We wanted to give Oathmark another run out with our LOTR collections. We increased the points slightly and brought in the extra ‘bonus’ of characters ? As we get to grips with the rules we kept the scenario simple….kill as many of the enemy as you can ! I took just a few shots of the battle as we concentrated on playing.
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Oathmark : Take Two
Once again a Gondorian force against the Orc Hordes, the Gondorians are supported by two units of Rangers of Ithilien led by Faramir a Captain of Gonder
The usually Gondorian armoured units
The enemy have a troll this time
In hindsight we felt the blocks of infantry were a little squished in, the Gondorian knights led by Boromir got out of position and were wiped out far to quickly in fact before they had a chance to do anything
Fighting in and around the woods, the troll which has fairly poor morale was peppered by arrows and disappointingly also died before he was able to get stuck in properly
The Rangers in the woods of course.
Sorry I didn’t take too many photos. In the end it was a pretty clear Orc victory too many Gondorians had given away their lives rather needlessly.
Some thoughts on the rules…. Archery seems a little too powerful, the block infantry approach is very warhammer based but they need more space to manoeuvre, the characters are incredibly expensive points wise but have a fairly limited impact, as far as we could see they just improve your ability to activate. Which isn’t a great issue for the Gondorians anyway ? Overall they are interesting with the use of the D10 but we did find ourselves looking up the modification table a little too often. We’ll certainly give them at least one more go to try a different scenario capturing objectives perhaps. I’m not sure they are sufficiently different for me to get a copy, I fear the points based systems lend themselves to a more competitive approach which can detract from the game if not careful.
Nice to get the LOTR figures on the battlefield though.
Lots of painting at the moment in the dungeon and the development of a hex based setup !
Probably a short hiatus in posts depending on the internet connection as I am away for a week walking Hadrian’s Wall with my son. I will share some photos and we will be doing some wargaming on the way. 😀😀😀