Σάββατο, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

What remains...

So what remains for us to finish our basic armies list?
For me just two things... Suladan the serpent lord to lead my Haradhrim along the easterlings and another box of easterlings.
For my brother his crossbows to have strong shoot power and also some knights for his good force...
So that's what we need and I think we will get them around Easter:




2x

Just the moves...

Requested by a mebere of the One-ring co uk, here are just the maps to see how did the campaing went easily:







Παρασκευή, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Middle earth in Flames part 2

Day 2
Turn 4
Priority:Evil men-Gondor-Isengard-Elves
Evil me doubled their treasure arriving at 600. Their armies took Minas morgul and then Cair Andros which was unprotected. Gondor took 200 points but was on a really bad situation. Her armies moved to east and west.Isengard took only 100 points. One army moved into Fangorn while the other two marched outside Helm's deep. The elves collected +300 points arriving 700 and put 500 of them at Helm's deep which was unprotected. One army moved toward Rauros while their Fangorn army met the Isengard one.
I played my brother's evil force.
I had 500 point army against an 700 point army.
I took an Uruk-hai captain with heavy armour, 8 scouts with bows, 20 warriors, 10 with pikes and 10 with shields. 10 Orc with spears, 4 berserkers and Vrasku.
My brother took 24 wood elves and 33 Galadhrim warriors( 12 with blades, 10 with spears and 11 with bows) lead by Legolas and Haldir.



Turn 1
We started and just moved. My bows managed to kill three Galadhrim archers while my brother's one managed to kill two of mine Uruk-hai scouts archers.
Turn 2
The movement went up and the bows just killed two elves, archers again while my brother killed two archers of mine plus an Uruk-hai with shield, a berserker and an orc spearman.
Turn 3
My brother got priority for first time and he attacked me. With arrow I killed two galadhrim and one wood elf. He just killed another Berserker. In fight I killed one Galadhrim and five wood elves!!! While he only one Uruk-hai. Even with less point I would do everything I could.
Turn 4
I got priority. The fights went on. The arrows killed Vrasku and an Uruk-hai.  In fights I killed three  Galadhrim elves while I lost three Uruk-hai and a Berserker.

 Turn 5
I got priority. The alst turn in which I break. Two archers fell by arrows and while I managed to kill three enemies two uruk-hai along an orc fell I break. I manage to kill 20/30 of the warriors needed to win.

End of battle

Turn 5
Priority: Gondor-Evil men- Isengard-Elves
Gondor got 100 points and created an army to protect Minas tirith. The east army moved to take Ithilien whiel the other one took river Gilrain. The evil men wnt 1000 points in total. They created a 700 points army at Dead marshes while one army moved outside Minas tirith. The other one wasn't able to get out of Mordor. Isengard took only 100 points. My brother moved his 300 points army instead of the 500 one to fight the 500 elven force at Helm's deep. The other army went north trying to save Misty mountains. The elves surprisingly just took 100 points.
So Helm's deep, castle battle, until the end:
I took a captain with heavy armour, 10 Uruk-hai with shields, 8 scouts with shields and 8 Uruk-hai with pikes. My brother would win easily of course again. He took again Legolas, Haldir, all the wood elves, along 11 Galadhrim warriors( four blades, four spears and shields, three bows)/ So 27 versus 37 in a castle.


 Turn 1
Just moved and got shooted. y captain died because of Legolas and Haldir along two Uruk-hai with shields.
Turn 2
My brother got priority this time.
Very same as last turn.Only one Uruk-hai with shields fell.
Turn 3
Arrived at the wall. From arrows died another Uruk-hai with shield. In fight one Uruk-hai with shields got killed while I killed two wood elves. i would lose of course but I would kill as many as I could.
Turn 4
From arrows died one Uruk-hai with shield while in battles I dominated killing 5 Wood elves bringin the difference at 10 models again.
Turn 5
The elves shot down one Uruk-hai with pike. In battle died two wood elves and two uruk-hai. One with shield and one with pike.
Turn 6
Mt brother gt priority as for the whole game we wnt me-him expect the last turn.
Two arrows killed one scouts and one pikeman.  In battle I killed one wood elf and one Galadhrim. The elves killed another scouts and another pike.
Turn 7
I was broken. Three warriors left, two scouts and one with shields.
Byy arrows fell two Uruk-hai with pikes while in fight the last Uruk-hai with pike and two Uruk-hai with shields. At least I killed another wood elves.
Turn 8
 Warriors remaining before one leaves(Uruk-hai shields from fear.) They fought bravely and while no one got killed they manage to kill an wood elf.
Turn 9
Only one warriors remained and he atatcked a wood elf archers(the one with the huge base.) Haldir shoot two arrows, the one hitted the uruk and the other one his friend. Both died. So I lost but I manage to kill 15 enemies, aound the 4/10 of a bigger force that also had a castle. Not so bad.

Isengard lost another army. And here is how the map is by the end of turn 5.

So:
1st Elves 6
2nd Evil men 5
3rd-4th Gondor and Isengard 3
Is clear that isengard and Gondor are in a real bad situation while Evil emn rises taking advantage of the elves trying to find out strategic points at difficult-terrain areas.
Here is how Middle earth looks like now:

Wood elves ready!

Just finished to day the wood elves of my brother... Just normally painted:

Πέμπτη, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2011

Middle-earth in flames

So today me and my brother started the Lotr campang Middle-earth in flames. Instead of Mordor we used evil men and instead of Rohan elves. Evil men can have also orcs and Ringwraiths. I took Gondor and the evil men while my brother Isengard and Elves. We used the special rules who gives each faction an advntage

Each faction starts with two 500 points armies, one in the capital and one around the capital in the fields.

Turn 1:
Priority: Elves-Evil men-Isengard-Gondor
Each faction got 100 points in their treasure total. The elves got Helm's deep and both armeis went north taking under control West Emnet, The evil men weren't too lucky, one army moved toward Minas morgul while the other towards Barad-dur. As for Isengard one army passed north between the mountains while the other took the Gap of Rohan. Last Gondor one of Gondor's army went up towards Cair andros while the other went south taking Pelagrir.
Turn 2
Priority: Evil men-Gondor-Isengard-Elves
Evil men just took another +100 from their capital automatically. The south army moved really slow while the other one passed conquering Morannon and mving outside the mountains of Mordor. Gondor was the only one to got to 300 points in treasure total. The north army wasn't able to pass the woods while the Pelagrir one moved just one spot and another army was created of 300 points. Isengard had as the elves 200 points in their treasure total. Their south army moved just one spot while the other went north taking the misty mountains. The elves moved to take East Emnet and Fangorn.
Turn 3
Priority:Isengard-Elves-Gondor-Evil Men
Isengard got +200 points and created an 300 points  army at Orthanc while their armies moved throught mountains and fields towards Fangorn. Elves also got +200 points arriving 400. The elven army managed to get Fangorn while the other one moved full taking under control East Emnet and Entwash. My army of Gondor on south moved unluckily only one space while the other one passed Cair Andros and arrived near the dead marshes I also added+100 points at the Pelagrir's army but I forgot to move it. The south evil emn army really moved slow, the north one took dead marshes and attackd my gondor army. As I couldn't fight myself my brother played the evil force.
I had Faramir with ehavy armour and horse, 6 Minas tirith knights, 26 Minas tirith warriors 1o with only shields and 16 with both shields and spears along three rangers and 8 citadel guard archers.
My brother had Dark Marshal on amoured horse along 20 Easterlings, 7 Haradhrim raiders of which three ha dspears, three bows and one a banenr along 17 orcs, 11 with spears and 6 with shields.
We had agreed outside castle to play Meeting engagement. The first to be reduced to 22 models would lose.
We deployed:



Turn 1
We just moved forward expect our riders, we didn't dare to atatck with them. I had priority. My arrows killed on Easterling with shield while my brother a Minas tirith rider and a horse.
Turn 2
My brother took priority and attacked. My remaining warriors moved in an attemp to hit them from the back. As my brother didn't move his riders again I did with the hope of getting priority on the next turn.
With the arrows one Warrior of Minas tirith with spear got killed as a Haradhrim rider with bow. In the battle warriors fell equally, two Minas tirith warriors and two Easterlings all with shields.
Turn 3
I took priority. My warriors did everything they could. On the far the riders got into conflict. No archer killed anyone but in battle two orcs with spears fell  while I lose three spearmen of Minas tirith. From 45 models my brother was at 39 while from 44 I was at 37.

Turn 4
My brother took priority and the conflicts didn't stopped.The Dark marshal thre two black darts killing one Minas tirith warrior with shield. Two Minas tirith warriors with spears got killed and one citadel guard archer too, just from arrows. In combat were also killed three Minas tirith warriors with shields, I rolle dawfulyl while brought good results. And  I killed one Haradgrim rider and the Haradhrim with the banner.

Turn 5
The fights didn't stoppe and althought the bows didn't do anything one ranger got killed while my warriors killed another rider and an Easterling with a shield.

Turn 6
Another turn wher My brother took priority(third time in a row) and the bows did nothing. The fight were really hard with the loses of one Minas tirith warrior with spear and an orc with spear along an easterling with shield.

Turn 7
The battle ranger on with me having priority this turn. The easterling archers managed to kill a ranger. An orc with spear got killed but in return I lost a mina stirith warriors with shield. My brother had 32 warriors and so I had to kill 10 while he had 5 because my current number of miniatures was 27.


Turn 8
Last and most unfortunate turn. My brother got priority, his Easterlings archers killed two Citadel guards and in combat may I killed two easterlings and one orc with spear but he finished 4 Minas tirith warriors of mine breaking me. The game end with my evil army prevailing.
After the end of turn 8

And so here is the map by the end of turn three leaving Gondor's nothern borders unprotected.

So 1stElves-6
2nd-4th everyone else-3
And here is a map of the game created by me you may like.