After that Robby and I laid out the old Warmaster figures. He played High Elves (his sister's figures) while I played Arthurians (my wife's figures of a makey-uppy army; I usually play Empire while Robby pushes Dwarfs.) He beat me and really beat up my center with a brigade of chariots. My barbarian horse cracked his left but the chariots swept the center and some of my right. A revoltin' development, as has been said.
Now to the photos! (Thanks to Glenn who lent me his camera and forwarded the photos.)
|Elven Chariots and Silver Helm heavy cavalry (GW figs)|
|Arthurian Heavy Cavalry (Pendragon & Copplestone figs)|
|Arthurian cavalry again|
|The Chariot brigade takes an objective and prepares to massacre by bowmen|
(Just out of frame). The Elven mage rides a Slinky in the background.
|This is how we depict the Elven Dragon Riders. I wish I knew what make|
the dragon was. I think it was picked up at a flea market/Bring&Buy.
|the right flank of the Elvenhost... facing late Romans (peeking out of the|
left of frame.) Not too effective but they didn't have to be.
|Since I had Dogs of War mercenaries added to the Arthurians, the paychest|
was required! Yes, it looks like a strong box on a flatcar, but the Dog Brothers
|A Dragon Rider faces down mercenary barbarian cavalry (GW Chaos |
Marauders - one of my favourite figures)
|The Chariots begin to slaughter the late Roman bowmen. Messy...|
and it got messier.
Warmaster has to be my favourite GW game (up there with Man O' War). It sad it never got the support it deserved. Maybe it has a larger following than I know. I haven't tried the Ancient or Medieval versions (too much money to buy too many new armies) although I've amassed a considerable ECW/TYW collection in 10mm for a variant on Warmaster I found on-line from a Pittsburgh games club. That'll show up here someday. Whatever the case, I'll continue to enjoy the game. After all, I bought it; It's MY game now!