Saturday, July 31, 2010

LOL Fantasy?

So I'm going to play a Warhammer Fantasy Battle today. It's my first ever - I've never played the game.

I figure I need to learn it if I'm eventually going to be a good advocate for the Fantasy side of our events, and our Fantasy TO Kevin is whose Empire army I'm borrowing.

I know NOTHING, the list had better be bad (b/c nobody should make a good list their first time through) ... it's based entirely on painted models he has.

Arch Lector w/ Gold Sigil Sword, Enchanted Shield, Armor of Destiny (I know it's nub gear, or I hope it is)

Captain BSB, Banner of Eternal Flame (b/c why the heck not, what do I know?!)
Battle Wizard, Dispel Scroll, Lore of Death

8 Knights w/ Lance/Shield, Banner
10 Handgunners
10 Handgunners
10 Handgunners
10 Handgunners
10 Archers
20 Spearmen
30 Swordsmen w/ Musician/Standard/Champ
30 Swordsmen w/ Musician/Standard/Champ
18 Halberdiers

2 Great Cannons
2 Mortars
6 Outriders
6 Outriders

2 Helstorm Rocket Batteries
1 Hellblaster

Ya'll can feel free to critique it, but again - I really HOPE it's terrible; I have no idea what I'm doing lol

We'll be heading up to show support for the ICGT later on in the afternoon.


  1. That's... a lot of firepower there. No idea how it'll do in the current edition, but offhand? You're going to light him up like the Fourth of July.

    Well, before his heavy cavalry/infantry/giants crush you, anyway. Good luck! Looking forward to the batrep!

  2. I won, against Bretonnians, not really sure how.

    Swordsmen seem really good, so do Bretonnian Trebuchets, and obviously the artillery was pretty useful.

    The handgunners were good for dinging things up. I got a feeling they would be utterly useless against a horde army though.

    Why do people take things other than swordsman blocks as their basic line troops, besides as small detachments for flank and counter charges?

  3. Because people think that an extra rank of S3 attacks (spears) or going up to S4 instead of having armor (halberds) is a good idea. WS4 and 6+ ward is pretty damn good on for what you need that block for: holding shit up.

  4. I know exactly what happened: I brought a 7th edition list to an 8th edition game. Breaking on the charge, eliminating front ranks, avoiding shots by hiding behind forests -- all that isn't going to cut it in 8th.

    Let this be a reminder to all the Fantasy players at the NOVA Open. The main reason we removed the painting requirements is so that you bring an 8th edition list. New game, new strategies. Bring your A-game, because everyone else will.