Monday, 26 May 2014

WHF Battle Report: Orcs & Goblins vs. Wood Elves

Last weekend I visited my cousin Karl in Berlin for a long gaming weekend. We managed to play three games using three different systems: Warhamnmer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40.000 and Hordes of the Things. It started on Friday evening with a 1500 points WHF battle. It was the first time I fielded my newly painted Goblins.

Orcs and Goblins battle Wood Elves in a tropical jungle.

I faced Karl's Wood Elves together with Krüger who played his Orcs. Karl's army comprised of a big unit of spearmen led by a hero, two units of Dryads, a small unit of archers, a Treeman, a hero on a stag and a wizard. Krüger brought a big mob of Orcs led by our commander, a unit of Boar Riders and 4 Trolls. I fielded a unit of 20 Night Goblins with spears and 2 Fanatics led by a hero, a unit of 20 Night Goblins with bows and 2 Fanatics led by a shaman, a unit of 10 Spider Riders and the Red Giant.

Karl takes some pictures before the game starts.

Karl's Elves were well hidden in a line of trees. So we decided to attack. In the second round the Spider Riders reached the Wood Elf archers and overrun them. Then our Giant, the Trolls and the Ory warriors clashed into the enemy line. While the Elf spermen defeated the Trolls, the Red Giant slew Karl's mighty Treeman. On our left flank a unit of Dryads routed the Night Goblin archers. On our right flank the other unit of Dryads was destroyed by two Fanatics. The battle was finally decided when the Elven spearmen fell to the Orc warriors in the center of our battle line. In the beginning of the fourth round the greenskins had beaten the pointed-ears.

Krüger talks about rule issues.

I'am very happy with the way the Goblins performed on the battlefield and especially with the look of them. The Spider Riders, the Giant and the Fanatics did a good job (though the whole Goblin army benefitted from the higher Morale Value of the Orcish commander). And the newly painted Goblins looked great on the gaming table. I think it was a good idea to use my actual painting technique mainly using washes on a white priming.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, your goblins look great! Especially the forest goblin spider riders.