Chapter Four - Kings of the Hill
The last scenario we played was a "King of the hill" type of scenario: we determined an elevated area, consisting of two buildings, in the center of the board, and the objective of the players was to occupy that
area with as many warriors as possible.
Boehm placing the last piece of scenery near the objective:
Close-up of the objective: any model standing in the red area after 6 turns brings in 1 Victory Point for
For this game, we decided to form three teams:
Team 1: Admin Tom (Witch Hunters) + Matt (Possessed)
Team 2: Boehm (Dwarves) + Erkwin (Reiklanders)
Team 3: Tortiou (Reiklanders) + Lanyssa Ryssyll (Dwarves)
Lanyssa Ryssyll and Tortiou, starting to the south of the table, divided their strike force:
Admin Tom and Matt, forming an unusual and rather surprising team of Witch Hunters and Possessed (yes we know, fluff wouldn't normally allow it, but did it for variability's sake), started to the North-West of the table:
They were almost face to face with Erkwin and Boehm's team, which showed up to the North-East:
One of Erkwin's marksmen covers the advance of his teammates:
At this time, the central position is still unoccupied:
Team 2 on the move!! (I just love this pic!)
Tom's and Matt's warriors decide to rush towards the south... but soon encounter some light resistance from
Tortiou and Lanyssa's team:
Two flagellants and Karol ambushing Lanyssa's binge-drinking dwarf:
Matt pushed his luck a bit too far, and charged the whole Team 2 with a single model (the now-famous Krackatoaaar):
Needless to say: the poor Krackatoar (in the centre of the picture) received volley after volley of arrows,
and finally expired and met its maker:
One of Tortiou's archers takes a firing position:
Erkwin's marksman watching the scene from a safe distance:
Even though Krackatoar just bit the dust, Matt keeps smiling!
As the end of the game approaches, Team 3 decides to rush inside the objective area:
Don Salchichón, Tortiou's hired freelancer knight, charges Matt's possessed and tries to hinder the advance of Team 1:
The close combat taking place between Team 1 (Tom+Matt) and Team 3
(Tortiou+Lanyssa) involves flagellants, Karol the possessed, two dwarves and Don Salchichón. Despite his strong armour save (3+), the Knight is put OOA by Karol right after his charge. Lanyssa's two remaining dwarves manage to hold their position for one more turn, delaying Tom and Matt and allowing the rest of their teammates to occupy the building.
Captain Tortiou's Reiklanders, storming the objective area:
Meanwhile, Team 2 (Boehm and Erkwin) uses the occasion to enter the area from the North:
Three Reiklanders from Erkwin's team manage to climb on the northeastern corner of the objective area:
The showdown is inevitable: the two teams clash in the centre of the objective area, inside the ruins. The fight is brutal, violent, bloody.
The objective area at the end of turn 6:
Captain Tortiou manages to kill one of Erkwin's champions with a well-aimed headshot from his duelling
At the end of turn 6, the objective area was occupied by:
-Team 2 (Boehm + Erkwin) : 10 warriors
-Team 3 (Tortiou + Lanyssa Ryssyll) : 10 warriors
-Team 1 (Matt + Tom) : 1 dog
Thus, the game was declared a draw between Team 2 and Team 3.
However, both teams were given +1XP for their leaders because of the spectacular showdown!
Tortiou and Erkwin vehemently discussing the fight during the post-battle sequence:
(actually, they are just posing for the picture... )
This is how Tom's Boring Mordheim Meetup ended. After this game, we all went to the city centre of Vienna to have a nice lunch (with beer!) in a nice tavern. We all had some excellent goblin steak roasted à la viennese (only 13gc)
but Matt wanted to sacrifice the waiter to the unholy Khorne so we were actually asked to leave.
Matt getting ready to take on a huge "Speckbrot":
Tortiou discussing "sniper" rules for Mordheim with Boehm.
And here's a last shot of the whole Boring Meetup 2008 crew (munchin' away at those delicious 50cm breads )
Conclusively I would like to say that this Meetup was really awesome, not only because the games all went smoothly and were fun and interesting, but also because every single participant was cool, nice, and geekishly crazy!
Thank you Erkwin, Matt, Boehm and Lanyssa Ryssyll!
And of course a big "Cheers mate !" to the incredible Admin Tom who moved heaven and earth to make this Meetup possible, and without whom all these games would never have taken place... respect, mon gars!
And finally thanks to you for reading all this!