This past Saturday, my Stirlanders took to the field of battle to fight off and invasion by Nordland of all places! The photos that follow will hopefully give a fair account of that grim battle...
|A peaceful field, soon to be soaked in The Empire's blood...|
|General Bob of Nordland, and his army arrayed to oppose mine.|
|Cavalry...that would prove to be a problem.|
|My Stirlanders advance! An enemy handgunner unit has already been gutted thru a combination of magic and arrows. In return my spearmen detachment suffered the same fate. However those two surviving spearmen would soon prove their mettle!|
|Battle is joined!|
|...and the first round ends in a draw! My swordsmen are crushed beneath Nordland's knight's flank charge! My General and Halberders hold his Great Swords in place meanwhile my Great Swords pursue the fleeing Nordland halbeders!|
|Nordland's halberders rally only to be broken and pursued once again by my Great Swords (and their 2 spearmen). Meanwhile Bob fortifies himself with more caffeine!|
|My general's regiment receives yet another charge and is dwindling fast! However taking yet another swig from his 'Bottle of Belligerence' (Crown of Command) He holds the line single handedly and would continue to do so for another two turns!|
|My General finally falls, while the shattered remnants of the Black Guard of Morr (Great Swords) finally run off the Nordland halberders and prepare to withstand a deadly crossfire of handguns and artillery...|
|...and withstand it they did!|
|Casting irresistible force and blasting all spells from his mind, my Amber wizard uses the Transformation of Kadon to turn himself into a mighty Horned Dragon...um...Spider. Hey, at least its a little closer than a Space Marine Rhino!|
|Don't shoot it lads, its on our side! Unfortunately, the Nordland hellblaster volley gun tore it to ribbons before it the dragon-spider was able to reach the enemy's line.|
|Looky there boys...knights!|
|With his intrepid companions having finally fallen (including those two spearmen), my BSB takes on the depleted Nordland Great Swords, and would hold them in check thru to the battle's end.|
lol, much fun was had, though when all was tallied up, Bob's Nordlanders had decisively carried the field! I suppose I need to get a dragon or something similar as my Amber wizard has a habit of transforming himself into large beasties. Some cavalry might be a good idea as well, as the cannon could never seem to take more than one down at a time. That said, surprisingly, none of the warmachines blew themselves up!
Still, was good to see another Empire army in action with a more veteran general than I, as it gave me some insights into how to better use my army. Neverness stayed for the game and it sounds as though he might have an Empire themed campaign in mind. Hmm....