Yesterday I had a small game of 160 points. The armies were Trollbloods (Shadow Trolls) versus Nordgaard (Clan Dwarves).
My list was the following (as in – painted stuff):
Obsydian Nightmare with Gloomwyrm Tail, Sacrifical Shade, Discarnate, Grayblood
3 Skullsmasher Oakbows
I tend to play more with Dusk Whip, enjoying the economy of a larger number of attacks, but I wanted to check out some of the other items. Plus, with Blindness Dwarves have an amusing movement of 0, so I wanted to have some amusement.
My opponent (Celion) fielded:
Warsmith with some 3 Act hammer, Fimbul Boots, some armour
The Dwarf who never drinks alone in a forest
4 Fjell Warriors
We played a straight-up fight, or at least I was hoping it to go like this.
I launched my Feral Hammerfist with Discarnate on him forwards, to draw the enemy into a charge.
What actually happened was that the Dwarves decided to go drinking in the forest, avoid my oh-so powerful Skullsmashers.
So I waltzed around the forest, hoping to get a bead on some uncareful Dwarf.
The Bloodvarg left the forest and tried to flank me, but moved too close to the Hammerfist. The big brute left the vicinity of the forest and smashed the pooch into the ground over two rounds of combat, but almost died in the process.
Seeing that my opponent was still expecting to find Snow White in the forest, I moved up my Nyghtmare to heal up the Hammerfist with Grayblood. I also managed to outpace the Dwarves in our little game of hide-and-seek and damaged the Fjell Warriors with the Oakbows.
Finally deciding to bring the game closer to an end, I moved up my Hammerfist to the forest,hoping to at least beat up the Drinkmeister. I managed to bring him down to one wound, but the big bad brute finally fell under the combined blows of the Brewmaster and Warsmith. As a follow-up, the Warsmith tried to knock down the Oakbows, but did not hit. They ran for the hills after this futile attempt.
The Nyghtmare decided to humiliate some Dwarves, and started by moving up, casting Discarnate on the unit, reducing their damage output by half. Next, the dwarves failed their fear test. Finally, I smacked the leader, reducing him to movement zero and MEL 1. The Dwarves still managed to put a lot of wound on me (basically, every attack hit). The Gnolls moved up, just because they could.
In the next round the Warmsmith smashed up the Oakbows and approached the Obsidian Nightmare.
I won initiative in the following round and attacked the Warsmith, blinding him (his counter-attack missed). Feeling tired and lucky I decided, that being faced by two MOV 0 Dwarves, I might as well scramble, move away, and heal up next round with Greyblood. The free strike from the Warsmith hit and did a considerable amount of damage. Then came the humiliation – the blinded Fjell Warrior actually managed to hit me with a crit and send me to oblivion (I never used my Sacrifical Shade, forgot about it completely).
If anything, I learned to remember about the sub-faction ability of the Shadow Trolls, that Dwarves with zero movement bring much hilarity as a concept, and that Discarnating enemy units in larger games will just be plain evil.