the square seriously suffering from a lack of cover. The other group, including the Elder advanced on the group of Shadow warriors entrenched in the Arabian ruin. The Ostlanders had a good laugh as one of the Elves diving charged face first on to the floor. In the mean while the Elder and Ruffian each take turns to take on the two shadow novices but they both died. The novices then joined the fight in the ruin but the Ostlander's slay them all, with one warrior fleeing the scene.
In the central square the Elves dominate by a combination of viciously accurate shooting and charges. The Priest arrives to late to help it's mates and got shot to death for his troubles. In the mean while both warbands had been stubbornly refusing to fail their rout tests but the death of their priest was to much and they broke...
The cowardly elf
climbs down onto a ledge where the Priest can't reach him. After a
couple of turns the Priest succesfully summons a horde os squirrles that
race up the tower and kill the elf
one group attempts
to cross the square...
...whilst the other
group fights the elves in the ruinsGame 2: Beastmen vs Possessed, BreakthroughAs the beasts go through the city they encounter a Possessed Warband, surely they must have been sent by an envious Nurgle who doesn't want Slaneesh to claim to ancient artefact...
This game saw lot of vicious close combat with the Possessed tearing through the Beastmen. elsewhere an gor wounds a mutant with blackblood slaying himself and stunning the ungor and the other muant in the fight, now that's some nasty blood!
In the End only the Beastman Chieftain survives dashing for the other side of the board.
Post battle sequence:
1 bestigor has a smashed leg and has to skip the next game
3 out of 3 gors died
3 out of 3 warhounds died
1 out of 2 ungors died
of my 7 henchmen only one survived the battle!!!!
my first time playing possessed, I learned the hard way how though a possessed is!
The beasts swarm the tower whilst the Shaman and bestigor take on the Possessed (here in the form of a Chaos Fury - we had to proxie so the marauders represent brethren)Game 3: Shadow warriors vs Beastmen: modified streetfightcoincidence has it that Beast and elf reach the
last street leading to the Temple simultaniously. A brutal race for the
The five remaining beastmen deploy in the southeastern street witht the 10 strong force of elves deploying in the southwest. The Beasts got first turn and desperatly tried to reach the end of the street. The shaman and ungor were both killed because of missile fire at the end of the first turn. The rest of this very quick game saw the beastmen running for the end with the elves hot in pursuit shooting arrows in their backs. Two shadow walkers used sprint to get in front of the beasts through a back alley now shooting the beasts from both sides. The last surviving member fails his rout test just meters before the finish.
post battle sequence:
the chieftain loses an eye,
The shaman rolls multiple injuries, and ofcourse rolls a 6
he now loses one eye, suffers from an old war wound, has a smashed leg so misses the next game and get sold to the pits! where he loses
but he now has a profound hatred from all shadow warriors!
the Beasts run through the street with the elves hot in pursuitGame 4: Beastmen vs Shadow walkers, The Treasure is mineThe Elves have taken up position in the Temple but Ragna Rökr's god is watching him so he decides to storm the temple against the odds...
The immensly outnumberd beast march in group using the cover of the temple of Sigmar to reach their target. The elves sent there novices to intercept the beasts and a vicious fight ensues in the temple in which the Beasts get a thorough beating and flee. The are so badly bruised that they decide that the elves can keep the treasure and game 5 is off...
The elves take up positions in the temple: