Tuesday 26 March 2013

The capture of the fleet of indies

 The Imperial fleet returned
from a long trip in search of gold
with their stores hevily loaded
with the income of the crown.

 But in their path rasised
the fortress of pain
a balck ark packed
with eagarness to slain

 And so it advanced 
into the foe's heart
the witch elves shouted
hungering for bloodbath

 In the midst of the fleet
where the helldrakes unleashed
surging from the deep
the treasure they taked
 Wile next tho them
a deathfortress arised
that attacking the stern
a wolfship consumed

 Surrounded by monsters
the empire men flattered
being captured by dozens
as the corsairs plundered
 But the stubborn remnants
to the towering ark headed
firing at it's bastions
their guns proudly roared
 But soon the drakes
where over them
with gargantuan bites
caused mayhem
 The last wolfship fell
as withces it's decks invaded
slaying like furies of hell
the poor ship grounded
 But in a last heroic attempt
to regain the battle and the gold
the imperials the ark boarded
to kill and of she take hold

 But vain were their intents
for the drucchi nobly fighted
despite minor in numbers
the dark elves prevalied
 An so the ark ran away
lefting the work tho the rest
 the wargalley was it's prey
sinking into the fishes's nest

 and so alone was left
the imperial greatship
it's broadsides fired
under the elfic whip
 But finally for she came
the time of captivity too
boarding it was ended the game
praised be Khaine for!

Game played with man'o war rules (games workshop)

The Battle of the Poros

In the years prior to the great war of the ring, the skirmishes around the frontiers of Gondor abundated, and some of them proved to be a serious threat to the security of the kingdom. Amongst these  none is more remembered with fear than the great incursion lead by the infamous Kamul the easterling and his infamous followers. Notice of the invasion spread fastly, and Boromir of Gondor and his brother Faramir rallied a force to oppose the invaders at the point where their advance could me most easilly putted to Halt: the river Poros.
 Kamul with his forces: a mûmak, haradrim infantry and a easterling phalanx.
 The defenders of Gondor: Farmamir, Boromir, bowmen, men at arms of minas tirith and a force of the magestic Dol Amroth swan knights.
 Faramir and his archers
 The river Poros, frontier between Gondor and the expansing lands of the darkness
 Boromir leads the gondorian cavalry.
 The dark powers start to move, the bowmen in the mumak's tower start to fire but with no effect.
 The gondorians move to protect the crossing
 Dol amroth and mounted archers advance to prevent the crossing of Sauron's infantry

The southernlings enter the river firing a continued rain of poisoned arrows.
 The men at arms march to the river accompanied by boromir
 sir cavalry to the left! roll over and crush them!
 after the dust settles nothing remains of the pride of Imrahil
 Bormoir charges valiantly to stop the monstruous beast, wile his infantry attacks the easterlings in the ford. The mumak suffers his first casualty due to shotting, but also injuries Boromir.
  After two round of combat the esterlings and Kamul cut the throats of the gondorians, the Mumak suffers from burst after burs of arrows, but his proximity with the nâzzgul assures that he pass all the control tests to preventing him from an stampede.
 After finishing Boromir the imponent Mûmak turns...
And crushes the gondorian archers. A Badly injuried Faramir leads the surviors of the force in retreat, the passage is secured and the invasion keeps on.

Monday 11 March 2013

Warhammer 40k eldars vs guard

 The lines of battle
 The disciplined ranks of the guard
four squads of veterans (two with camo cloacks, one with carpace armour)
four leman russ (2 with battle cannon, 1 exterminator, 1 punisher)
 The mystic eldars deploy behind cover
One wraithlord
Autarch on bike
Solitaire Phoenix lord
2 harlequin squads 
1 squad of gaurdians
1 squad of spectral guard
1 D cannon

 The eldar general
 And the guard Captain
 The eldars start to advance
 General advance using fleet of foot
 Some hungry dinosaurs using the rules of ordo malleus dixit
 the commander of the armoured company points the objective
 the guard movement: just the tank in the background
 A battlecannon shot blews up the specctral guard lefting just tho and the warlock
after concentrated fire from the punisher and the squad, the autarch is killed
 The executioner kills one crewman of the D cannon
 After the turn, the dinnosaurs attack the closest unit: a leman russ, unable to penetrate it's armour the dinos keep scratching at it
 2d turn eldars, the wraithlord and the harlequins closing by
 fleet foot everyone!
 The D cannon scores a hit, impending the command leman russ from shooting
 The vets are assaulted!
 Shuriken fire kills three guards
 the unit near the executioner is wiped in hand to hand and abandons the table!
 The same damage suffer the men in carpace, but after a duble 1 in morale hold their ground
 In the guard turn, the disabled leman russ runs across the table rolling over units until making flee the guardians with armoured brutality.
 General view in the 2d guard turn, the wraithlord keeps on  in spite of concentrated fire from several units that costs him 2 wounds. Menwhile the harlequins finishes with the unit in carpace and with his sacrificed comissar.
 The punisher turns and fires everything, when the dust lifts nothing remains of the Harlequins!
 The dinos keep on biting
 In the eldar 3d turn the wraithlord starts to smash the punisher, inmobilizing it. Next to him the D cannon conmotionates the executioner.
 the phoenix lord attacks the command squad starting to cause wounds
 The harlequins charge against a units of vets and cit their throats in the ensuing pursuit.
 In the guard's 3d turn the remains of the flank concentrate the fire and kill some Harlequins, but with their leadership of 10 they remain defiant
 The command leman russ destroys the guardian squad, at the end just one was left.
 Desperatly the punsiher tries to kill the wraithlord.
 The hahnd to hand continues in the centre
 Finally the eldar 4th turn, the wraithlord inmobilizes again the punisher (destroyed) and advances threateningly thowards the recovered executioner
 The last unit of gaurds is charged by the Harlequins and lefts the table.
 In the Imperial 4th and last turn the leman russ rolls over the harlequins, turns and with heavy flammer cooks three of four, the remaining death jester is left alone too close from hungry reptiles.
 Finally the executioner blows up the Wraithlord with a sigle lascannon shot
Raaargh! the dinosaurs get something to eat after their previously usuccesful efforts.
The winner of the day: the Leman Russ
(preparing steel storm, by ralph Horsley)

The outcome:

Imperial guard: 1300 victory points
Eldars 1000 vistory points

So a very hard vicotry for the guard with onli 300 victory points. A Pyrrich visctory? no ther are much more guardsmen from where those came...