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by Ratty
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: H&HM Norman v Saxon (Round 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 8136

Re: H&HM Norman v Saxon (Round 2)

Great report.
How do you play the shield wall in these games?
by Ratty
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

This was confirmed in Mark’s round, as his forces swept all before them, with the orcs broken and fleeing the field. DSCF3287.JPG DSCF3288.JPG DSCF3289.JPG What a great game! Congratulations to Mark for the victory- the prosperous future of Caerfen is at last assured. What went wrong? Mark helpfully...
by Ratty
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

DSCF3278.JPG The battle was becoming a slaughter for both armies, but at last I had lured Mark into committing his elite units and watched with barely concealed satisfaction as they advanced unsupported towards my still dangerous forces. His Treemen and giants were soon to be caught in my trap (cue...
by Ratty
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

The combat phase saw the attack on the left flank become embroiled in melee, units hacking at each other on the slopes of the defile, although a unit of wolf riders did disrupt and drive back a unit of spears. The centre and right flank saw more gains for the orcs as they continued to drive forward....
by Ratty
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

DSCF3248.JPG With units still committed to the attack, my turn opened with a quandary: To consolidate position and gather for a coordinated assault designed to target vulnerabilities in the elven line or hurl in ever greater numbers of frenzied greenskins to support the current attack.,, Well, orcs...
by Ratty
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

The combat phase saw the elven line pummelled. Both units of bolt shooters were crushed, a unit of elf archers guarding the bridge were trampled beneath orc chariots. The fighting on the ridge saw two units of elf archers halved in strength and forced to recoil disrupted. The only blight on the whol...
by Ratty
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

To prevent the dragons near to the bridge focusing their fire to protect the artillery, I sent in both units of orc flyers to attack the closest dragon unit. I had to commit units in column to attack the bolt shooters- including one of my combined archer/ spearmen units, not great but needs must… DS...
by Ratty
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

The next turn saw both armies continue their advance. Caerfen was engulfed in a tide of greenskins. I hoped the ancient buildings would be effective in nullifying the worst of the elven missile threat. The orc centre pushed past the road, whilst on the ridge I stopped short of descending into the de...
by Ratty
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Re: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

DSCF3210.JPG The stage was set, let battle commence. The first turn saw the orcs advance en masse, the cavalry holding pace with the infantry. The right flank reached the outskirts of Caerfen, looking towards the elven bolt shooters. The mountain orcs on the left flank slogged through the heavy woo...
by Ratty
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves
Replies: 12
Views: 17318

Return to Caerfen- Orcs vs Elves

Return to Caerfen Background This battle, between the High Elves and Orcs, was a rematch of an earlier battle. The first Battle of Caerfen saw an orc host (of dubious quality) routed by the Elven defenders. This ignominious defeat was a stain upon the orcs reputation as raiders without equal, and so...