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Banebrood vs Nordgaard - Alan - 05-21-2019 12:53 PM

I introduced Godslayer to a couple of friends, and former WHFB players. Warbands were 200 pts and I chose models/units to provide exposure to many different aspects of the game (melee, missile, spell casting and continuous effects). There was too much going on for me to take notes for a full battle report, but here is a summary.

Banebrood
Bisotaur Shaman
Pestbringer
4 Fomorian Gut hackers

Nordgaard
Warsmith
6 Fjell Warriors
4 Fimbul Toughborns

Summary
The Bisotaur Shaman cast Bugstalk Eyes (+1 DEF) on the Gut hackers and made it permanent. He would later cast Exoskeleton (+1 ARM) and also make it permanent. With good die rolling and the Guthackers Aura of Corruption the Banebrood player was successful on every spell he cast.

The Nordgaard drew first blood as the Toughborns killed one Gut Hacker from long range. The dice were definitely hot, including one critical hit. The Toughborns also used their Stand Ready tactic numerous times to hinder the Banebrood movement.

The Pestbringer got close enough to the Fjell Warriors to use his Rotting Corpse MIS attack. Three warriors became infected with the Bubonic Plague (d3+1 direct damage). They would later die from this.

The Warsmith ordered the Embolden tactic (+1 MOV when charging) on the Fjell Warriors, and gave them an ACT. They were able to charge the Pestbringer, with three models in melee range. After resolving the charge, they spent an ACT to move and bring the rest of the unit in melee range. They were then able to attack again and kill the Pestbringer. The Banebrood player was upset that a bunch of little guys could kill his big model, but I reminded him that it was a good thing that a single model can’t just dominate.

The Gut Hackers charged the Warsmith, losing one model as they moved over the Stand Ready template. The Nordgaard player chose not to counter attack, and failed on three of four protection rolls, which resulted in the Warsmith being killed without striking a single blow.

The Gut Hackers next went for the Toughborns, and using their Circular Slash tactic, easily killed them. The Bisotaur shaman charged the remaining Fjell Warriors and killed them, thus wiping out the Nordgaard warband.

Both players enjoyed the game and will play a couple of more times before deciding on a faction.


RE: Banebrood vs Nordgaard - j3w - 11-25-2019 03:09 PM

Hi Alan, I have read your battle report just now (it seems I have missed it before).

Looks like the Bisotaur Shaman finished the little ones Smile

How was your next battles. Have you found satisfaction playing at 200 points or have you played at bigger scale?


RE: Banebrood vs Nordgaard - Alan - 12-22-2019 03:24 PM

(11-25-2019 03:09 PM)j3w Wrote:  Hi Alan, I have read your battle report just now (it seems I have missed it before).

Looks like the Bisotaur Shaman finished the little ones Smile

How was your next battles. Have you found satisfaction playing at 200 points or have you played at bigger scale?

Played a 3 person game with these same two players but they seemed to focus more on criticism rather than learning the game. They have lots of baggage from Warhammer. There is a different player that I have played the most, but he has been busy with work, and any free time has been dedicated to building gaming area in my garage. We are both waiting on Wave 2 orders so hopefully we will resume playing soon.

I find 200 pts will usually allow one more individual model or unit, than starter box, so a little more strategy. I like it for experienced gamers but would probably do 160 for someone new to gaming.



RE: Banebrood vs Nordgaard - j3w - 12-22-2019 05:40 PM

(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  they seemed to focus more on criticism rather than learning the game
That is interesting, I have friends that have played WFB more than half their time spent on wargames also. I need to convince them ;)
So I am curious what were their arguments or doubts against Godslayer rules.

(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  any free time has been dedicated to building gaming area in my garage
I was renovating my newest acquisition which is an old house that needs attention with everything, but I have manage to handle most of the space at the moment so I am closer to organising a place to play (at least I have the living room ready with a big table for now ;) )

(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  I find 200 pts will usually allow one more individual model or unit, than starter box, so a little more strategy.
Need to check for possibilities using my Army Builder (link in the footer), but honestly I was thinking about 2-3 games with low points and then starting 350 points because it seems that the system is balanced with a focus on that point level :)


RE: Banebrood vs Nordgaard - Alan - 01-12-2020 01:30 PM

(12-22-2019 05:40 PM)j3w Wrote:  
(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  they seemed to focus more on criticism rather than learning the game
That is interesting, I have friends that have played WFB more than half their time spent on wargames also. I need to convince them Wink
So I am curious what were their arguments or doubts against Godslayer rules.

One thought Lord of Decay was too powerful. The other got upset when I shared something about a Wave 2 unit I play tested. He felt it had a special rule that went too much against basic game rules.

(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  any free time has been dedicated to building gaming area in my garage
I was renovating my newest acquisition which is an old house that needs attention with everything, but I have manage to handle most of the space at the moment so I am closer to organising a place to play (at least I have the living room ready with a big table for now Wink )

(12-22-2019 03:24 PM)Alan Wrote:  I find 200 pts will usually allow one more individual model or unit, than starter box, so a little more strategy.
Need to check for possibilities using my Army Builder (link in the footer), but honestly I was thinking about 2-3 games with low points and then starting 350 points because it seems that the system is balanced with a focus on that point level Smile

There is a lot to read on the cards so start with low points. I have each profile card in a plastic sleeve so I line through any rule that is not relevant for a particular game. 300-350 seems like a good number. I like units at close to maximum so they don't easily flee.