Friday, November 30, 2007

Crouching Dragon, Paper Giant

So, if you hadn't already guessed, I lost my first battle against the new 7th edition High Elves. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be although there were poor dice rolling on both sides. My friend documented the whole event. Here's the link.

I thought it was a pretty close game until near the end when my Warlock Engineer was overrun by unit of Phoenix Guards. Why O why didn't I move him off the hill? It might not have mattered much but I think I would've at least been able kill off the dragon or the chariot... ok the chariot...maybe. I knew I wasn't going to win, but I knew I could've at least got it to a minor victory or possibly a draw.

My only highlight from the game was when my Warlock Engineer atop a hill popped the dragon mage off of his dragon mount. That felt pretty good. Of course, it was the same Warlock who was run over by the Phoenix Guard.

For next time(oh yes, there better be a next time!) there are a few things I might change. If I choose to replace my giant I may pick up a cannon and a small unit of jezzails. I think I definitely need my plague censors bearers when going up against the HE. The Phoenix Guard made a pretty big impact in the game so they'll be high on my target list.

The new HE is a really tough army especially with a dragon at 1500 points. Hopefully, I can figure out a Skaven list that can hold up... soon!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Quick Update

Haven't posted in awhile so I thought I'd post a preview blurb on what I hope will be future posts :)

A couple weeks ago I got to play against my buddy's High Elf army with the new 7th edition rules in a small 1500point battle. Let's just say the new and improved HE are just that.

This past Thanksgiving break I went to an annual Geek Night where we play board games and video games 'til the wee hours. As usual I had fun and got a chance to play a couple new ones.

Also over the break I actually had time to paint a bit! Can you believe it? It wasn't much but it was something. Pics soon to come.

Now playing: Explosions In The Sky - Welcome, Ghosts
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