Sunday, 12 August 2018

Rats of War

Club night on Thursday saw my Ratmen/ Skaven get their first outing in a game of Dragon Rampant. It was a 4 player game with random turns. I would be up against John with his Men of the West, Tom took the Rohirrim and George the dastardly orcs. Neil would umpire.

The game involved controlling a ruined tower in the centre of the table where armoured deceased mate had left a treasure hoard.

My force was made up of the following
1x heavy foot Inc Warlord Snicket with offensive trait.
1x light foot Inc Warlock Skritch
3x light foot
1x bellicose foot (Rats ogres) with venomous weapons.

Now I was worried as when troops were laid out I could see demons, giants and lots of horsemen eeek!

The game began with a quick advance to the centre while my warlock moved to protect the left flank from the Rohirrim. Good job too as the Rohirrim charged straight at us. Luckily despite a few casualties we were forced back before Wedlock Skritch unleashed his arsenal of spells and blasted the incoming horsemen.

In the Centre it seemed the deceased mate was not quite dead as we thought as he began to raise indeed warriors to protect the tower.

Over on the other side of the table the orcs and humans sat around observing a clash between the giant and demons. This lasted a few turns before the demon was eventually banished.

The Rohirrim though sought revenge and King Theoden brought forward his knights only for a few pesky skeletons to get in the way. This delay allowed the Rat ogres to hit home and cause carnage. Bringing down Theorem and most of his knights. The rest of my warriors began to occupy strategic positions ready to assault the tower.

Unfortunately time ran out. My rats claiming a victory purely on kill count. Enjoyable game.


Michał Kucharski said...

What a great battle!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Michal. It was fun, remembered how much I like these rules