Rob and Katie took their Dwarves and Elves and battled Beth's Kislevites and my Thirty Years War Swedish army, all in 10mm. Eva had never played the game and she served as a corps commander in the Elf/Dwarf army.
|The front room is converted into a games room. Pooka did not play but looks on from the floor.|
|Rob, Eva, and Katie - the "Axes" of Evil... in my opinion (Rob made me write that pun.)|
|Beth's Kislevites with her regiments of bears in evidence|
|Kislevite knights, who were undoubtedly based on the famed Polish Winged Hussars|
|The Kislevites Tsarina in her bear chariot.|
We liked the bear chariot from the Narnia movie so much we made one.
|Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!The Dwarf battle line advances.|
|Kislevite War Wagons|
|Swedish cavalry, infantry, and guns.|
|A view of the Dwarven army from the flank.|
Troll Slayers are in the front rank; They WANT to die!
|Elvish chariots with Dwarven cannon and the Dwarven Anvil of Doom around them.|
|The centre of the Elf/Dwarf army - Eva's command|
|Kislevite knights and a hero battle Dwarf handgunners backed by Elvish cavalry.|
|An Elvish Dragon Rider. I found the dragon figures at a bring-and-buy years ago and put a Elven charioteer figure on the stand.|
One of Katie's favourite units.
|Elven eagles. Eva was enamoured with these things.|
(Games Workshop figures.) The thing on the pillar is an objective marker.
|The Swedish artillery - 3 medium guns and 2 heavy guns backed by a unit of commanded shot.|
(Old Glory and Pendrakon figures)
On the other flank, the Kislivites were driving back the Dwarves into a small town which the cavalry could not enter. The troop caught in the open were ridden down by the Winged Knights, although they took some casualties.
Eventually time caught up with us and we had to call the game. The original intent was to base victory on the taking of two objectives. However, Rob's Dwarves were hacked up badly and he said that tactically the Elf/Dwarf army won, but strategically the Humans had the edge. Our armies were still very much intact and had the game gone on longer, it would have been a more firm victory. Still we take what we can get!
Eva enjoyed the game so much she and Rob took the Orcish and Chaos armies back to their apartment to play when time allows!
|Another view of the Tsarina's chariot|
|The Kislevite cavalry, having opened up the left centre take on the remnant of the eagles.|
|This is what I faced - spearmen and the Phoenix Guard backed by bowmen.|
|The fight on the edge of the town commences.|
(Pendrakon and GW figures)
|Kislivite horse archers vs. Dwarf warriors|
|The Winged Knights charge home.|
|My pikes and battalion guns hold the line.|
Today when I came home from work, I found a D&D game in progress. Rob was trying out the 5th Edition and we all decided we like them. Beth, Katie, and Eva played with Rob DM-ing. Rob and Eva went back to London after dinner this evening. They were going to fencing, but Beth and Katie decided to skip the fencing and come home to rest. There are some cramps and pulled muscles involved.
|The rooms and hallways were simulated by dice.|
|Rob was playing an NPC (Non-player character) for added muscle, I suppose.|
|Katie and Eva at the table.|
|Pooka - taken in the family room a while ago.|
He looks so forlorn, but he really is well treated.