On Beastmen: Final Day...

... for awhile.  I actually have blogs in the can on this subject, but I'm skipping ahead, for no apparent reason.

These images come from my game with Big Whit, everyone's brother from another mother (assuming she smothered you in her covers until you spluttered and muttered, or something like that), a buddy of mine. 

(What?  My friends are ruthless; show no weakness.)

We played what will be my final game of Warhammer Fantasy until the new edition... 'cause basically there's no reason to relearn a game that's changing.  Still, I've been thinking a lot about Beastmen, and Fantasy, and how I want to approach the game in a competitive way when it's finally reintroduced hereabouts.

This was Turn One... and how do you like them apples?  Bestial Surge is very, very nice.  Big Whit found out he was way too close to the line.  But I'm showing you the picture to illustrate my thinking here.  Basically, screening is my friend; I'm not going to be afraid to double or triple up.  Before with Beastmen, I spread out, trying to limit the damage failed Leadership would do.  Screw that - it'll happen, but I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot with a poor setup.

Not that I think this one was great, but it's a start.  Everyone within range of the General and Battle Standard Bearer and my screening/diverting units out front.

If this sounds like Fantasy 101 and you're thinking, "Man, this is basic shit, dude," I'm here to tell you you're right.  Warhammer isn't my game.  I hope to get better though.

Anyway, I put a 10-strong unit of Gors and two 5-strong Warhounds in Ambush, though in hindsight the Warhounds are necessary to my setup - they're much better at the screening and diverting I need than the Gors...

...like so.  This unit of Warhounds peeled off to divert Kurt Helbourgh's (is that his name?) entire advance.  That 400+ character and the 200+ unit of Knights finished off this 30pt unit, but then ended up aiming in the wrong direction.

Again, basic stuff, but you can see how far away he is from the action.  My plan is to build my army around a few metric tons of dog meat, so hopefully 8th edition won't have the Fantasy version of kill points.

That's all I've got - Brent


Big Whit said...

Damn you Brent you killed my post again. I had a dream and now it will never see the light of day thanks to your craptacular battle report! I'll have you know that this is not the last game for me. I'll play up until 8th ed and then stop just to piss you off! How does my dictate?

Big Whit said...

Was that a little over the top? I can never tell.

Brent said...

Lol - no, never over the top, sir. I didn't realize I posted over you.

You'd better repost it tomorrow if you really want a dream...


ColKillgore said...
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ColKillgore said...

Lets try this again. Just FYI in the new armybook Chaos warhounds don't ambush. Only Gors and Ungors have the beastman ambush special rule.

Brent said...


Was your first comment, "Hey, Dumbass, play with all the rules?"


Good thing I didn't talk up how expert I am in Warhammer Fantasy!

Big Whit said...

Really doesn't matter we didn't even finish the game. Just trying to play something different.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I have to agree with Brent on the not playing till 8th.

As for the screening thing...you may want to wait and see if the rumors turn out true. If they do, screening will be gone. The current talk is true line of sight...so if he model is bigger I can see it. ]

I just think thinking or working on tactics for a game you don't know what the rules will be is a bit of a waste of time.

ColKillgore said...

If half the rumors about 8th are true then there will be a bunch of unhappy people. Myself I am looking forward to the change.

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