Friday, 4 May 2007

WFB – 3rd May – Dwarfs vs Dark Elves

Another evening at Cavaliers but my original opponents failed to turn up. However a guy by the name of John is new to WFB and was looking for a 1,000pt game with his Dark Elves. In five mins I trimmed my 2.25k list to 1k and we set to.

Dwarfs
Runesmith (Army General)
24 Warriors
Thane (BSB)
15 Longbeards
10 Thunderers
12 Trolls Slayers

Dark Elves
Hero on a Chariot
12 Repeater Crossbows
12 Repeater Crossbows
6 Cold One Knights
War Hydra

I deployed my Thunderers on a hill where there handguns would have a good arc of fire, whilst the rest of the infantry deployed adjacent to the hill. I put the unarmoured Slayers on the right flank where a wood would restrict enemy shooting. 2 x 12 Dark Elves with Repeater Crossbows = 48 shots per turn!

John deployed his crossbows centrally with the general’s chariot on his right and the knights and hydra on his left.

The game opened with volleys from the handguns destroying the chariot. The rest of the Dwarf infantry slowly redeployed to meet the threat of the Knights and the Hydra on the right. The Slayers took a beating from the Hydra’s fiery breath but soon got stuck in causing 5 wounds on the beats before the last Slayer fell. The crossbows fired tremendous amounts of missiles at the Longbeards who were reduced to just 6 figures before the got behind the woods. They promptly failed their Terror test for the Hydra and (rather embarrassingly) fled. The hand gunners finished off the badly wounded Hydra whilst the Dwarf Warriors twice repulsed the charging Cold One Knights.

After 8 turns we agreed a hard fought draw. Another good, fun game with the 1,000pt armies making for fast turns.

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