Been almost a month since Adepticon, but still have more to talk about. Played in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles team tournament with my friend Brian. We played Daemons and Vampire Counts — 1000 points each. We had a great time, but ended up 1 and 2. Here’s a very basi battle reports and pictures of some great Warhammer Armies.
First match found us across the table from “A Lesson in Diplomacy” with Brian and Alex. They were playing Empire and High Elves. This ended up very close, but in the end, we just got ground down. Our army worked largely on huge first hits and terror that causes enemy units to break quickly and that just doesn’t happen against Elves. Their army was well painted, but my camera was giving me fits and I have few images that are adequate to post. One of the things I liked was how they had done their bases — the static grass tufts mixed in with the painted rocks and gravel were a great color and texture mix.
The next round found us pitted against the “Handsomely Hirsute Point Boys”, Ryan Golke and Jared Schroeder. These guys had fantastically painted Orges and Dwarves and were a pleasure to play. This scenario found us playing fortitude which basically requires armies to keep their banners and generals above 2. The moment you are below 2, you loose. We won.
In the final match, we found ourselves facing Chaos Warriors and Daemons run by Kent Rector and Ryan Nicol. They just killed us. We did everything we could to wear them down, and for a bit it looked like we may pull it off. We broke a huge unit of mauraders (I know, who cares?) on their right and piled in to Khorn daemons. However, the victory was to occupy a building in the center of the table and we ended up not able to hold it. We thought we were going to pull it off through attrition. That aspiration as they killed my Vampire and my army went away! The red and black theme across their army was basic, but very striking and really well executed. It looked great!
I have video to work with yet, and took over 500 photos, most that I haven’t shared. I’ve got ideas on how I’m going to do that, so keep posted. For now… It’s off to paint and build!