My boy turned one last week and he's been taking up pretty much all of my time - still not a good sleeper, I'm afraid!
My awesome Mum looked after him today so that I could duck over to play a game with my brother.
We'd both forgotten how cinematic and easy to play the SBG is. Really we didn't have to look up rules even though it's been forever since we last played.
No time to do a full battle report right now, but I will try to do it over the next little while.
To whet your appetite here are some pictures from the game - which I lost!
We put together 700 points worth of guys. Basically all of his Harad forces and three squads of dwarves. Click for the bigger picture if you want more details.
We rolled up a reconnoiter mission - d'oh! My slow dwarves would have difficulty with that. Fortunately there were two choke points at the river and I'd taken plenty of archers!
Here's the deployment phase:
And now for some random pics of game progress:
Here is the Betrayer doing what he does best - causing mayhem. He was truly nasty in this game. He stayed with the archers to give them their bonus poison for the initial volley fires, then charged forward to transfix my heroes - resulting in poor dwarven deaths. After that he took black dart pot-shots at my banner bearers as he rode off the map to gain victory points.
Here's one of my dwarf leaders face down on the riverbank having been well and truly ganged up on, it was a close fight and he squared off for a few rounds before eventually succumbing.
Here's Suladan the magnificent attacking some pesky dwarven archers. Suladan rode around like a whirling death-sword on four swift legs. He would dart in, kill a dwarf or two, then ride back out before striking in again hit and run style. Racked up a few kills before eventually being de-horsed by an arrow and leading the charge off the map for a victory point.
And here's another messy melee as the cavalry charge in, knocking dwarves flying and generally making me really work hard to stop them breaking through.
What a great game, so much fun and so easy to play. Tons of dice rolls, lots of really cinematic stand offs and derring do! Can't wait for another game, hopefully with less time between this and the next game!