Saturday, 13 January 2018

Manflesh back on the menu

Illness finally over and we had our first game in the dungeon since Christmas. To kick things off for 2018 we played something easy with little setup time. A Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules. In this scenario Saruman’s Orcs have been sent into Rohan to cause mischief. They are confronted by a force of Rohirim and both forces must attempt to get of the battlefield from the opposite corner.

In the first couple of the turns the dice gods were good to Saruman’s forces with all of them surging forward the Rohirrim on the other hand were very slow
Luckily the Rohirrim have three mounted units who can move quickly when needed
The Orcs surging forward...goaded on by their master
The Rohirrim are joined by an ancient tree ent
As soon as they are in range the light cavalry can bring into play their bows using their skirmish rule to good effect
An overview of the battle.
However, first blood went to the Orc/goblin archer who manage to wound and scare off a cavalry unit, to counter this the ent.....fairly immune to archery stomps across the battlefield
Orc scouts also bring their bows into action and a second cavalry unit is lost, including Eomer 
The final unit is more hardy and is able to gradually whittle the wargs riders down......
Until a small unit of elite huntsmen are able to make their way to the front
In the distance the ent is now seriously wounded and there are two heavy Orc units remaining.
Near to the end of the battle the Rohirrim spearmen lock shields and are able to withstand the final Orc charge
The men hold..pushing the Heavy Orcs back and with only one remaining wound the ent stomps on them from behind.

The rest of Saruman’s force flees the battlefield. A fun game to start the year, the Orcs suffered from some terrible dice rolling at certain critical times of the battle ๐Ÿ˜€

17 comments:

  1. I love your battle reports - they always look so good. I really should paint up my Rohirrim that have languished in the box since Two Towers was released.

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    1. Thanks Steve........most of my LOTR figures were painting a few years ago. It is a fun period to play every now and then ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Those damnable dice! Love Lord of the Rings, but keen to try other rulesets in the new year. DR can be very punishing at times, more than most other games I feel.

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    1. Yep happy to try something else, their beauty is simplicity but that inevitably doesn’t always work.

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    1. Thanks Michal ๐Ÿ˜€ good to get a game in....

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  4. Epic...with gorgeous minis!

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    1. Thanks Phil, a pleasant distraction from all those tanks๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. A great way to start off the year..
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Yep good to get something on the table after the Christmas break ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. Good to see you back on form! Looks great and lots of fun!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain lurgy almost gone ๐Ÿคง so back to hobby๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Really enjoyed seeing all those LotR minis on such great terrain. Keep on the good work :)

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    1. Thanks for looking not had the LOTR out for a while but they will be back ๐Ÿ™‚

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