Played my first game against my usual gaming opponent the other day. It was a great experience. I have been tabletop gaming for around 25 years and have played several different games. This is the first time ever that our first game felt like an actual game. Usually the first game is spent trying to get the rules and remembering what does what and where. Not this game. Very nice and intuitive rules!
It was my Nordgaard force against his Troglodytes.
His list was:
My list was
Brewer of Odrorir
We played "Open Battle" and it resulted in a draw.
I was pretty much a straightforward clash in the middle. None of us felt like trying anything too fancy in our very first game. My Bloodvarg charged his Greyhorns but was quickly killed. My Chainslayer did the whirlwind thing, but was charged by the Brutes and quickly went down as well. His Fleshpounder killed the Brewer. My Einherjer managed to avenge the fallen by charging his Fleshpounder and one-round it in proper dwarfish manner. Rest of the game was pretty much a slow grind. My Runegate Keeper ended the game surrounded by the remaining Brutes. Very cool and cinematic! My Einherjer killed the Greyhorns and the Hammerfist, and when the game ended, the leader of the Einherjer was still going toe to toe with the Duskborn.
All in all a great game, and we are having another game tomorrow.
I'm wondering what to get for my Nordgaard next?
I would rather have several factions, than one large with all the options (which is usually the way I approach these things). My next faction(s) is going to be either Halodynes or Banebeasts. Before I begin collecting any of those, I need a few more things for my Nordgaard collection.
So far I have:
Brewer of Odrorir
8 Fjell Warriors
I know I want to get another chainslayer. That guy is just too much fun. I feel pretty confident that another group of Einherjer will be great as well. I like the idea of a ultra small elite warband of rock hard dwarves. I'll get the toughborns as well when they are released. That's already a lot of things! But I want to get one more unit for the faction before I move on to either Halodynes or Banebeasts. I can't decide between the Kinswords or another unit of Fjell Warriors. it's Impossible to decide. Should I go all dwarf and focus on the Clan and Guild, or should I focus on the Clan sub-faction and have access to a more varied warband?
Thanks for reading
Thats all for me now