Wednesday, 15 July 2015

HOTT AAR

Solo HOTT game, Undead against Dwarfs.  The two forces are matched on points, 26 each but the Dwarfs are outnumbered on elements 10 to 14.  The armies consist of:

Undead

1 Necromancer -


Magician (Gen)


1 Ghoul -
Lurker

1 Ghost -


Sneaker

2 Giant Bats -


Flyers

3 Skeleton Cavalry -


Riders

2 Skeleton Cavalry -


Knights

4 Skeletons – Hordes

 

Dwarfs

1 Axemen -


Blades (Gen)

1 Axemen -


Blades


2 Shieldbreakers -
Warbands

2 Thunderers -


Shooters

1 Engineer -


Magician

1 Ornithopter -


Dragon

1 Flame Cannon -


Artillery

1 Bombard – Artillery

 

The Dwarfs win the roll and get to attack, they would appear to more suited as a defensive force.  While the Undead are much more mobile and would perhaps be better suited in attack.

 

Set up.  3’ x 4’ table, dice roll dictated playing along rather than across.


Table01Undead deployment, their overall strategy will be defence through attack.  Watch for an opportunity to get the Sneaker to the enemy General.UDead01Dwarf deployment, aim to get the artillery forward in a position to command the centre, and to clear away defenders from behind the bad going.  Hope for an early six and get the dragon forward to take care of Undead giant bats and skeleton cavalry.Dwarfs01

Turn 3: Bats go for an opportunistic attack on Dwarf General:
OppAtt01They get doubled, forced to flee and one flees straight off the table edge.2003-01-01 00.00.22Turn 4: The Dwarfs approaching their deployment zone.2003-01-01 00.00.21Turn 6: Dwarf dragon gets its 6.
Turns 7 to 10, Undead losing steadily so decide to force the pace.2003-01-01 00.00.362003-01-01 00.00.342003-01-01 00.00.19Doesn’t help.
Turn 13, Dragon nails Undead General with more than half AP already gone.
Final positions:Final Pos01Undead casualtiesUDead losses01Dwarf casualties:Dwarf Losses01
So what happened?
  • Dwarfs tougher than I imagined.
  • No effective opposition to the dragon.
  • Undead frontal cavalry charges ultimately proved fatal.
The Dwarfs move on to the next fight where they defend.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, nice report with very impressive figures!

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    1. Thanks, very kind. Trying to get back into playing with the things instead of just painting them!

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  2. Nice report. Great minis! Love the pirate flag!

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    1. Cheers. I thought the flag was somehow appropriate :)

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