Tom & Tortiou proudly presentLive from Vienna, Austria, a TBMF&TBMB exclusiveBORING MEETUP BATTLE REPORTChapter Two - Wyrdstone hunters
written by TortiouMordheim Meetup 2008 - Chapter Two
is now also up on TBMB!
The first game we played was a wyrdstone hunt: wyrdstone counters were
placed on the board by the players successively, rather far away from
the table edge and not too close to each other. To spice up the
scenario a little bit, we also decided to place Victory Point-counters
(I suppose WarbossKurgan didn't know he was the one who put that idea
into Tom's head), each counter being worth 1, 2 or 3 VP. These counters
were meant to be carried by warriors just like a wyrdstone counter. The
speciality of these counters however lies with the fact, that the
number of VPs they are worth was written underneath them and revealed
only after the game!
We decided to also award 1 VP per kill, to balance the game for slower warbands.
Boehm and Erkwin placing the counters:
Two teams of three warbands each were rolled for:
Admin Tom (Witch Hunters)
Lanyssa Ryssyll (Dwarves)
We started on randomly determined table edges, so the teams were actually quite scattered all over the city, some being sandwiched between the enemy! Matt and Boehm started close to each other, and so did Admin Tom and Lanyssa Ryssyll. But Erkwin and Tortiou were cut off from their
allies and dangerously close to ennemy models.
Erkwin's Reiklanders are deploying...
Everybody's getting ready for the big battle:
Tortiou's Reiks are warming up:
Admin Tom is showing off (as usual )
Tom's Witch Hunters are lighting the torches and sending the dogs to the front lineAn isolated Reiklander archer (Erkwin) covers his teammatesLanyssa Ryssyll (his back to us) moving his dwarves towards a wyrdstone
counter, while Matt and Boehm discuss a joint operations strategy,
closely watched by Erkwin (the actual positions of the player reflect
the location of their respective warbands on the board):
The first close combat between Matt's Possessed and Lanyssa Ryssyll's
Dwarves... and the amazing debut of Krackatoaaar's killing spree.
No one - except for Matt, one would assume - was ever sure how to spell Krackatoaaaar's name correctly (Kraktor? Gragtoooh?),
but it was a lot of fun to burst into that "sound" every time Matt's
warrior went into a rampage... In fact there was yelling of
"Kraktooooooor!" in almost every close combat phase
The tension mounts as both teams are now in possession of approximately the same number of wyrdstone counters and VP counters.
Lanyssa Ryssyll meticulously analysing the situation:
The jubilant jumping Erkwin exulting after his Champion gives the coup de grace to Boehm's reckless dwarf Beardling:
Undeterred, Boehm's enterprising dwarves continue to advance towards the fighting:
On the other side of the table, Tortiou's Reiks are desperately trying to
counter Lanyssa Ryssyll's dwarves and Tom's witch hunters by firing volley after volley of arrows... without no luck:
Erkwin's packed Reiks are slowly progressing:"Do you think he can see my warrior?" -"Yes he can!" -"Mmmh, maybe yes, maybe no..." -"Let's ask the referee..."
The whole game balance changes as Tom's Witch Hunters and Lanyssa Ryssyll's dwarves finally reach the little plaza at the centre of the board and grab the remaining pieces of wyrdstone.
This is the last pint of Lanyssa Ryssyll's dwarf called Vue-Troublée
(Blurred-Sight) before being shot by one of Tortiou's archers. Soon
after this, Lanyssa Ryssyll routs, but manages to keep one WS counter
Erkwin's Reiks overwhelming one of Boehm's dwarves:
Last action heroes: Tortiou's Reiks heroically charge Tom's witch hunters
behind a corner... resulting in two Reiklander going OOA (one being Captain Tortiou himself, bitten to death by a dog):
Tom's Warhounds proved to be one of the surprisingly effective units in this
campaign. Twice they were charged by Reiklanders (and well armed ones
on top of that) and both times the warhounds were the ones taking their
The game ends with Erkwin's Youngblood picking up another WS counter at the last second. What we did at the end is count the points for each team, giving 1 VP per wyrdstone counter, 1VP per kill and 1, 2 or 3 VP per VP counter picked up. Now was the time to reveal how much VPs each counter was worth.
Actually, both teams had taken possession of roughly the same number of
VP counters, but luck favoured Erkwin-Tom-Lanyssa's team: when we
flipped the VP counters over to see how much each counter was worth,
Erkwin and his teammates got more points than the other team!
Here you can see Erkwin's VP counters flipped over:
The results:Team 2
(Tortiou - Matt - Boehm) only totaled 11 points, whereas Team 1
(Tom - Lanyssa Ryssyll - Erkwin) totaled 18 points.
Team 1 was declared the winning team
!All players at the end of the game, during the post-battle sequence:
After that, we went out to have some food, but quickly returned for the second game... more to come in Chapter 3!