Friday, 24 March 2017

Hobbit Batrep: Gundabad Orcs v Dale (ish)

"There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go. "
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

What a challenge
Well, with Sam leaving the South for pastures new Rick arranged a battle, but this time instead of 3 players all-against-all, we challenged Sam to play two games simultaneously...

This is the first report, where Sams new Gundabad Army led by Bolg, with Ogres, Berserkers and Gundabad orcs take on Ricks Dale, Woses, combination.

Who will win in this challenge - Sam (playing two games at once) V Rick... pleas note I wasn't paying to much attention to this fight as I was playing same on the other 1/2 of the table!

Ricks Dale and Woses Army

Sams new Gundabad Army led by Bolg, with Ogres, Berserkers and Gundabad orcs
Gundabad! Bolg, with Ogres, Berserkers and Gundabad orcs

The armies advance

Rick holds and waits for the Gundabad army

Sam moves forward, berserkers charging as quick as they can

Gundabad start to take blow pipe fire

nearly there... 

The lines finally clash

Dale archers shoot at the flanking Gundabad Berserkers

Treebeard holds the centre, with Dale and woses on either side

What a clash, Gundabad ogre, orcs and Bolg, now on foot!

Ogre take hits

The fight can go either way

Treebeard and Bolg fight it out

Um... that'll be a hurl then!

but a poor dice roll by Rick

Gundabad start to pull the fight back, cutting through woses and Dale

Legolas charges in to help balance the fight

Ghan buri Ghan pulls back, the Gundabad Berserkers charge in

this can go either way

Treebeard is proving to be formidable in the middle

Both side are struggling to make head way

Another hurl, could this swing it Dales way?

The battle field so far... 

Legolas vs Ogre... 

Good bye Ogre!

Dale and Treebeard finally break the Gundabad army and the battle ends, Rick wins!

Final thoughts
Man of the Match:
Sam was always going to have tricky fight, playing two games simultaneously, but he did well to keep a track of the battle, a testament to his skill and experience playing SBG.

Gundabad orc look really nice, the berserke'rs lovely, but the Ogres - wow they were lovely, good paint job and a lovely fielded army by Sam Page.  Ricks Warriors of Dale were also superbly painted, just a shame he didn't have a whole army of them!

Man of the Match
This was only ever going to be between Bolg and Treebeard... this time it wasn't the Gundabad General, but the Ent.

We welcome anyone interested in playing The Hobbit SBG, Lotr SBG, WotR or any Warhammer/40K, X-Wing battle or table-top war game - why not let us know so that we can arrange some starter battles,

Or if you/your club want to challenge us. We have all the figures and scenery from the Mines of Moria to the siege of Helms Deep, snow fields to desert boards ready and waiting; fighting in the ruins of Osgiliath, Helms Deep and Far Harad, you cannot afford to miss it.

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