Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Warlords Doubles Tornemant 13th June

I, and a very sleepy Luke, just off a night shift, headed down to Wargames heaven in Brighton to participate in Warhammer double tournament, and to meet up with the lads from Pompey. AS we needed painted figures, Luke used his dwarves and I finished off my bright wizard to add to my empire. With a force built around fire-power, we were not going to do amazingly, but avoiding any serious defeats was our aim.

Game 1: Vs. Double Daemons 835 to 1172, minor defeat
Our first game was against a combined Daemon army, led by two Khornate heralds on Juggers supported by a horde of fleshhounds. We managed to shoot off most of the fleshhounds and take the charge on our toughest units, but even so there was nothing we could do to stop the combined might of the two heralds. We did stop the flank attack from the fiends of Slaanesh, but with the rest of the army hiding outside our gun line there was little we could do to score any more victory points.

Games 2: Vs. Dark Elf & Skavern 1090 to 825, minor victory
Our second game combined the shooting of a Dark Elf army with the numbers of a Skavern army. It was a vicious close game, but the highlight was the Hydra charging the steam tank, failing to hurt it and fleeing, only to be run down by it the following turn!

Game 3: Vs. Dark Elf & Orc 1046 to 1088, draw
The third game was against an army not dissimilar to the previous one we had faced, although the Orcs had slightly less numbers and more combat prowess than the Skavern. Again it was a tight close game that was highly enjoyable.

Game 4: Vs. Double Skavern 330 to 1697, massacred
Our last game was the least enjoyable, and very one sided. However this should not take anything away from our jovial and likable opponents. Unlike some armies present they had a fairly balanced army. However we made the mistake of letting them go first, and then, when they unveiled their Storm Banner to prevent us shooting, it was almost all over. The fact we failed our rolls to fire our cannon and the steam tank did not help. Nor did the fact that once the steam tank took some slight damage, I could roll nothing but 6's for the steam points so it just took more damage and did nothing. The only highlight was that we almost killed the plague furnace, by cleverly running away from it into a wood. It was stuck with just 1 wound left, but there was nothing left to finish it off.

We finished a lowly 12th, but most disappointing was that we picked up no most sporting awards. I suspect there may have been some partisan scoring going on here as one thing Luke and I always pride ourselves on is that we play games in a friendly manner and try to have fun first, with victory second.

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