Who return ready to spill more green blood.
Mandrack The Murderer and his Mad Molesters wait patiently for the elves return.
Will the battle will be decided between the two generals and their followers?
After finally ending their squabble Erny's roamers are lead a merry dance by the 3rd Elven cavalry and Pepp's Killers take bow fire.
Pepp lines his killers up to charge the Archers.
Sick of hiding in the woods and emboldened by the elven casualties taken Gruesome Jobbo leads his Gobbo bows to close in for the kill.
Meanwhile Philander is the last survivor of the 2nd Cavalry, he is still more than enough to chase off the open Sore boyz.
The generals charge each other with the stakes so high neither issue challenges.
The orcs position on the hill is however telling and the greenskins wrap round.
So there you have it the Elves lose. Now from comments I've read some think this the usual situation but for me this is the only the second time I've not seen the elves win.
It was a great game and a belated thanks to Jeff and Snicket for making the game so much fun to GM (even if I did abscond near the end to look at Bryan's old lead collection.)
Cool battle rep! I like the texture on the table, very realistic.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ace, yes the tables are great, see below.Delete
Great photos! Looks like you did the grand old scenario true justice.ReplyDelete
Forenrond's Last Stand is truly one of the classics. I particularly like how the army rosters aren't particularly deadly -- especially for the elves. It only adds to the sense that they are ill prepared for the battle.
By the way -- I really like your battle mats. They have a great and organic feel. What are they?
Many thanks, I love this senario so it was a no brainer for the first Oldhammer day. The army lists really show whats possible when you throw the Warhammer armies lists out the window. As much as I love that book it does railroad you into identical armies.Delete
The mats as Springinfield correctly identifies are hanging basket liner, they are The Foundry's tables though not mine so all credit to Robert Townsend. The tables and Robert can be seen here: http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/events/oldhammer
I always like it when the greenskins win.Delete
Cracking game. I like the blue moon orc standard there. Table looks like squares of hanging basket liner...very effective (and hairy).ReplyDelete
Thanks, the blue moon standard is a personal favorite so I'm glad you like it. Your on the money with the hanging baskets too.Delete
Glorious! Nothing like turning on the computer and seeing beautiful Elves in action! Yeah, thanks Erny! Great pics again! Really like your Orcs too. And the back of the banner in the first photo is brilliant! Seems so Orc and truly battleworn. I wish the battle didn't end and that there were more parts still to come...ReplyDelete
Thanks P.W. There are more photos knocking about, maybe I'll put together a compilation of photos that didn't make the report.Delete
A great game and an entertaining report - just what the Doctor ordered for an Oldhammerer tied to the keyboard due to school reports. I can remember this game being played, so I guess 'I was there man' as the veterans say. Its always a pleasure to see your vast miniature collection in action. Shall there were no pictures of that brother of yours to add a moment of terror to the proceedings!ReplyDelete
I hope it keeps you even a little inspired until you get to work more on McDeath. My brother is in there, check out the gut in part 1.Delete
Cheeky gits! I'm not that scary!!!!!Delete
Great job, Ernie! It's a fun scenario and its awesome to see it gamed with the minis it was meant to be gamed with! And that stikka regiment is a thing of beauty!ReplyDelete
It was a real thrill when I finally had a unit of 20+ old 80's Stikkas painted up. Next step a second unit.Delete
Well done Mandraks - good to see the orcs come out on top!ReplyDelete
Although as Corma survived the day presumably history won't put this down as Forenrond's Last Stand, so he can claim a victory of sorts too...
Only if he can convince enough elven bards to sing about how it was all Forenrond's fault.Delete