So the ultimate round of our occaissonal Mordheim Campaign has come round and there was a full turn out for the final.
Myself with the Nuln Gunnery School, Kev and his Reiklanders, Dave with Sisters of Sigmar, Ian's trusty Skaven Horde, Ken and his son with Hobbits and Bretonnians respectively.
|The Cadets advance into the deserted streets|
|The quiet before the storm|
Set up complete the bands entered the ruined streets carefully with the Green Horde of Skaven moving towards the Hobbits and Bretonnians, the Sisters skirting round towards the Gunners, and the Reiklanders and Gunnery School moving towards the centre all moving cautiously. The Hobbits, ninja-like, moving as one zig zagged through the ruins single mindedly. The Nuln gunners opening up the fray in the second round with a fusilade of fire taking out one Sister and winging a couple of Reiklanders but not taking any out of action.
|A view across the rooftops|
The early game consisted of the Gunnery School moving and firing from cover towards the Reiklanders and causing little damage other than a couple of stunned and knock downs until into charge range which went in a bit piece meal and the Reiklanders showed the gunnery school how to shoot and fight and took out half the warband in two or three rounds, including the frenzied Gunnery Officer with a brace of pistols and swordsmanship charged in, failed failing to hit even once and was promptly ToA by a lowly pleb. And so the Gunnery School was the first out of the fray fairly early on.
The 'Green Horde' of Skaven moved over and sniped a Hobbit or two as the weaved through the ruins, and then clashed with the Bretonnians who eventually gave up the ghost a short while after the Gunners.
|The bands advance towards their goal|
The Sisters, having decided to avoid the fire power of the Gunners moved cautiously towards the the Skaven who in turn guarded their flank, and the Sisters fired off a few rounds at the Griffon but to no effect.
|The Green Horde sweeps across the board, taking|
out all before it
|Somewhere in a dark alley, a mob of Rekland bullies|
set upon a lone heroic Nuln Pistolier.
With the Gunnery School and Bretonnians out of the way, the Reiklanders moved forward while re-grouping and the Skaven also consolidated, pulling back from the Sisters advance.
|The Hobbit SWAT Team strike!|
Then the Hobbit Strike Team swooped. In a tight formation they struck at the heart of the matter and boldly took on the Monster direct. And with lighting reflexes managed to take two wounds of the beast.
With the Hobbits breaking the duck, everyone standing now moved to the centre and looked to join in the barny. The Sisters having positioned themselves, dived in first and tried to batter the Griffon before it noticed. The Skaven then surged forward en-masse and tried to batter the Sisters before they noticed. The Hobbits battered the Griffon some more and some became Griffon fodder, and the Reiklanders took up positions up on high and tried to pick off a few of the Skaven stragglers and moved to intercept the rest.
|The Sisters line up behind cover from Skaven sniping|
before launching themselves at the Horde and the
occupied Griffon...or so they hoped
The stramash whirled for a round or two, with the Skavan, Sisters, Hobbits and the Griffon taking lumps out of each other and the the Sisters and the Hobbits taking the worst of it.
|The four way melee begins to get bloody|
The Reiklanders next moved into the fray and the whirling melee developed arms and legs.
|The five way melee gets more confusing with overhead shots|
from the Reiklanders adding to the fun
With yet another Hobbit getting eaten they eventually broke having done a sterling job in stirring up trouble.
|The final sqwauk! Borne down by numbers the Griffon goes down|
The last remaining Sister then managed to take down the Griffon within a mighty hammer swing before succumbing to the dreaded morale check.
And then there were two. With the Skaven and the Reiklanders facing off against each other across the Griffon lair and the Skaven needing to loose three for a break test and the Reiklanders needing to loose two.
The Reiklanders then went and with a pretty successful round of shooting managed to take out three Skaven including the Green Horde leader causing a morale check at a reduced level which was duly failed. And so so the Campaign was won by Kev and his Reiklanders and who picked up the great prize, a box of Cabury's Heroes for his trouble.
A good fun game to end the campaign with a pile of laughs and much grinding of teeth, and everyone is now looking to see when the next campaigns going to kick off.