Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Empire Strikes Back.....A Bit

Empire vs Dark Elves (The Epilogue)
After our recent WHFB mini campaign at the club, where my Empire forces managed to fight off Iains' Ogre invasion but got trounced by Kevs Dark Elves, I had thrown down the gauntlet to Kev to see if he wanted to have a re-match in the form of an epilogue to the campaign. (It also would round off the story line I had written around the two campaigns nicely one way or another (for this read salve a bruised ego)).

Thanks to Kev, being the sport he is, agreed to a one off game, namely the 'breakthrough' scenario from the 7th Edition rules where the DE have to get a third of their forces into the Empire deployment zone by the end of the game to win. Slightly biased I know, but based on past performance against the DE, highly likely (see previous posts).

The game was highly entertaining and just for a change, a contest right to the end with the DE running out of steam by round 5, mainly thanks to some very nifty magic (which was itself a bit of a novelty, the only place I got to throw more dice than Kev being power dice) and the Empire troops, and in particular the mortars, wearing down the DE numbers sufficiently over the course of rounds 2 to 4 enough to tip the balance.
The Nightmare comes to an end
So a victory at last for the Empire over the Dark Elves, preventing them from escaping with their ill gotten gains. But more importantly, finally a victory of my Empire over Kevs Dark Elves, the first in six years!

You can see from the final photo that there wasn't much left on the field which shows how close a battle it was.

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