Monday, 28 December 2020

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 57 - 2020/12/28

 

Greetings!

In my next game (and the last battle of the year 2020), I had a great pleasure to play against Dean (frequent organizer of various MeG events and a highly dependable provider of all things necessary for games via his fantastic Olympian Games shop). He was kind enough to bring the army of Armenian so that I had a rather rare opportunity to play against historical opponent.

What is even more interesting was the army composition itself. In addition to expected Cataphracts and Horse Archers, there was also contingent of infantry, mainly Phalangites and Roman style armed soldiers. That together created a very diverse and flexible force and here are the details of the army's composition:

Armenian (Tigranes) - Army List


Saturday, 26 December 2020

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 56 - 2020/12/26

Greetings!

It happened that the next game of Mortem et Gloriam was a rematch! Once again, I was to face the army of Muslim Indian Sultanate commanded by Paul. I fielded the exact same army as last time but Paul was experimenting with different units available for this faction. This time he increased the percentage of the cavalry and based his army around TuGs of Turkish Cavalry. 

What is more, Paul included only TuGs in his force which allowed him to increase the break point from six to seven! As a result, I had to find a way to defeat an army that is more difficult to catch, has better shooting and would take more effort to break. Here are the details of the army Paul brought this time:

Indian Muslim Sultanate


Friday, 25 December 2020

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 55 - 2020/12/25

 
Greetings!

Who would have thought that I would need to wait for a year to play another game of MeG, yet alone write another battle report. But that's exactly what happened and in fact, I am very lucky to even play a few battles at all. 

I played this game against Paul, one f my regular opponents. It was more or less the time where we would normally be visiting Sydney for the annual event called Mother of All Battles (MOAB). I played one of the games against Paul last year and if you are interested, here is the link to the battle report from that game:


This time Paul brought a completely new force: Muslim Indian Sultanate. And as his custom, tries to play with it for some period of time against different opponents and armies. Here are the details of his army:

Muslim Indian Sultanates


Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Game 151 - Forces of the Abyss - 2020/12/23

Forces of the Abyss

Greetings!

In between the games of Rage of Isolation 2 tournament, I played a game at 2300 points against Jeff. I believe he wanted to test another army list and I had some of the ideas to test as well. I hoped to write a battle report from that game much earlier. I think it is quite a good description of how intense this year was for me when I write a battle report with a few months delay. I am really sorry for this, it has never been a plan to do it this way. However, I hope you will find the game interesting and entertaining. There is always something to learn from Jeff anyway!

This time Jeff brought Forces of the Abyss army with a small contingent of allied Night Stalkers.

Forces of the Abyss - Army List

Molochs Horde (M1), Large Infantry - 225
Molochs Horde (M2), Large Infantry - 225
Molochs Horde (M3), Large Infantry - 225

Abyssal Ghouls Regiment (AG1), Infantry - 90
Abyssal Ghouls Regiment (AG2), Infantry - 90
Flamebearers Regiment (F1), Infantry - 155
Flamebearers Regiment (F2), Infantry - 155

Gargoyles Troop (G1), Heavy Infantry - 85
Gargoyles Troop (G2), Heavy Infantry - 85
Gargoyles Troop (G3), Heavy Infantry - 85

Abyssal Warlock (AW1), Hero (Large Infantry) - 90
Abyssal Warlock (AW2), Hero (Large Infantry) - 90
Abyssal Warlock (AW3), Hero (Large Infantry) - 90
Manifestation of Ba'el (MoB), Hero (Monster) - 265

Nightstalkers Allies

Scarecrows Regiment (S), Infantry - 80
Dread-fiend (DF), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 135

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Game 150 - Free Dwarfs - 2020/11/29

 
Greetings!

In the last round of the Rage of Isolation 2 online tournament played on Universal Battle 2, I played against another famous crew member of the Direct Misfire Podcast - Huw. For this event, he brought and army of Free Dwarfs.

