So a few days ago Ryan, Dave and myself got together for our 1st end month game of our article. I wrote up a set of storyline scenario's for us to play. We gave Ryan an additional contingent of 20 Empire Spearmen with shields and a musician as well as 5 Empire Handgunners to defend a small Empire village. (6 Buildings in the center of the table) Dave's job was to have his Beastmen just raiding about burning buildings by either entering them or throwing torches on a 5+ when within 4-6" of a building. My job was to collect slave tokens by entering and then exiting buildings.
This is the point where we ceased taking pictures. I know Ryan has some on his phone that perhaps he'll post later in his own report. He turned those Bulls around after that last shot as he didn't see me doing much. Daves Gors did indeed die and at the very end of the game he managed to finally get lucky and burn a house down, while on turn 5 I rallied those Clanrats and on turn 6 managed to make it into a house. All in all, I feel that Dave and I were really fighting the uphill battle. Not necessarily because any one reason, but Ogre are very strong at 500 points it seems. We could never quite do the damage we wanted to, not with magic or anything else. I think we both lacked the troops to deal with him honestly. Our single blocks were just no match for his 1 block. Something we both plan to remedy in our 1000 point lists that you'll see us discuss in a few 5 short days on November 1st!
The Scenario's weren't terrible, I think I definitely need to work a little harder on them. There were some questions brought up and things I missed on the initial writing. Still I think it gave the game a more interesting feel than just, hey we're killing eachother. I'm looking really forward to November, both from the painting perspective but definitely from the gaming side of things. As a bonus in November we're running one of our Gryfalia's Aerie tournaments which means that Chuck and while running will be able to get in a game with our 1,000 point lists. I'm very excited to give it a whirl. Hopefully you all are enjoying the articles!