|Posted By||Topic » Demo at Red Knight Games, 13th and 20th of August, UK|
Posted: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 7:15 AM — Edited on 2013-08-13 07:30:12.0
We're hosting a Wargods demo tonight and next Tuesday at Red Knight Games in Broadstairs Kent, 7.30 'til 10.30.
Location details and so on here...
Tonight Selene the Slaughterer is going to lead her warband of Mycenaeans and Satyrs (assuming their not boozing and nymph chasing somewhere else) in an attempt to stop those vile followers of Set from desecrating the forests of Hellas. The Greeks are on home turf but the Typhon and Nekharu have an array of dirty tricks up their sleeves (particularly impressive as they don't appear to have any sleeves).
All places are booked for tonight but please feel free to come in, say hello and see what is going on.
Next week we plan to have two tables playing out scenarios following on from tonight's clash. Details to follow, it all depends on whether the Typhon can secure their foothold into the forest or get pushed back to the sea by the brutal Chosen of Artemis?
If you would like to join in with the table top mayhem please get in touch, you will be very welcome.
Posted: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:53 AM — Edited on 2013-08-20 06:59:57.0
On arrival we discovered Lee had brought his Titans in unexpectedly and could not resist a match up with the Greeks, so they got on with duking it out while the Typhon watched from the forest, ready to pounce on a weakened winner!
In our excitement we forgot to rejig the Greeks back from their 'Demo vs Typhon' format, we add a witch and an extra minotaur, not at all legal but shows off other aspects of the game and both players get to wield magic.
The Titans looked incredibly impressive on their advance, moving forward and hurling the occasional rock, taking advantage of the Greeks lack of missile troops (as the battle began the satyrs were off boozing somewhere). The Greeks remained impassive waiting for the titans to make contact and on turn three the Satyrs arrived, their aim no less true despite being full of wine. This meant the Greeks could position them on the right flank to cover the advance on the Overlord.
On the Left flank a unit of slaves contacted the Mycenaean phalanx but 'set for charge' send them packing at half strength while the Titan hunter struggled (and ultimately failed) to fend off the attacks of the four armed master.
In the center a tentacle armed master took on Selene, Demi God of Artemis in the woods. She took wolf form and a close fought melee followed.
On the Greek right the Satyr were having a devastating effect on the overlord taking him down to his last wound, before the blood lust got the better of the Minotaur and he charged in, the resultant combat left him also down to his last wound.
In the final turn the Greeks won the edge and the minotaur managed to finish off the Overlord, Rout tests followed and half the Titans made for their table edge. At this point we called it in favour of the Greeks, however while reflecting afterward we could see that the match was not as fair as it could have been and discussed how a unit off harpies to chase off archers will even up the odds. Couldn't help but wonder how cool a Hydra would look in the middle of all this?
Despite a couple of rules errors (both myself and Lee were short on sleep last week) a great nights gaming was had by all of us. I really enjoyed it and the change has set us up well for next week.
Thanks to Lee, Paul, Tony, ash and both Mikes (senior and Junior) and to Red Knight Mike for hosting and providing much needed caffeine.
The overlord anchors the Titan line.
The Greeks; Medusa (proxy witch stats) Minotaur obscuring the Demi Goddess behing him, Phalanx and Titan Hunter taking on a four armed Master.
An overview of the battle from the position the Satyrs would occupy when they arrive
Posted: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 7:24 AM — Edited on 2013-08-20 07:32:31.0
After last week we have the following set up for tonight, I'm taking a camera so I'll attempt to get some decent pictures. We've got two tables going so please come and join us.
We've decided to split the tables into Olympian and Aegyptian battles to keep things balanced.
King Agamemnon: After tempting the Titans out of their holes with Selene the Slaughterer you have decided to personally lead a contingent to purge them from Greek lands!
Titans: More Greeks come to you, some have adorned their shields with the skins and horns of your bretheren, this insult will not stand, crush them.
This is a dust up to the death using Olympus legal 1250 point warbands.
Titans - Overlord, 2xMaster, 2xSlave units.
Mycenaeans - Agamamnon, Titan Hunter, 2xphalanx (12 hoplites each, one sons of Tiryns), 1x unit of 12 archers.
Typhon: The Greeks should be easy prey while they are reeling from their encounter with these strange giant monsters. You order you troops into column and march to catch them. You make good time until Guttural war cries resound from the surrounding rocks! "It's a trap!"
Sebeki: Gold from a Greek claiming to be the servant of a King called Agamemnon has brought you to this place. While you prefer an open fight, Typhon and the Nekharu can be dangerous, full of tricks and and unseen stratagems, so you've eaten their scouts and ambushed them!
The ambush scenario with the Sebeki as attackers, in addition we'll use the Arch-Enemies sub-plot, Ka 3, 1130 point warbands.
Posted: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM
That all looks and sounds very cool.
Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM