Sunday, 26 August 2018

KoW Battle Report - Ogres vs Kingdoms of Men

After my flurry of posts following Convic, there has been a long period of silence here on the blog. This is partly because I was overseas for a period, but it's mainly because I'm a lazy blogger...

In the meantime my hobby activity has been limited to a couple of games of Kings of War with Tim, who basically hadn't played the game properly before. Both games were with my Kingdoms of Men and Ogres. The first time I used the Ogres, and I lost. The second time I used the Men, and this time I actually took photos. I figured I might as well share them here. Let's see if I can remember what happened based on these pictures...

The first game we had used pretty normal sized lists. This time we had more models with us so we decided to up the game size to 3000 points. More toys for us!

My list: Kingdoms of Men (3000 points)

  • Horde of Foot Guard with 2-handed weapons and Blessing of the Gods
  • Horde of Heavy Pike with Brew of Strength
  • Horde of Heavy Pike with Hammer of Measured Force
  • Legion of Militia with Brew of Sharpness
  • Legion of Militia with Banner of the Griffon
  • Horde of Berserkers
  • Horde of Arquebusiers with Jar of the Four Winds
  • Regiment of Knights with Potion of the Caterpillar
  • Regiment of Knights with Brew of Haste
  • Troop of Mounted Scouts with Pistols
  • Troop of Mounted Scouts with Carbines
  • Siege Artillery
  • Siege Artillery
  • General on a Horse with Blade of Slashing
  • General on a Horse with Mace of Crushing
  • Army Standard Bearer on a Horse with Lute of Insatiable Darkness
  • Wizard on a Horse with Bane-Chant and the Inspiring Talisman
Tim's list: Ogres (3000 points)
  • Horde of Warriors
  • Horde of Warriors
  • Horde of Siegebreakers with Brew of Haste
  • Horde of Siegebreakers with Blade of Slashing
  • Horde of Shooters
  • Horde of Boomers with Blessing of the Gods
  • Horde of Red Goblins
  • Regiment of Red Goblins
  • Troop of Red Goblin Scouts
  • Troop of Red Goblin Scouts
  • Warlord on a Chariot with Dwarven Ale
  • Warlord on a Chariot
  • Boomer Sergeant with the Inspiring Talisman
  • Grokagamok
  • Mammoth with Ballista
  • Giant
Given that I didn't have the Clash of Kings 2018 book on hand, we chose a scenario from the CoK 2017 book. It was Capture or something, where you had to control all the terrain pieces at the end of the game. Given the size of our hills, we decided to ignore those. So the fight was to control the walls, buildings and forests.

<EDIT: I've just noticed that Blogger seems to be locking down images do you can't click to make them bigger when I use captions. I'm moving the caption text outside the images for now. Can't be bothered digging at code to find another way around it now>

All lined up.