Wednesday 23 March 2016

KoW Game 15 - The Herd - 2016/03/23


It took me some time but I have finally had my opportunity to play Kings of War with real miniatures! My very good friend, Adam, against whom I played many times when Warhammer 8th Edition was the main fantasy game around, offered a game in a local store, Jolt Games. 

It is a very nice venue and staff is very friendly. I really liked the place and I highly recommend it to anybody who is in Canberra. Here is the link if you are interested:

Adam initially planned to bring his Dwarfs. He has a few armies to choose from and was considering checking how they might perform in Kings of War. However, last minute decision was made and he picked the Herd instead. Thanks to that I had a chance to play against yet another army I haven't faced on the battle field yet! 

The Herd - Army List

20 Longhorns, Regiment, Dwarven Ale (Headstrong) - 155
- 10 Harpies, Troop - 90
- 10 Harpies, Troop - 90
- Chimera, Monster, Wings - 210 

6 Lycans, Horde, Brew of Haste (+1 Movement) - 260
- Avatar of the Father, Hero, Wings, Heal (6) - 345

6 Tribal Chariots, Horde - 215
Great Chieftain on Tribal Chariot, Hero, Bow, Wine of Elvenkind - 240

10 Beast Pack, Regiment - 110

6 Stampede, Horde, Blessing of the Gods -  285

Sunday 13 March 2016

KoW Game 14 - Dwarfs - 2016/03/12


It has been much longer since the last battle report than I expected so let me start with sincere apologies for a delay in updating this blog. I hope this post is going to be the first of a regular updates, also at much higher frequency. 

My regular sparring partner, Eastern Barbarian, has acquired recently a very nice collection of some old school, metal Dwarf miniatures and added a few more recent designs to make it complete for his brand new 2000 Dwarf army for Kings of War. Having many different forces to choose from he wanted to give the new one a try. It was also due to the fact that he enrolled for a local tournament and needed some play testing before deciding which army to take in the end. 

It was an excellent choice from my own point of view simply because I haven't had a chance to play against Dwarfs yet and it looked like a classic match too. This is the army I faced:

Dwarfs - Army List

40 Ironclad, Horde, Orcsbain's Amulet of Thorns - 215
- 5 Berserker Brock Riders, Troops - 135
- 5 Sharpshooters, Troops - 100
- Flame Belcher, War Engine - 85
- Greater Earth Elemental, Monster - 160
- King on Large Beast, Hero - 170

10 Berserker Brock Riders, Regiment, Maccwar's Caterpillar - 230
- Flame Belcher, War Engine - 85
- Berserker Lord, Hero, Mounted - 150

10 Berserker Brock Riders, Regiment, Blade of Slashing - 215

20 Rangers, Regiment - 180
- Ranger Captain, Hero - 90

20 Rangers, Regiment - 180