Yesterday, at the time of writing anyway, a large number of Oldhammer bloggers met up at the Foundry for a Warhammer Fantasy Battle Third Edition scenario. As you will now, I brought my Khorne army out for its first taste of the battlefield. I am sad to say that the Blood God will be most displeased at their performance. They were routed by the fell hordes of undeath, led by the Lichemaster himself, no doubt in return for some favour from Mum-Ho-Thep!
The battle was huge! If we had bothered to count up the points values, I reckon it would have been into the tens of thousands. There were hundreds of models, nearly exclusively old school, from ghosts to goblins, skeletons to minotaurs, scorpions to undead dragons! Quite how Warlord Paul managed to keep track of the game was anyone's guess, but he did and did sterling work as GM for the game. I spent most of the day locked in combat with Nik's undead, which had Steve Casey drooling over its hordes of quite rare, and shockingly expensive, Citadel classics from the Lichemaster scenario. As I said, I was utterly routed by the undead horde but I learnt a great deal about WFB3 that I didn't previously know, like the impact of chariots, long distance missile fire and the importance of rank bonuses. I also had quite a few thoughts about balancing forces for scenarios to ensure meaty, cinematic battles but that is a topic for discussion in another post.
It was fantastic to (finally) have a chat with Tony Yates, and see Warlord Paul, Golgfag, Harry, Norse, Robotforaday, Thantsants and meet Nik for the first time. Big thanks need to go to the Ansell family, as always, especially Diane who brought along the bar once again. Peroni and old school Citadel models is a lovely mix.
Only one question remains! When can we do it again? I had to cut my trip short in the end and head home, but this proved that I am able to get to the Foundry and back for a game in a day, even from Essex. So if anyone is interested in another WFB game at the Wargames Foundry in the not to distant future, just drop me an email or message on Facebook.
Onwards then to the photographs. I won't make any attempt to explain what went on on other parts of the battlefield, others with far more knowledge will do that shortly, but I shall share my snaps of the event with you here.
|We used the large table as before with the RoC games, only this time we pretty much filled it! When has the floating Ziggarut and Harry's Khemi style scenery.|
|My Khorne army with undead allies. They look splendid don't they? Sadly, it was not to last.|
|The Host of Ulthur Deathfist. A year's work really.|
|What Ulthur faced, the never ever ending forces of undeath.|
|Ulthur's allies. Rank upon rank of Khorne and chaos forces.|
|What faced Ulthur and his allies. The army of Mum-Ho-Thep. Plenty of old school miniatures here. What can you spot?|
|A close up of the ziggarut model. A great piece of kit but there just wasn't the space to do anything with it!|
|Harry begins the tape measure holding competition with a lovely finger splay.|
|Robotforaday opts for a four inch Argentine Tango. Can you spot his fimir?|
|Thantsants smashes the competition with a remarkable parallel tape measure and finger pinch pose. A sure winner!|
|Norse negates the need for a tape measure and watches the endless horde of enemy models that surge towards him.|
|The battle lines begin to meet as artillery and missile fire causes deaths aplenty. Chariots charge towards Golgfag's elves.|
|We even had units of Slaan on the table. Nice tape measure grab there from Norse, I believe!|
|All kinds of nasty monsters clash with Norse's Chaos Warriors. Robotforaday's Fimir advance towards the beleaguered beastmen.|
|My Khorne army advances under heavy magic and artillery attack.|
|My Khorne army runs away under heavy magic and artillery attack. Not to mention rank bonuses.!|