Thursday, 29 November 2012

Turn 5

Mouse's action-packed Turn 4 is here.

Lord Asgard sees the Thunder Mount Dwarves charging towards his unit.  The enemy's gleaming General still has his glowing armour on and still has his weapon...Wait...he doesn't have his weapon...he's throwing it!...HE'S THROWING HIS AXE AT LORD ASGARD!!!!!!!  Asgard stands taller and waves his bare fists, "HONOUR IS EVERYTHING!", Asgard shouts, and WHAM!!, the thrown axe hits Asgard smack hard in the head.   Just at that moment Asgard suddenly has a vision:


Yes, a vision, a revelation that strikes just as hard, no, harder then any ol'Magic Axe - "Dwarves in the Future will band together as brothers..."

The flush of Destiny fills Asgard.  "If I fall today," thinks Asgard, "I will rise again." 

 He arms stretch out and form a T. 

But then he shakes himself. 

"But no!", he thinks, "But NO!", he shouts, "I Will Not Fall Today!!"  And he quickly bends down and picks up his battleaxe. 

Unfortunately, he is still naked.

My table at the end of Mouse's Turn 4:


Movement - Before I do anything I roll a S test for Ballin's unit because of the Wind Blast.  I love this spell and I find it very Classic Warhammer.  I roll a 7 on a D10, and Ballin's unit can't do anything.  Alright!

The Grenadier Speardwarves have two choices for a charge:  either a flank charge (that is on the edge of possible) on Lord Thorrir's unit which is in combat with Asgard, or a frontal charge against the Wizard Ol' Hamm's unit.  I take a GM decision.  (The GM is The Mighty D6.)  The GM decides that the Spears must declare a charge on Ol'Hamm's unit.  Afterall, and doubly so, the charge MUST be made against Ol'Hamm's unit because it was HE who killed Grendir Bagotrix, the Speardwarves great kin (see Mouse's Turn 1).  The Speardwarves charge Ol' Hamm's unit.


I measure, and yes, they can reach.  But wait!   The Poxy Wind Blast spell!!!  When the Speardwarves align themselves they cross the Wind Blast and... I roll another D10, I pass, but they now move at only half speed and FAIL THEIR CHARGE!!!!  AHHH!!  How I hate the Wind Blast spell!!! 

The Grenadier Handweapon unit moves forward 3 inches.

The two Missile units do not move.


The skirmishers shoot at the Bolt Thrower crew and score two wounds. 

The Crossbow Wedge fire at the Spears approaching them and have five shots hit and three wound.


You go first, Mouse...

WHACK! The enemy General hits Asgard hard.  Asgard sees stars, space... Dwarves in Space, he sees his future self as a Space Dwarf...

And then...and then he swings his battleaxe, "For The Love Of All That is Good!"...he shouts as his Battleaxe hits home 3 times (3, 5,5,6)!! and wounds three times!!!! (4,5,6) (D20's rock)!  HUZZAH!!

Four other of Asgard's dwarves now roll.  Two hit and one wounds. 

Hey Mouse, I'm going to put my Reserves move up too while the rest of your guys fight back.

Reserves -

The Grenadier Hand Weapon unit is the only one that can Reserve Move.  And they Wheel 3inches pivoting on the right corner warrior.

Combat Results:  Asgard's unit loses the combat by 2 (extra rank and follow-up) and is pushed 2 inches back again.

At the end of my turn, it looks like this:

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Battle on the Plain of Crows Halts for An Emergency Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

  Please send me an early Cristmas present this year.  Please send me a plane ticket to England!  I NEED to go to Foundry Miniatures for Dec.15!   Santa, Santa, there's going to be a Rogue Trader game there.  And those cool guys from Talesfromthemaelstrom are running it.  And the Man Bryan Himself might be there giving out unreleased Fishmen with Lasers!!!!!!  FISHMEN WITH LASERS, Santa!!  Please Santa, I've been good.  This is all I want for Christmas.

                                                                          Your Friend,

                                                                                           Private Wierd

P.S. - Back to the Battle on The Plain Of Crows, shortly.

P.P.S - Hey Mouse, how would you feel about a internet/blog game of Rogue Trader sometime?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Turn 4

Thunder Mount's Turn 3 was...

The battlefield at the end of Turn 3:

"...whoa...What?",  blurts Ballin, "Did you hear that?  Did they just say, 'THEY and US'?"

"Yes, yes", says Alfred the Standard Bearer, "I distinctly heard them say 'They and Us'."

"But 'They and Us' what?"

