Sunday, 19 March 2017

Snake Eyes in the land of the Grey Elves : Kings of War

As regular readers know the Dungeon sees quite a range of games on the principle that variety is the spice of life. So we put away my Brits and Germans (back soon) and played a game of Kings of War. The rule set is gradually replacing WHFB for us, it's not perfect but seems to give fun games. John brought his 'grey' elves again determined to seek revenge for the previous defeats at the hands of my ogre army. I never seem to get many photos of these battles, the grey elves being somewhat camera shy !

We rolled a random scenario with dominate being the objective for both sides, requiring us to get into the no mans land between forces and hold it to the end. The ogres with limited ranged weapons and lots of strength needed to get moving so pretty much rushed across the table whilst the elves held back pouring arrow fire and bolts at the oncoming horde. Only the Elven Lord came forward on his massive grey dragon, unfortunately having wiped out the ogre mammoth he strayed too far forward and was caught in the flank by a yeti giant who seized the opportunity for a good meal, I wonder what dragon actually tastes of ?
The bulk of the ogre horde rushing / thundering/ lumbering forward
A giant, a mammoth and a yeti all looking for a good meal, unfortunately the mammoth is eaten by the Elven dragon before the yeti can eat the dragon πŸ˜€
The grey horde await their doom
Ogre shooters wrestle to the ground some Kentucky fried chicken
Sadly not enough photos, but what, you ask is the reference to snake eyes all about, well the battle as usual ebbs and flows losing the mammoth early on looked bad for the ogres but then the dragon lord was also taken out. Things were reasonable balanced on the right wing but as we approached turn 6 a huge horde of grey elves charged the Abyssal Daemon in the wood, already heavily wounded 19 plus wounds, he completely failed his nerve test as expected....... but he has the inspiring special rule which means a failed nerve test can be rerolled......and would you believe it the only possible result to keep him on the table popped up out of the shaker.......whilst I deeply sympathise with Johns short lived disappointment I haven't laughed so much in ages πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ we had lots of fun, which is what it is all about, and just to assure readers it was John who asked me to record the Snake eye event on the blog, he took it in great spirit. In recognition of their great feat I am determined to get the ogres bases finished off.

16 comments:

  1. Great AAR as usual, question, whats your table made of/from?

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    1. Thanks Simon.....a common question. Baseboards are made of 12 mm MDF covered in hanging basket liner. I need to do a couple more boards so as I get a lot of questions I am going to do a demo πŸ˜€

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    2. Good idea that, may pinch it :)

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    3. The original idea came from a set up in a Wargames illustrated a few years ago.

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  2. Cool, some epic models on display

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    1. Cheers epic and hungry ! will sort a date soon for another trip to the dungeon

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  3. Forgetting to take pics is the sign of a good game! And what an twist in the tale at the end! Great stuff!

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  4. Fantastic looking models and terrain!

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  5. Great report, always lovely to see those big chaps on the table.

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    1. Thanks Michaelit is fun to get the ogres on the tableπŸ˜€

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  6. Very cool. I bet dragon will taste like chicken.

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    1. Possibly char-grilled chicken πŸ˜€

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  7. Looks like a fun game, even with the shy grey elves!
    Best Iain

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    1. The grey ones just don't like being in front of the camera πŸ™‚

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