So we set up two 28 point warbands/retinues. Dwarves vs Beasts.
Easy to work out a list....... together with my Wargor leader, a unit of Minotaurs, mounted men at arms with wild charge feeling about right for these guys, 2 units of Bestigors playing as foot men at arms, armoured and heavy weapons again feeling right straight away. Then a unit of gors as sarjeants but shiltron didn't feel right so I upgraded them to expert making them a bit better in combat but they wouldn't line up. Finally a chance to get the centigors on the table as Mounted Yeoman, although they have spears this felt me a point spare so I left them to play as bows.
They were up against quite a large force of dwarves, with very simple terrain we played the convoy scenario with the dwarves carrying beer across the table. This means the beastherd comes on from the three corners.
|Centigors are fast and skirmish very effectively|
|Dwarves spread out in the background|
|Wild charge ! minotaurs hang back initially waiting their chance|
|Time for the minotaurs to get stuck in|
The game swung although with their greater speed the beast had the best of it. I had to get my head round the fact that beasts were probably better in this kind of format
Gradually the dwarves were whittled down, although by now both leaders had been killed, the Beastlord defeating the dwarf lord in a challenge and then falling foul of being in a small unit.
|Dwarves make a run for it....short legs though !|
|In the end the Centigors were able to chase them down|