Mordheim Meetup 2008 - Chapter ThreeChapter Three - Street Fighters
written by Tortiou
Tortiou made the explicit request that this report be posted on the forum, as he is going to follow up by sharing an excerpt from the personal journal of a famous Hired Sword with us...
Of course you can also find Chapter Three on TBMB
Tom & Tortiou proudly presentLive from Vienna, Austria, a TBMF&TBMB exclusiveBORING MEETUP BATTLE REPORT
*trumpets sounding in the distance*
The second game we played was a pure, simple and brutal street brawl.
Again, we decided to form alliances and thus two teams were opposed.
Each team (comprising three warbands) had to start from one end of the
street and the scenario objective was to advance as far as possible
towards the other end of the street. We roughly defined an "Area of Victory": after 6 turns, for every model standing in this Area of Victory, a team received 1 Victory Point. For every model beyond this Area of Victory,
the team received 2 VP (but as you will see, the battle was so fierce
that no warrior made it past the 1VP area...)
I made a little scheme to explain the objective.Here you can see the limits of the street (red lines) and the Area of Victory (red area)Same as before, but from the opposite point of view:
For fun, we also added some Wyrdstone counters. Just like the previous game, we rolled to determine the teams. The results were:
AdminTom (Witch Hunters)
Lanyssa Ryssyll (Dwarves)
The table is set... the teams are ready... let the show begin!
Two leagues, both alike in dignity,
In fair Mordheim, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean!
Boiling with anger, the combined force of Witch Hunters - Dwarves - Reiklanders (Team 1
started on the south side of the street. As you will probably notice on
the pictures below, Tortiou decided to hire the services of a
Freelancer Knight to assist his Reiklanders...Here you can see, from top to bottom: Tortiou's Reiklanders, Tom's Witch Hunters, and Lanyssa's Dwarves:
To the north, moving silently but consumed with rage, were the mighty Dwarf - Reiklander - Possessed alliance (Team 2
).Matt's Possessed are pushing forward to secure the middle of the street, followed by Erkwin's and Boehm's warriors:Near the fountain, you can spot Matt's mightyPossessed, among them Gnobo (to the left) and Krackatoaaar (to theright) who continued their serendipituous killing spree:"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!"A lonely Beastman securing the first wyrdstone counter. Behind him, Boehm's halfling cook takes a firing position:The first two close combats of the game, between aseparated Freelancer (from Tortiou's warband) and Matt's unstoppableKrackatoar; and between Tom's dog and Matt's terrifying Gnobo:
To tell the story of Matt's incredible close combat fights during this
game would take too long (and he'll probably be glad to write about it
himself) (*hint! hint!*) Let's just say that Lady
Luck was on Matt's side... and thus, both the Freelancer knight and Tom's dog were killed in this action.After a few turns, the middle of the street is being approached by many warriors: Team 1 is rushing on the footbridges, whereas Team 2 takes cover behind a city wall (Team 2 is hidden in this picture):
At the end of the 6th turn, after a big brawl in the middle of the street, Team 2
had the highest number of warriors standing in the Victory Area. Team 1
had been too slow or had had too many warriors killed in the battle. Thus, Team 2
(Matt, Boehm and Erkwin) was declared the winning team
!Admin Tom and his boyz, after the fight:
This was the end of the first day of our Big Meetup (11th of July). The
next day, another fascinating scenario was played, with an unexpected
twist... but this will be told in Chapter 4 - The Last Chapter