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This was meant to be a battle report of Norse versus the Goldenscale Army, but alas it was not to be. Some poor positioing followed by one of those games where you roll little other than 1s and 2s and your opponent seems unable to roll below 5 meant I chucked the game in as soon a decently possible.
Here is the army of failure. No, it wasn’t them. It was the dice. Dice shaming is a thing, right?
This is based on the Goldenscale Army list I posted earlier. It uses Winter’s Chill as the God, with the Half-Redeemed (mounted) a dragonpriest, and a Deadscale captain as the legends.
The mortals include goldenscale riders, archers, and warriors, plus a unit of hoard-guard and a unit of deadscale warriors.
Alas, it was not to be.
The ‘real game’ was 1,000 points of Norse versus Norse.
We are just starting out so a few errors were made, the chief one being – both armies used Thor as their God! In truth, the players should have diced off to see who gets to keep their god, with the loser having to use a different God. Harsh!
The first pic above shows both armies just after deployment. If there’s one lesson that was learned today it is to keep your mortals close to your god!
You can see above the army in the right is clustered around its god (the model on the larger round base). This army won (spoilers, right?). Being able to activate or react on a 3 instead of a 4 makes the world of difference.
A couple of turns later the board looked like this:
The troll on the lower right of the pic kept winning its combats, pushing the unit of vikings back until the last one went off the table edge. This was the only ray of sunshine for the ‘orc norse’. The player used old Games Workshop Warhammer models for his army, which worked fine and made a point of difference between the two armies.
Otherwise the three units of vikings you see stayed together, stayed close to their god, and shrugged off the early loss of their legends t push through and win the day.
Both armies reached their break point of 50% models, and a unit of vikings that was too far from Thor ran from the table, making the winning player’s victory more slender than it might have been and again reminding us to stay close to the god.
The game was enjoyable for both players though, and fun to watch too!