Well this week the enemy fled before the mediocrity of the GK retinue horde and instead a day later I played another game of Mordhiem. Now, true to form, my rats won even though we had realized that in prior games that we were doing the rout tests wrong which would have sent my rodents fleeing for their lives (taking them once reduced to 25%, not as soon as we suffered 25% casualties). Such is the way of learning to play a game. Anyways we played scenario #8 (I believe) out of the rule book in which there are no routs tests unless taken voluntarily.
So, the Skaven won, right?
I'm not too sure on that. In the aftermath of the game where we roll for injuries, income, etc., all of the accursed Reiklanders recovered without any injury (though they've amassed a few bitter enmities by this point). Meanwhile I once again had a giant rat and Verminkin die (thus maintaining my average).
What the hell?!?
Instead of spending my gold on new/cool stuff for the warband, it almost all goes towards filling the continuously opening holes in the ranks. The Skaven's lack of resilience apparently extends beyond just games of WHFB. To further complicate things, the rat below rolled 'The lad's got talent.' on the henchmen advances chart. At that point I had more heroes than henchmen!
The henchmen group he came from were equipped with clubs & shields (and almost identical paint jobs). After pondering for a moment on how to differentiate the henchman from the hero, i decided to just hire a new henchman equipping him like the old henchman, and to then just buy a sword for the newly elevated 'Snitch Blade'. Of course he came out of the as yet unpainted & unused slaves with swords & shields pile. However his hunched back & reversed blade set him apart enough not have him look like the other sword bearing henchmen models when they eventually hit the table (their swords are held blade first as is normal).
In any case, my Mordheim record up to this point is three pyrrhic victories and counting...