Onslaught in Oamaru 2021
Gordon really went above and beyond an ensured that everyone
had a great time. I ran my kingdoms of men list with a list minute tweak. Many
of us were newbies to the game so the idea was to have a couple more straight
forward games on day 1 and more complex ones on day 2.
I ran my Kingdoms of
Men, Easterling, list with a couple of last minute tweaks.
1x horde of shield wall with the diadem of
dragonkind- I wanted these guys to simply hold the centre and not advance
too much so thought aa fireball (8) option would give them a little more
3x knight regiments- to do the heavy
lifting, enough said.
2x mounted sergeant regiments- I’m not
sure why. I’d never tried them but figured +1 crushing strength was your
2x mounted scout troops- to provide some missile
support and harassing duties. These were at the expense of the ogres I had been
2x giants- versatile, not very reliable but
a handy unit for supporting charges- and good in rough terrain.
1x general on a fell beast- aka the flying
chicken. My mission- to figure out this flying thing!
1x wizard with lighting bolt and a boomstick- again
my version of a sniper rifle.
Game 1 vs Ken- Kingdoms of men
Ken ran a kingdoms of men list with a giant, mammoth, 2x knight
regiments, pike block, a couple of foot guard regiments, and some elves in support.
We played each other a few weeks back.
I deployed my knights in a 2up, 1 reserve formation. Ken got
the first turn and his silverbreeze support shot one of my mounted scouts troops
off the table. The turning point came in turn 3 when two of his charges vs my
knihts failed to rout my units and Ken was left to et flank attacks from my own
knights and I rolled up his army.
Lesson learned by me: Concentration of force is
I was looking forward to this game. One of our most talented
painters had been painting Nigel’s Samurai army of the past year or more, no
one had seen it, not even Nigel. The theme being a Samurai with abyssal allies
force and it is truly beautifully painted.
The game started well for me till a rash charge by my giants
(who forgot that they had strider) ended up with them bogged in a forest for 3
turns trin to hack their way though the succubi regiments. Nigel fed more
reserve in and soon I was in trouble,, while on the flanks I too got bogged. Going
into turn 4 I still felt confident. By the end of turn 4 it was a different
story and Nigel overcame my troops for a well deserved final victory.
The previous game had been Nigel’s first and he had learned-
he deployed his 4-5 heroes before his main units so I was out deployed and then
had the audacity of using my own feigned flight tactics of mounted scouts against
me. For most of the game I felt in wiht a chance but in the end was outplayed and it was a well deserved victory to Nigel.
Lesson Learned: Don’t charge giants into the forest full of succubi! But my bigest mistake was praobly trying to inore and not destoryhis pike block.