SCALE CREEP PRESENTS:
THE BATTLE FOR SCRAMBLED EGG RIDGE
A Warhammer Fantasy Battles 8th edition report with Chaos Dwarves vs Orcs and Goblins
by Captain Crook and Cheetor
Recently I visited Ireland to see Cheetor. We had planned this for a long time and had an epic battle planned. This is Scrambled Egg ridge. We didnt have the terrain to make a ridge but we assumed the couch was the edge!
This is Cheetors main units, he had a large unit of goblins with his general and magician. Cheetor says it's better to take goblin heroes because they are cheap, even if its not fluffy to have goblins in charge of ORCS.
Cheetor sunk a heap of points into his unit of 12 river trolls. This unit will be hard to beat.
Orc stone throwers are greatly feared across the lands. Cheetor brought three to the fight and set them as a battery on the hill.
This is a unit of high elfs we are using as a proxy for goblin wolf riders. Wolf riders are great fast cav options and can be a real thorn int he side.
On my side we have some blunderbuss warriors! And the fearsome K'daii monsters. These creatures are made of magic and fire and metal which actually burn themselves every turn and do themselves damage! They can even die!! But i forgot to roll for that in this game.
Chaos dwarves warriors, and some Black orcs. Im not sure why Chaos dwarves can use orcs but why not huh??
I took alot of hobgoblins for this game. They are cheap and can really hold up enemy forces for a while if they dont run away haha
FIRST TURN! Cheetor advances his forces but the troll unit fails it's stupidity test!! Cheetor forgot to put his general closer to let them use his LD.
The orcs and goblins advance towards the objective building/
One of the stone throwers misfired and exploded! Cheetor was really upset at this point, it wasnt his turn.
A stone misses the chaos Dwarves units by not much, it was a close call!
Turn TWO. I moved my CDs up towards the main force of orcs and goblins. CD dwarfs dont have very good movement but the hobgob units are pretty good at moving. The kdaii advance right for the worlf riders intent to smash! I fired the blunderbusses but they are far out of range. Cheetor told me that before but it;s best to check.
The trolls fail their test again! Their LD of 4 is not high.
The orcs capture the objective! Nooo! It will be a hard fight to get them out of that box.
Cheetor pushed the wold riders up in a CHARGE! The k'daii accept the charge.
ANOTHER stone thrower explodes! Cheetor almost cried whrn his battery lost another unit. I had to laugh
And that was the end of the battle! Cheetor conceeded that the game was finsihed and he had captured the objective. He was really angry about his troll s and threw the tape measure at them.
Stay tuned for the next battle treport!