Hi guys, time forÖGame #3: Skaven, Battleline w/ 400vp objective in the middle of battlefield
My opponents list (not 100% sure of it, I forgot to take pics/notes of it..)
10 Rat ogres
2x8 Gutter runners
BSB (storm banner, which decided to seize working on turn 1)
Spells for the game:
HoTz: Speed of light, Banishment
Grey seer: Plague, scorch, Skitterleap, Howling warpgale
Engineer: Warp lightning
Going into this game, I really didnít know what to expect since I donít get to play against skaven. At all. Iíve faced skaven twice in the past, and both times I faced them with my Warriors of Chaos. And even though DoC and WoC are sort of similar to each other, combat heavy armies, itís still a whole lot easier with WoC to go against skaven. T4, 3+/5++ on tzeentch warriors and T4, 1+ on knights compared to t3 5+ on bletters.. :/Deployment:
Skaven left flank
Skaven center and right flank
Daemons left flank
Daemons right flank
Daemons got the first turnTurn 1: Daemons
Left flank rushing forward
Same thing on the right flank and center
My magic & shooting does very little, no remarkable casualties on the skaven sideTurn 1: Skaven
Units coming forward, though stormvermins holding back. Notice that the Doomwheel has disappeared, it decided to drive through that swamp there. Rolled a 1 and took 6 wounds.
Abo charged my poor fiend
G.runners moved nearer
Abo kills the fiend and overruns to crusher.Turn 2: Daemons
Chaff units going around stormvermins to go after the warp cannon
Thirster charges ratogres and letterhorde charges slaves
Flamers flank and rear charge abo...
..and make short work of it in the combat
Thirster kills rogre champion, letters kill a ton of slaves but slaves hold.
Magic does little and itís calm before the storm on left flankTurn 2: Skaven
Stormvermin move right in front of my letterhorde
Gutterrunners move to get shots at my crusher
Plague comes through and kills 10 lettersÖ
Crusher dies to poison
Slaveunit fighting letters, breaks and dies.Turn 3: Daemons
I charge his stormvermins with letterhorde
Letters freed last turn, join thirster
Other letters take a beating
Needless to say, I broke the ratogres and pursuited into his slave unitTurn 3: Skaven
Stormvermin still beating the other letterhorde
No more pics from that turn..
And from this turn forward, the game began to look quite grim for me and totally forgot to take pics during my turns... Sorry about that
, it was late Saturday night when we played the game so I was bit tired (I slept Ĺ hours on the night before the tourney)Turn 4: Daemons
We were still locked in combat so not much else happened. Apparently I killed the slave unit that thirster and letterhorde were beatingTurn 4: Skaven
Thirster dies poison shots. Earlier it had already taken 2 or 3 wounds from that cannonTurn 5: Daemons
Letterhorde fighting stormvermin gets killed. Other letters charge cannon, kill it and run off the board.Turn 5: Skaven
Stormvermins charge horrors
Gutterrunners finish off flamers
Horrors dieTurn 6: Daemons
Last horrors die, freeing his stormvermins to get a charge on my HoTz..Turn 6: Skaven
Which they do, and obviously HoTz gets annihilated..
So in the end itís a 20-0 loss for the Daemons. I just couldnít get enough attacks on him to get rid of his guys quickly enough. Even though he is t3 and has little/no armor, he just had so many bodies that I wasnít able chew through them. And on top of that he gets so many attacks (which although hit on 4+ and wound on 3+/4+) that get to hit before me.
But it was a very fun game, my opponent was great and we had a good time playing so I donít mind losing to him. He ended up coming 2nd in the tournament.
And thatís all for this time. Next batrep against Dark elves in game #4.