I was curious about this faction as I have never played against it before. How different would it be to the regular army? In a way, it seemed like a classic match up still, between Dwarfs and Elves. However, I quickly noticed a few very interesting and unique elements in Huw's army:


Free Dwarfs - Army List

Shieldbreakers Horde (S1), Infantry, Throwing Mastiffs - 245

Shieldbreakers Regiment (S2), Infantry, Throwing Mastiffs - 155 
Shieldbreakers Regiment (S3), Infantry, Throwing Mastiffs - 155 
Rangers Regiment (R1), Infantry - 185
Rangers Regiment (R2), Infantry - 185
Brock Riders Regiment (BR1), Cavalry - 195
Brock Riders Regiment (BR2), Cavalry - 195

Ranger Captain (RC), Hero (Infantry), Pipes of Terror - 110
Dwarf Lord on Large Beast (DL1), Hero (Monster), Blade of Slashing - 205
Dwarf Lord on Large Beast (DL2), Hero (Monster), Brew of Haste - 205

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Game 149 - Goblins - 2020/11/17

Goblins!!!

Greetings! 

In the third round of the Rage of Isolation 2 tournament I played against Stephen who this time played with Goblins (Stephen often plays with Salamanders these days). 

I played against Stephen once but long time ago and back then, he was playing with Kingdoms of Men. If you are interested in a bit of history, here is the battle report from the battle played 4 years ago!


I was thus very curious about this game, with new army, new edition etc. The army Stephen designed for this event is quite interesting and nothing like I played against before. Here are the details:

Goblins - Army List

Rabble Legion (R1), Infantry - 180

Rabble Horde (R2), Infantry - 125
Rabble Horde (R3), Infantry - 125
Trolls Horde (T), Large Infantry, Dwarven Ale - 205

Mawbeast Pack* Regiment (MP1), Cavalry - 120
Mawbeast Pack* Regiment (MP2), Cavalry - 120

War-Trombone (WT1), War Engine - 65
War-Trombone (WT2), War Engine - 65
Big Rocks Thrower (RT1), War Engine - 90
Big Rocks Thrower (RT2), War Engine - 90

Goblin Blaster (GB1), Monster (Chariot) - 65
Goblin Blaster (GB2), Monster(Chariot) - 65
Winggit (W), Monster, Eye in the Sky - 130

Biggit (B1), Hero (Cavalry) - 80
Biggit (B2), Hero (Cavalry) - 80
King (K), Hero (Cavalry) - 105
King on Chariot (KoC), Hero (Chariot), Pipes of Terror - 140

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Game 148 - Order of the Brothermark - 2020/10/17

Greetings!

In the second game of Rage of Isolation 2 I played against Michael, the organizer of the event. Michael stepped in for this round as a Bye-buster as one of the players had to withdraw from the tournament.

What is more, Michael decided to use the player's army anyway, which is a challenge in itself, especially when it is a completely new army Michael has never played with before.

I have not had a chance to play against this particular faction under 3rd edition yet either, so it was already very exciting! I was really curious how Order of the Brothermark would look like after the split of the Brotherhood into two, separate army lists.

One would obviously expect some knights to be present but at the same time there were a few, quite tempting options that were not available in the previous version.

Here are the details of the army Michael was commanding this round:

Order of the the Brothermark - Army List

Ogre Palace Guard Horde (OPG), Large Infantry - 235
Ogre Palace Guard Horde (OPG), Large Infantry - 235

Order of the Abyssal Hunt Regiment (AH), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding, Aegis Fragment - 245
Men-at-Arms Spearmen Regiment (S1), Infantry - 125
Men-at-Arms Spearmen Regiment (S2), Infantry - 125

Villain Skirmishers Troop (S3), Cavalry - 95
Villain Skirmishers Troop (S4), Cavalry - 95

Villain Siege Artillery (SA1), War Engine - 90
Villain Siege Artillery (SA2), War Engine - 90

Exemplar Hunter (H), Hero (Cavalry) - 125
Priest (P), Hero (Infantry), Heal (3) - 75
High Paladin on Dragon (PoD), Hero (Titan), Aegis Fragment - 315