Friday, 24 August 2012

Face-off 2012 Final Moria Vs Harad

Previous encounters:
The goblins have had a laid-back couple of battles, facing the elves, an initially tough battle but once all the goblins had arrived it concluded pretty quickly to a score of 22-7.
The next battle was against the orcs, previous battles suggested what was going to happen, but with some slow manoeuvring the orcs crumpled like paper under the prowler's axes, for a victory of 18-4.

The Haradrim have been very lucky considering their opponents. The Rohirrim should have out-thrown them, picketing them with throwing spears. but only one spear found it's mark and to little avail. the horse-lords were beaten 15-4.
The other encounter was against the armoured dwarves, outnumbered and outmatched they managed to trap and slaughter all of them by the end of the 9th turn, and the Dwarf king killed by the Serpent lord.

Team analysis: the goblins have a major advantage in numbers 2:1. However the south-men have a fight value advantage, although their defence may not hold against twice their number. Suladan will own Durburz on  six days of the seven day week. due to his extra attack,wound, better fight value and twice the move rate. the only advantage Durburz has is one more fate point.

Setup: Seven trees, two ruins, one rocky outcrop, three houses, four walls

Scenario: To Kill a King

1st turn - Goblins
Both leaders order their warriors forward

Move and Flank maggots!!!

2nd turn - Harad
Suladan trots behind the building, preventing a throwing weapon onslaught. 

Goblin #1"Is there a guy hiding behind that house?"
3rd turn - Harad
Suladan goes for gold charging into the swarm of goblins. His guard hasten to aid him but are unable to.

Durburz and another goblin join the fight hoping for an early wound(s).

Still flanking
The serpent lord fends off the attacks, then slices a prowlers and ending the motion cleaving off Durburz's head!! (-1might Suladan)(-3might,-2fate Durburz)

Nearby one of his guard is cut down, He engages the goblins responsible, squishing them against the house.

In one turn Suladan killed five goblins, one of which was the king of goblins. using a single might point. This is what the field looked like after that turn of fighting.

Normally that would be it, but Suladan killed five in one turn, how much more could he do?

4th turn - Goblins
Suladan calls a heroic move.

More flanking
The serpent lord Slams into the goblins, squashing the three he was in combat with. His guard fail to kill one.

Anyway the Haradrim were victorious regardless, whether by luck or sheer brilliance they are the Champions!!
By a score of (17-4)

  • Harad = 10pts(winning scenario) +5pts(killing enemy leader) + 2pts(killing five enemies in two turns) = 17
  • Moria = 4pts(losing scenario) = 4

Suladan managed eight of the nine kills of the battle, in total though he killed 14 enemies in three games easily securing the title of the Man of the Tournament.

Anyway next time will probably be painting so,

Until then


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Author Drawn

A small time-out from the Face-off battles, and also because I wanted to add pictures to the blog :)

Here is some of the drawings that I have acquired over the past year in my as-level classes:

(btw I was working too)

Randomosity at it's strangest, still no idea what I was 
Now a sword inspired from feudalism II, the demonslayer 
or black curse(?) 
An egg from Dorset, the 450million year old one (pic below)

The design of a one-sided guard sword, hopefully more ergonomic
My favourite, a dwarven design sort of
Fairly obvious
Actually done in pen, not very well
An atom and two electrons, not scale drawn might I point out.
The second cutlass, the first got coffee stained so I traced another 
If you've read Artemis Fowl, this is my idea of how Opal's Shuttle 
would look like in Opal's Deception The one furtherest leftwards 
probably best describes it imo
Another one from Artemis Fowl, this time my idea of a Titanium pod
 despite not looking much like a tear-drop.
A cube, though not initially from Artemis Fowl
Dwarven designs(?) on a shield
My idea of the perfect phone, although I have one, Nokia C3
and not exactly perfect but hey
My first drawing last year, some sort of hovercar
The second drawing last year, boomerang for a reason?

That concludes my drawings last year

C&C welcome

Until then


Monday, 20 August 2012

Face-off 2012 3rd place Mordor Vs Dwarves

Previous encounters:
The Mordorians had a great start to the games winning against the Easterlings 18-4, and having Shagrat killing Amdur!
The second encounter was with the goblins, who the orcs have always won against (4-2 and 8-3 in the Sbg tournament), this time they lost against them 18-4 being thoroughly whipped.

The dwarves had an easy first battle, with exception to the guards playing games,  winning 18-4 against Gondor. They had also killed Faramir by the king's hand.
The next battle was against the lucky Haradrim, who had crushed the Rohirrim 15-4. Again the Haradrim were lucky to ease through against the dwarves defeating every single model before turn 10!!

Both teams were favourites to get into the final, unfortunately they're going to fight over 3rd rather than 1st.

Team analysis: The Mordorians have an edge here, fight value, no. of might points, and move rate will play a key role. While the dwarves have the edge in fight value, the orcs have a greater number of models, an extra might point, and 1''/2cm more of movement per turn.

Setup: Two trees, two rocky outcrops, four walls and five objectives

Scenario: Domination

1st turn - Mordor
The initial move, leaves one orc tumbling over a wall with a lose brick in his skull. fortunately no-one else makes this mistake.

2nd turn - Dwarves
The main partitions of the enemy forces approach the well.

3rd turn - Mordor
Shagrat issues the charge, by the well and over the wall

Shagrat issues a heroic combat killing the enemy dwarf then engages the dwarf king, a fight the king kills the other fighting orc. (-2might Shagrat).

4th turn - Dwarves
Another round of attacks.

Clever orcs attack the king
The king shoves the orcs back, cleaving one in the process, then charges Shagrat, which he losses but no wounds are exchanged. (-2might Dwarf King)

5th turn - Mordor
The forces melee again.

Shagrat only manages one kill, and one other orc is killed.

6th turn - Mordor
The wall defending dwarves organise into defending objective and helping their kinsdwarf(?).

Shagrat gets one more kill, and another orc is downed. In the Dwarf King's fight he gets a four(maximum), which is fortunate since another kill would break the orcs, who would gain more objectives, and win.

7th turn - Dwarves
The king takes a chance if they could gain the upper-hand at the well, it would be now, orders his fellows into a simple battle plan.

Shagrat and the dwarf king duel, with the king proving his name, and splitting Shagrat with his axe, no fate could save him.

The 2:1 orcs pin the dwarf and smash through his armour with ease. This leaves the orcs to win if the battle ended now, two fights remained. The first goes to the orc, but no-one is harmed, the second goes to the dwarf, inspired by his king, beheading the enemy orc dwarf style (like a slice through the belly). The shot at the end of the round:

3 Dwarves and 3 orcs = all evens
The counting of objectives:

Two to the Dwarves

Two to the Orcs
And the well has all evens so...

The die has been cast.

And for those Latin viewers:
Alea iacta est

(sorry couldn't resist)

Meaning a dwarven victory at 3-2!!

Anyway the overall score is (21-6)

  • Dwarves = 3pts(objective no.) + 10pts(winning scenario) + 5pts(breaking enemy force) + 3pts(killing enemy leader) = 21
  • Mordor = 4pts(losing scenario) + 2pts(objective no.) = 6

So the dwarves clinch 3rd place (that was too close) and the Mordorians must settle for 4th place.

Next battle is the final:

Harad Vs Moria

Until then


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