Sunday, 29 December 2013

Face-off 2013 1st round Moria Vs Theoden's Host

Well do I have a small late Christmas present for you, I hope you had a good one either-way.

Erkenbrand has a miniature legion of Rohirrim, to face off a small number of goblins and a troll. The advantages the goblins have is that they could be able to use their numbers sooner than the Rohirrim, who may end up waiting for all of their models to enter the board, and the troll will be able to outfight Erkenbrand. Once they have all entered, the goblins should be at a 33% number disadvantage, so securing the objective will be much harder even when they could be at half strength.

Moria Vs Theoden's Host (Take and Hold)


7 Rohirrim, 3 goblins and the troll enter the board
Four of the Rohirrim move towards the objective,
while the goblins and troll fight the others
One warrior falls to the tiny creatures
2 more Rohan warriors and all the other Goblins enter play
One is speared before he could even move
The goblins move towards the secured objective
Then Erkenbrand arrives
The Chaotic melee ensues 
And two are killed on either side
Erkenbrand tries to trap the troll, while more Rohirrim come to their aid
Yet the troll smashes the straw heads aside, and squashes two,
The goblin captain also claims one, breaking the Rohirrim
Yet the battle doesn't end to the Rohirrim's relief
The captain enters the main battle for the objective
The troll lands a blow to Erkenbrand's helm, which was left cloven,
and the veteran captain barely alive. The Goblin captain gets another,
and a single goblin is killed elsewhere breaking the Goblin force
The battle continues further!
One goblin flees
The Troll finally grinds Erkenbrand into the ground
And the battle ends

However the troll misses the 3''/8cm zone!
With two models of both sides within 3''/8cm of the objective, It's a Draw!

Since it's a draw the sum of all points earned will be the decider, such that:

Moria = 7pts(drawing scenario) + 3pts(killing leader) + 5pts(Breaking Rohirrim) = 15
Theoden's Host = 7pts(drawing scenario) + 5pts(Breaking Goblins) = 12

Therefore Moria shall progress to the next round, Leaving the Rohirrim feeling hard done by.

Ironically if Erkenbrand had used both might points to win the fight, the troll would have been within 3''/8cm of the marker, and given the Goblins a victory.
However losing the fight made the points difference smaller, clever Erkenbrand.

Next time will be the final first round battle between The Easterlings and Isengard Raiders in Seize the Prize

Until then


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