Friday, September 30, 2011

Fantasy Friday - Tau4eva Plays Warhammer Fantasy

Thursday I played my first 2500 point game of Warhammer Fantasy. I played against another Adam who brought a mass of Orcs and Goblins to face off against my Dark Elves. I have played about a dozen games of 8th edition now and I finally feel like I have the basics down. However, I have a long way to go with list building.

For someone coming from Warhammer 40k, there seems to be a wealth of options for kitting out magic items in Fantasy. The combinations seem endless, but there are somethings I am learning to pick up on. For one thing, having high strength attacks is vitally important in this game. Unlike 40k, armor saves are modified by the strength of the attack. Despite the various Internet critics, I really like the magic phase.

There is some randomness with the amount of power dice, but using them correctly requires some forethought. Anyway, I am looking forward to learning more of the subtleties of this game. Here are some pictures of our battle. We were able to use a some of the terrain Bill painted up for Gamer's Sanctuary. Unfortunately, our armies were mostly unprimed plastic.

I will work to change that through the winter months when I am not painting 40k, Warmachine, or Necromunda miniatures LOL. One other thing of note. There were several other non-fantasy games going on but our table had the largest amount of spectators. It was a bit intimidating to play with so many people watching. Everyone mentioned how cool the game looked and would like to get into it. I would love to see some sort of escalation campaign or something to get more interested players at GS.

Game at Turn One - The Orcs and Goblins Advance and Unleash Siege Weapons

Hydras have been my MVPs in every game so far

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