On to the gaming!
My Skaven were part of the Evil Alliance attempting to take the city of Avalone. Sadly we failed in out efforts to take the castle. To be fair it was a flipping long walk and there was a LOT of Treemen to get through (10+) and those b#ggers take some felling. There were many deployed against my Skaven and frankly if I never see another one again in my lifetime then I'll be a very happy Rat. I tried Warpfire, Poison Wind, Plague Censers and ranked up Clan Rats, all bounced off of them and the Ents minced everything in their paths in return.
I attempted to tunnel under the walls to spring a surprise on the defenders but this was a miserable failure. I only got a few units into the castle grounds itself due to narrow gap filled by routers, a wind blast spell that seemed to never end and some very stubborn defending by Slann, Helblitzen, Estalians and, dare I admit it, Halflings - the shame of it!
Even though we didn't really come close to taking the city I feel my own personal objective was achieved, Warlord Snickit had already decided that if he couldn't take the city above ground he'd play the long game instead. The good people of Avalone now have an outpost of the Skaven Under Empire living beneath their feet. The sewers are infested and as the city goes about it's daily life the Skaven will endure, they will grow in numbers and one day they will rise up and take the city.
Probably the most important part of the weekend was making new friends to play games with. Indeed it looks like those of us in the Bedfordshire region will be aiming to meet up soon and hopefully make it a semi-regular occasion. If nothing else then the weekend was worth it for that! I look forward to taking to the field to playing Fimir, High Elves and Bretonnians and then hit the space lanes to play some Rogue Trader!
Below are a selection photos I took of the event. First up a few shots of the display cabinets with some classics from White Dwarf and other publications:
Next up the awesome Si-Fi scenery made by Whiskey Priest, I am soooooooo going to push to get a game on this stuff!
And now some photos of the siege:
|Treebeard said "Something is about to happen that has not happened in an age................." Well I got news for ya Treebeard, Ent Moot's happened all the friggin' time here!!!!!|
|Some of Rab's beautiful Bretonnians|
|More of Rab's Bretonnians and some of Erny's Dwarfs|
|Erny's Ginger Nuts|
|Sending Minors into battle should be illegal...............................|
|Al'righter I gots me a gun, neow where's my cider|
|My Black Skaven sadly became very well aquainted with that organ gun|
|Some of Thantsants minis including Ajax the Battle Turtle|
|Lots of people have posted a similar photo to this and they're going on about the Giant's arse but no one seems to have noticed his gonads are out too................................|
|Battle Cat (or Cringer) along side the pink panther.|
* Jungle Meat................ mmmmmmmmmmmmm................................a heady mixture of lamb doner, chicken doner and some truly amazing pulled pork.................................