Thursday, January 27, 2011
WOTR Batrep - 25/01/11 'Attack of the Corsairs' vs Jason
More WOTR fun for the TTG (Traditional Tuesday Game). I am considering using GWs new 'Attack of the Corsairs' mission a run at NATCON WOTR, so we gave it a little test. The aggrieved warriors of Carn Dum were to fend off yet another raid from those Cattle-thieves - the Raiders from Rhohavian!
The setup is below.
That was a great game and Jason played his cavalry army well. It is a testament to his tactics that it was my infantry , not his horse, who were being attritted. In fact, I freely admit that while I was in a comfortable lead at the end, it was only because Jason was cruelly robbed of Eomer at the critical juncture. He had done the right thing and held back his might to ensure the heroic fight occurred, only to lose him to fluke dice-rolling in the duel followed by the '1' for his charge. You can only be fairly expected to plan for so much bad luck! The battle probably should have ended with his mounted and foot Knights, still with their Epic Heroes alive, joining up with reinforcements to drive Buhrdur and the Dwimmerlaik's men back under bow and spear fire, then ending them with charges from two directions. But things don't always go how they should.
I was inspired to write this in the Eastern-Block propaganda tone by a couple of today's newspaper headlines.I think the media has given up even pretending.