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by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

Turn 5 opened with mountain orcs and giants hurling themselves at the elven line. The elf archers fired, but I think were distracted as they searched the skies for aerial support, and only succeeded in driving back one unit. The combat round saw the elf line collapse with the loss of their giants, a...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

The fighting on the hill was raging. The elves fighting the chariots had mixed success, with losses on both sides. DSCF7543.JPG Mark committed a unit of archers into the woodland to draw the attack of the mountain orcs fighting the treemen. DSCF7539.JPG This forlorn hope was swiftly crushed and the ...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

DSCF7536.JPG The fighting on the orc left flank intensified, the heavy chariots charged in, resisted the missile volley, succeeded in driving back a unit of archers, and locked an elf general in melee. DSCF7534.JPG To counter the treemen, the only unit able to attack was a force of mountain orcs wi...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

DSCF7516.JPG As the orcs reeled on the hill, Mark seized the opportunity and sent in the treemen! They pummelled the remaining orcs in the wood, forcing them back- unfortunately the only avenue for retreat was to push back and disrupt the mountain orcs behind (along with their general). The treemen...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

DSCF7500.JPG The elves moved some archers to support the dragons, but the majority of their forces consolidated their position ready to face the brunt of the greenskin attack. Unfortunately for Mark, most of the wooded areas where his troops cowered (I mean stood proudly ready to fight to the last)...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

The elves in the centre advanced into the woodland. A strong force moved up the slopes of the hill on the right flank. Two units of flyers moved into the gap the orc chariots were also heading for, I was getting worried the elves would succeed in denying a way through for the heavy chariots. On the ...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

Re: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

My orc force consisted of: 1 Hero General, 4 Generals, 6 Horde units (arranged into 4 blocks of 6 stands each), 6 Mountain Orcs, 3 Heavy Chariots, 3 Wolf Riders, 2 Giants. Now it was Mark’s turn to be surprised when he realised I had no missile support or flyers! My plan was simple, close the gap an...
by Ratty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves
Replies: 10
Views: 16457

The Battle of the Watch Towers- Orcs versus High Elves

The Battle of the Watch Towers. The orcs victory at Yoke Falls drew more clans to the war banners. Many of these roving bands were intercepted and wiped out by the elves seeking to isolate the main orc force, hoping, that as the noose tightened, the orcs would succumb to infighting and then scatter,...
by Ratty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: ACW 6x6 game at Gettysburg
Replies: 1
Views: 5893

Re: ACW 6x6 game at Gettysburg

Many thanks for posting. It's really interesting to see how you fit a great game onto a small playing area. I like the idea of the off board artillery duelling with each other and trying then to support their own troops on the board. Great stuff.
Many thanks
by Ratty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Solo Hastings first victim :)
Replies: 8
Views: 12775

Re: Solo Hastings first victim :)

Great report. I thought the Normans were doing well to stick to their plan- I often start a game with a plan which then gets thrown out the window as soon as the game starts (if only my opponents would agree to follow my plan, life would be so much easier!).
Look forward to the next installment.