I manager to get a second game in this past weekend. This time my Empire patrol found themselves facing a nasty surprise left behind by the Evil Chaos forces the week before. A small Demon incursion. It was kill or be killed in this this battle. The end was way closer than I thought it had any right to be.
Empire (42 Models)
General of the Empire
20 Great Swords
Chaos Demons (34 Models)
Herald of Khorne
20 Plague bearers
3 Stormfiends (Skaven list)*
* I only have 2 assembled so we used a Mordor Troll for the third and made it the shock option since it had heavy armor.
Here is how it went down
|"Chinese Stand off . Don't make a sound"|
|The Swordsmen ready for Battle|
|Greatswords- "Absolutely Badasses"|
|Plaguebearers and Bloodletters|
|Stormfiends- the Sharknado of AOS|
|New reusable marker cards really helped remind us of unit abilities.|
|Greatswords coming off the hill|
|Stormfiends vs. Swordsmen|
|This is not going well for the Empire|
|Greatswords making short work of the Plaguebearers|
|Plaguebearers dead pool at the end of the first round of hand to hand|
|Heralds of Khorne can do what!?|
|Not so good for the swordsmen|
|Using the new AOS movement rules to disengage and regroup.|
|It was only marginally effective|
|Last stand of the Greatswords|
|Only the Champion is left of the Greatswords|
|The Warrior Priest decides to avenge the now destroyed swordsmen!|
|Hammer to the Nuts!|
|The General must prove the Greatswords sacrifice was not in vane.|
|The Generals meet|
|Not looking good for the Warrior Priest|
|Fight to a stalemate!|
We mucked about a bit and had fun with the rules (like allowing the Stormfiends to surround the priest and all attack. It was thematic so we went with it. The end result was real close.
I lost 95% of my forces having only the General and Priest left and my son having the Herald of Khorne and the three Stormfiends received 88% loses. A minor victory for Chaos on the field and a major blow to the Empire as their most powerful warriors were slain to a man.
I hope you enjoyed my recap. Please let me know if you did.