Mordheim Battle Report: Blood on the Streets
With some unexpected time off, I managed to get two games of Mordheim in with Mike today. Smashing games they were too - both played with our Gaming Philosophy in mind - lots of terrain, lots of fluff, a few skirmishing models.
This is part of a series of on-off games we're playing as part of a casual campaign, using the Fourth Kingdomites - a shooty warband with lots of muskets and pistols. Facing off against them were Prince Leopold's finest, a tough warband that has won just about every encounter so far. A daunting prospect!
We diced for the Street Fight scenario, where a single road running through the middle is bordered by a row of houses, the rest of the board being impassible. The objective was to get off the other side of the table.
- John Carew - leader
- 'Naughty' Sally - champion
- 'Deadeye' Rupert - champion (musketeer)
- 'Strongarm' Roger - champion (musketeer)
- 'Bish' (The Bishop of Ropeth & Mundy) - champion
- The Three Musketeers - henchmen with muskets
Prince Leopold's Finest
- Leopold, Prince of the People - leader, top floor
- Gunther - champion, middle floor (L-R)
- Maximilian - champion
- Josef- champion
- Alec - champion
- Karl - champion
- Marienburg Dandies Fencing Association - henchmen with swords
- Marienburg Archery Society - henchmen with longbows
- Tiny the Ogre
|The board, complete with random gantries and ladders that make our games so enjoyable. I started with my missile-heavy warband in the bottom right, Mike's all-rounders in the top left.|
|A view down Mordheim's main street...|
|My warband prepares to set off into the gloom...|
|My now-legendary marksman, 'Deadeye' Rupert. Thanks to a series of lucky skill rolls, he can now fire his musket twice per turn and ignore cover, and has had some success at picking off people from across the board.|
|John Carew, my warband leader, eagerly charges into the fray alone and is wounded by Josef. |
Fortunately, an upgrade roll in the last game gave him two wounds and kept him in the fight!
A shock victory for the Fourth Kingdomites! Usually I lose horribly, my shooty warband is quickly outflanked and overwhelmed in close combat. This time, however, they got a few lucky breaks with some long-ranged shots and I managed to force them to break before the nasty Ogre could get stuck in. I should contextualise this by mentioning that this is the first ever game I've won in this campaign, and the follow-up match was a brutal slaughter in which three of my champions were thrown of gantries and taken out of action. Ouch.
Well played Mike!
Bye for now,