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PostSubject: The Guns of Altenweiler   Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 6:06

“Mr Grognog we need to make landfall. Send a hand aloft with a good glass and tell ‘im to find us a nice cosy bay or cove on that there island, what we can put the boats into.” said Adm’rul Kurgan.

Grognog knuckled his forehead and trotted off yelling orders. Kurgan leant on the rail and look over the choppy waters at the lush green trees that lined the shore. After weeks and months at sea, since leaving Estalia, the Ironfang Pirate Fleet’s stores were running low and if they weren’t replenished soon there would be even more arguments and fights aboard ship than usual.

So they made landfall on the small island in the hope of replenishing filling their holds by raiding some small town or village. There wasn’t much marked on the charts for this region but there was bound to be something here.

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“So we gets a fight and a drink after? Can’t see no problems with that mate!” said Grognog as he eyed the scores of Dwarfs who were hurriedly forming up into regiments. Kurgan grinned at his first mate’s optimism and raised his cutlass, he was about to give the signal for the mobs of Orc Pirates to advance when he noticed a strange noise: Thump-thumpa-thumpa-thumpa. Two Dwarf Gyrocopters appeared over the town and swooped down low over the roves.
“Zoggit” he muttered.

~ ~ ~

Ironfang Pirates vs Rugalf's Ironbeaters

Scenario: Blood and Glory

Ironbeaters
  • Fortitude = 8
  • Breakpoint =2

Pirates
  • Fortitude = 7
  • Breakpoint =2








Ironbeaters Turn 1

Organ gun killed 7 Halibuteers
Cannon wounded Grapeshot
2 Gyrocopter steamed 3 Spear Chukkas - no damage





Pirates Turn 1

The Hand of Gork moved the Halibuteers but El Doctoro was overloaded by the power of the spell and exploded the Rotmoons - 10 Orcs died (half the unit!)
The rest of the pirates tried to avoid the town as it was bristling with big guns!







  • Ironbeaters Fortitude = 8
  • Pirates Fortitude = 7


Ironbeaters Turn 2

2nd unit of Miners appeared on left flank
The two Gyrocopter charged one Looted Kannon each
1st Miners charged the Halibuteers
Dwarf Lord Rugalf and the Longbeards tried to charge the Trolls but didn't reach them.
The fight between the Miners and the Halibuteers was bloody but inconclusive.
Grapeshot the Giant took more cannon pain.











Pirates Turn 2

The Halibuteers all died, leaving just Murlok the Shaman alone.
The remaining Rotmoons were wiped out by Organ Gun fire but Rukbadruk and Da Leeva survived and hurriedly joined the Hogwashas.

  • Ironbeaters Fortitude = 8
  • Pirates Fortitude = 5


Ironbeaters Turn 3

Longbeards charged the Trolls.
The Blue Warriors charged the Hogwashas right flank. The Hogwashas flee from the Blue Warriors (Warboss and 2 Big Bosses make 14 attacks and kill one Dwarf!
2nd Miners charged Grapeshot, who tried to pick up the unit Champion but the Dwarf used his Steam Drill to fend-off Grapeshot's grab. The Miners killed the Giant who fell on them and squashed 7 of them.
Murlok the Shaman was killed by the 1st Miners.
The Dwarf General and the Longbeards charged the Trolls and beat them, but the Trolls hang on. (2 Dwarfs are killed, no Trolls are wounded).



Pirates Turn 3

The Hogwashas rally
The Gloomwyrms would have squabbled but they saw the Dwarfs were getting close and move VERY SLOWLY towards them (failed charge).

  • Ironbeaters Fortitude = 8
  • Pirates Fortitude = 5


















Ironbeaters Turn 4

Gloomwyrms fled from the combined charge of the Red and Blue Dwarf Warriors' charge they escaped both to rally behind the tower's walls.
A Gyrocopter steamed the Hogwashas - 4 died
The 2nd Miners charged the Trolls in the flank. 3 Trolls were killed and the last one fled.
The Gyrocopter on the right killed the last Chukka crew.









Pirates Turn 4

The Hogwashas charged the Blue Warriors and won but the Dwarfs resolutely held.
Rukbadruk was killed, the Pirate Battle Standard fell but was not captured by the Dwarfs.

  • Ironbeaters Fortitude = 8
  • Pirates Fortitude = 4








Ironbeaters Turn 5

The Red Warriors flank charged the Hogwashas and annihilated them.

  • Ironbeaters Fortitude = 8
  • Pirates Fortitude = 1 Game Over!


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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of Altenweiler   Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 7:30

PRETTY COOL LOOKING GAME...the Vertically Challenged Grumps are a tough nut to crack.
Are the Fortitude #s G.W's way of keeping score now? What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of Altenweiler   Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 7:35

Thanks Alan!

Fortitude and Breakpoint are the mechanic for one of the 6 "normal" scenarios: Blood & Glory.

Breakpoint is 1 point per 1000 points in the army.
Fortitude is 1 point per Standard or Battle Standard plus 2 points for the General. As soon as your Fortitude is equal to, or less than, your Breakpoint the game is over and you've lost.

I would not want to use that method in every game but it makes for a very clear cut result (which I love) and cuts out all the tedious maths after a game to tot-up Victory Points (which I hate)... For 1 game in 6 it's ace!
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of Altenweiler   Wed 29 Jun 2011 - 12:30

Nice table and photos. Sad news on the outcome. Hates stunties I does.

Have the gyrocopters gotten better? I don't recall one ever attacking one of my warmachines directly...
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of Altenweiler   Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 5:10

Thanks VK!

The Gyrocopters have actually got worse at attacking artillery with their ranged weapon (as the crew use the weapons Toughness against shooting) so they have to attack with close combat to be effective.
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PostSubject: Re: The Guns of Altenweiler   Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 6:55

WarbossKurgan wrote:
Thanks VK!

The Gyrocopters have actually got worse at attacking artillery with their ranged weapon (as the crew use the weapons Toughness against shooting) so they have to attack with close combat to be effective.

You are welcome.

I guess I had heard that and forgotten it as my interest in playing WFB waned some more.
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