WH Fantasy Battle Report?

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally got round to finishing this draft post. Here it is from last year:

While I realise most of my posts, especially of late, have focused on Warhammer 40k, I do have a Fantasy collection (Dark Elves, High Elves, Wood Elves, Empire, Vampire Counts and Bretonians) and last year I saw someone post asking if anyone wanted to partake in glorious battle at the local games shop (insert appropriate theatrics and music). Not having had a game since 2 years ago and I’m not fully across this edition, I contacted my willing opponent and we set a date (which I rescheduled twice, but that’s another story. I will mention that Chris is a politely flexible gentleman 🙂 ).

Setting the Scene
For this game, seeing as it was the first game in eons (it felt that way), Chris agreed top coach me through a few turns so I could re-familiarise myself with the game. Admin complete we agreed to a 2400 pt standard game between my Dark Elves and his Orks ‘n’ Goblins.

Preparing for the game
I knew I couldn’t just turn up and play on the fly, so I read up on the rules and also the latest Dark Elf rulebook (which I hadn’t read yet), selecting an army that suited my model range. I’ve read about the latest incarnation of the Dark Elves and how some of the units are particularly good such as the Hydra, Witches and Executioners (which were always good). Unfortunately, I never collected those models so had to use my previous edition ‘fluffy’ list, which I don’t think is that bad, but certainly not competitive with tournament lists. It comprises of:
Dread Lord on Cold One + Ogre blade and other minor magic stuff
Master with Flaming Banner + Sword of Might and other minor magic stuff
2x Sorceress (level 2 Dark Magic)
20x Black Guard
35x Dreadspears
40x Dreadspears
10x Xbowmen + shield
10x Xbowmen + shield
5x Dark Riders + Xbow and Shield
5x Dark Riders + Xbow and Shield
1x Chariot
7x Cold One Knights
2x Reaper Bolt Throwers

The battle
I’ll post my photos of the earlier part of the battle, but as a summary, I got thoroughly outwitted, was outmatched and Chris really knew his army and the rules. On the other hand, my own generalship had… plenty of room for improvement. I did however have a great game and enjoyed using my Dark Eldar models on the battlefield.

Thanks for reading.


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