So you know that we've been playing a campaign loosely based on the Blood in the Badlands campaign released by GW. Well, much as many campaigns do we literally managed our way almost half through the allotted campaign before it came to a grinding halt due to real life.
I re-modeled my bathroom, Ryan had a baby and our friend Josh put the real nail in the coffin by accepting a job offer in Portland, OR. So much for finishing. However in lieu of being able to complete the campaign we decided that hte next best thing would be to have one big mega battle before Josh leaves and so we got together on July 7th for just such a thing.
|Left to Right: Joe, Dave, Josh, Dan, Chip, Ryan|
Dan : Chaos Dwarfs
Dave : Demons of Chaos
Chip : Warriors of Chaos
Alliance of Good
Joe : Bretonnia
Josh : Dwarfs
Ryan : High Elfs
We got ourselves an 8ft table and proceeded to throw out some terrain and have ourselves the battle royal that we knew we'd have. We began officially moving at about 10:30 AM. You can see in the pictures below the setup and some of our first move before Dan's artillery began just hammering us to death.
Conclusion? Dan's artillery made it nearly a non game and the only reason I had so much alive is that I managed to be in combat for probably 4 of their 6 rounds of shooting. The Chaos Dwarf artillery accounted for so much destruction of our infantry that by the time combat came the Bloodletters and Chaos Warriors simply had mop-up duty. It was an absolutely crushing defeat.
It's a bummer that we don't get to finish our campaign; but we had a hell of a day of Warhammer sending our friend off to his new home on the other side of the country. We finished cleaning up the table around 3:30 PM so our massive game of 12,000 total points (2,000 per player) took us just about 5 hours. A damned good time was had by all. Thanks for the fun fella's.