Wow! Doesn't time fly? It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since I posted anything here, but there's been a fairly good reason and, funnily enough, she is about 1 year old!
But I think it's time to get this show back on the road. My wee project that I've been working on recently is 10mm fantasy. I've long had a hankering for the good old days of WHFB where I built my armies up over time, playing a game, adding a unit and so on. These days I just don't have the time to paint that many miniatures and Warhammer is actually gone now, anyway. So, I turned to the small scale again and looked at Pendraken and Kallistra. Having always been a fan of hex based systems, such as Commands and Colours, the Hordes and Heroes rules from Kallistra really appealed and I decided to plump for some of their Hexon terrain too. So, after some furious painting to get two sides done (100 points each), George and I took the rules and terrain for their maiden voyage on Tuesday.
|The battle lines are drawn! Undead on the left, Orcs on the right.|
|With the river blocking the chariots, the Undead attempted a flank march with their mobile units. But the Orc flyers spotted them and they were met, like for like.|
|The trolls can't help themselves...there's a bridge!|
|The Undead cavalry and Orc wolf riders clash as the chariots size each other up. The flyers circle, waiting to pounce.|
|The skeletons advance in silence.|
|Meanwhile, the melee on the flank widens...|
|...but the wolf riders are broken. The Undead chariots do not fare so well, but the fact they will not flee is a thorn in the Orc's green hide for the whole game.|
|Eager for a fight, the Orc horde surge across the river.|
|They are met by the implacable ranks of skeleton warriors and the howling spectres of the Tormented Spirits.|
|The undisciplined horde are stunned that their axes and spears are no use against the ghosts and they fall back in disarray.|