Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Kingdom of Men : Kings of War

We haven't had a large fantasy game in the dungeon for a while, partly I suspect as I don't have a 'campaign framework' in which to play them. However, it is nice to get them out occasionally, the Kings of War Rules allow you to do this whilst the WHFB are just too complex for occasional pick up battles.

So without more ado, we played a Kingdom of Men vs Abyssal Dwarves/evil creature things. KoW is not for the feint hearted as a bad roll can see whole regiments disappear in an instance. We fielded 2200 point armies.......which is quite a lot for your 'money' πŸ™‚
The Kingdom of Men marching out to battle !

Using the random scenarios in the rule book our first battle was an attempt to capture loot or treasure and get it back to our own base line.

Lots of solid infantry types, lined up and ready for battle
They have also got some hard hitting knights, cannons and a fair bit of ranged weaponry.
Up against them are stone troll thingies, abyssal dwarves, dragon ogre thingies, beasts, harpies and loads of other evil looking stuff
Undecided what to do and on the basis that attack is as good as defence the knights charge headlong into the enemy/objective if they bounce off we're going to be in trouble.
However, it was just one of those games where the first charge was completely devastating, and in a couple of turns with a couple of failed nerve tests the evil boys were done for all their big hitting units had fled !........the Kingdom of Men had hardly broken sweat. Yes the abyssal dwarf lord is riding a very large monster, with an even bigger base ! But he had lost his army pretty much in three turns.
So we had time to reset and played a second game with domination of the central part of the battlefield being the objective, having learnt their lesson everybody was more careful and this proved a very close battle, unfortunately my iPad battery died so I didn't get many pictures 😩
This is the start of the second battle but after a very close contest almost every thing was dead.....
Some of my knights being pulverised....literally by stone troll thingies.....

When we totalled up the victory points it turned out to be a very close draw, the evil boys slightly ahead but nowhere near the 10% they needed for a win. Fun games, nice to get my empire army on the table and I'm going to try an ogre based army next time we play.....πŸ˜€

12 comments:

  1. Now that sounded like a fine way to spend an evening.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stuart indeed some fun dice rolling......

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  2. Where did you get you movement trays from?

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    1. Majority of mine are home made, cardboard base, magnetic sheet and the straight bits of plastic sprue stuck down round the edges. Take a little bit of time but work ok will show you next time you are over.πŸ˜€

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  3. Not my thing but it sure looks good and enjoyable, that's main thing.

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    1. The broad church of our hobby πŸ˜€

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    2. Too broad for me when it comes to this genre, but I can admire the figures and look of the game, if I try...

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    3. My Empire army is pretty much a Renaissance army .......except for the wizard....but don't try too hard we played ancients saturday evening πŸ™‚

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  4. Epic stuff. I've always liked the look of those Abyssal Dwarves!

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    1. I have a few which I was hoping to add to my chaos army but they are in the lead mountain.

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