"Maybe they're finally realizing that 'They and Us' is all the same.  That we's all be Dwarves.  Maybe they're coming to their senses..."

Suddenly a Ballista bolt stops short of Ballin's unit.

"Yes, YES!!!", exhorts Ballin, "That's it!!  Just look at that bolt.  They didn't mean to hit us.  They don't want to fight us!  It's all been a big mistake!"



Lord Asgard hears big-hearted Ballin shouting at the Thunder Mounters.  "Careful, good Ballin," thinks Asgard, "I don't think this is over just yet."

Movement - Asgard's unit moves forward 3inches and wheels ever so slightly so it is in line opposite to Thorrir's Company.

The Crossbow Wedge and the Skirmisher Crossbow unit do not move.

The Speardwarves pivot on their right corner warrior and wheel forward 2 inches.

Ballin's troops move two inches forward to be back in contact with him.

The Grenadier Hand Weapon unit moves forward 3 inches.

Shooting -  The Skirmisher Crossbows fire at the Bolt Thrower crew.  They need 6's.  One hits!  And...wounds!  "Huzzah!!"

The Crossbow Wedge fires at the centre company again.  It is now short range.  Three hits are scored.  Only one of them wounds.

Reserves -  Lord Asgard's unit moves forward 3inches.

             The Speardwarves hold their position and start pounding on their shields.

"Why aren't the Thunder Mounters responding to my calls?", wonders Ballin.

He halts his unit.  Ballin's unit does not move.  Some of his warriors start to pound on their shields too. 

The Grenadier Hand Weapon unit moves straight foward 1 inch before wheeling forward 2inches, pivoting on their right-most warrior.

The Skirmishers and the Crossbow Wedge do not move.

My table at the end of Turn 4:

Lord Asgard notices that Ballin has stopped shouting.  He can feel Ballin's disappointment.  "Dear lad," thinks Asgard, "if only these Thunder Mounters were as true as you."

This makes Asgard angry.  He hears some of his Dwarves start to pound on their shields.  More soon join in.  The strong rhythmic pounding seems to match the pounding of his own heart.  And then he looks over at the gleaming, glowing, general of the Thunder Mount Dwarves.  "Look at him!", Asgard thinks, "Just look at him glowing and gleaming in all of his magic do-dads..."

Suddenly Asgard steps foward and calls out to the Gleaming enemy General...


As Asgard says this, he throws down his beloved battleaxe and starts taking off all of his armour!  Soon he is naked and weaponless.  He waves his fists.

"I DARE you to face me without all of your Elfish trappings!!!  Meet me with Honour!!"

Note:  Although this is a game of Warhammer For Adults, this is still a family-friendly blog, so hence the tasteful censoring of Asgard's nakedness.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Turn 3: Battle on The Plain Of Crows

Please see Mouse's Turn 2.

The battlefield at the end of turn 2.

As Lord Asgard rushes his unit to shore up The Grenadier Counts As Crossbow company, he hears the sickening sound of a ballista bolt piercing through shield and armour.   He turns to see one of  Ballin's troops down and then a second taking the remaining force of the bolt.  "Long Live Dwarves!",  the dying Dwarf shouts, "May We Always Stand Together!"

"What a Hero!", thinks Asgard, "I have an Army of Heroes!!"

Movement - Lord Asgard's unit pivots on the Standard Bearer figure while the far right warrior wheels forward 3 inches. 

The Crossbow unit stays where it is.

All other units move forward 3inches.

Shooting - The Crossbow Wedge fires at the Centre enemy unit and scores 4 hits, three of them wounds.

Reserves - The Speardwarves and the Crossbows do not move.  Everyone else now moves up 3 inches towards the Thunder Mount line.   The Skirmisher Crossbow unit now has a clear Line Of Sight to the Bolt Thrower.

Asgard's unit is 16inches from the front right warrior to my table edge. 

The Spear unit is 23 inches from the front right warrior to my table edge.

The now 10 strong Citadel Hand Weapon and Shield unit is 25 inches from the front right warrior to my table edge.

And the Grenadier Hand Weapon unit with no Standard is 26 inches from my table edge to the front right warrior. 

As Lord Asgard now marches his unit towards the enemy line, he catches a glimpse of something gleaming.  It is the unmistakable gleam and glow of Magic enhanced weapons and armour.   The gleam is blinding.  "Great Grungni!", exclaims Asgard, "Is that their General?!  He's got more Magic Items than an Elf!!" 

Asgard spats on the ground in disgust.

"Coward!", curses Mighty Lord Asgard, "If  Dwarves must fight, then let us fight like real Dwarves!!"

And he spats on the ground again.