|2,000 points of Ogres! I have high hopes of getting them all finished before the end of September.|
|The terrain setup with my new F.A.T mat from frontline gaming (thanks Will and Virginie!)|
|Game one saw us line up very much in the classic straight line formation in a kill each other game.|
|As the sun set the hordes of Undead ascended upon my Ogre army!|
|Sorry it's blurry but this is where it all went a little pear shaped for Rich as I managed to roll some really high Nerve tests to take out the left side of his army.|
|It was only after my multi charge from a mammoth and a legion of Ogres that we remembered that Rich could have used the Inspiring rule to force me to preroll the lucky nerve tests. We would do better in game two.|
|For the 7 objective tokens I busted out my new coins! They were really cool and the theme of Dwarves treasure worked well.|
|Eventually Rich's units on the right ponded my shooting units and made sure that they were holding three objectives.|
I won't speak for Rich as I'm sure he will chime in but I absolutely loved playing this. We managed to get in two games and dinner in about four hours without rushing and looking up rules. I can't remember the last time I finished a GW game in two hours and had this much fun! There are some many really clean mechanics that at first you may feel a little as though the units all feel very similar but once you being house them you will quickly see how they have their specific uses. A good example is the Undead catapult as they only have one shot hitting on 5+ but when they connect they dish out between 3-8 hits that have Peirce 2 (+2 to damage from ranged combat) which is pretty devastating against smaller units and can chip away at larger units pretty well.
Over all I really liked that fact that I could focus on my deployment and movement of units rather than thinking about rules for different units. If you like the idea of fantasy army battles with your own painted models then you have to try this game, I'm certain you will enjoy it!
Score: 4.5 Daves (This is the game a miniatures company makes to let you focus on enjoying playing with your lovingly painted models)