It’s been quite a time and I still have a few photos lying around. Here are the Dark Raiders, which were the first cavalry unit I ever painted. They are led by my Captain on elven horse.
After a League of Legends induced hiatus, I am back, just like Arnie.
The opportunity was too good to pass up: Christmas holidays and vacation and the 2.0 Beta just released before meant, that I could finally make the time, drive all the way to my good mate SH and do our first battle with the new rule set.
As this is still beta, we collected quite a bit of feedback, which I will share at the end of this article and also forward to the various teams concerned with the rules of Ninth Age.
While I, of course, brought my Bleak Legion to the fight, SH returned to his roots as well and fielded his first army, the Saurian Ancients. We played with the map pack, 4500 points and the default randomization of setup and secondary objective.
After a long time I decided to do a battle report again. My smartphone is actually broken, so all pictures were taken with my replacement phone, the quality might be lacking a little.
Luckily the battle did not lack in that regard. EM was bringing his Vermin to invade/infect/eat up the lands of my Dread Elves. We played 4500 points with the standard ruleset: Random scenario, random secondary, random pick from the map pack.
This time the armies were quite alike. EM brought a mixed arms type of list, while I did pretty much the same, acting as if we didn’t know which army we’d be facing.
The game took place on 2018-08-14.
It was blood versus blood time again. The Highborn Elves and the Dread Elves. A hate-hate relationship only manageable with blood ties. My good friend SH brought on his host of arrow wielding Highborn aiming to pierce the armour of my Dread Elves from afar and claiming victory without every getting dirty in close combat.
My army on the other side was seeking that very thing like no other. It had close combat written all over. So it was Sword versus Arrow.
We played 4500 points with standard 1.3.4 rule set and without modifications. For the map we randomly determined one map from the map set.
The game took place on 2017-04-09 at my new home.
This is the second game on the same day again versus SH. After the Empire of Sonnstahl was defeated, the Dread Elf expedition force entered a bewitched forest. The trees whispered and the shadows played tricks, but nothing can fool the extraordinaire senses of the Dread Elves: The Sylvans are there, get ready to fight!
Again it is: 4500 points with standard rules and a randomly determined map from the map package on the slightly larger than usual gaming table in the Folterkeller.
The last game in my old flat saw a visit of EM and his Vermin Swarm. Since time was short we played 2500 points only.
Exciting news: First I got to visit my hometown again and had the opportunity to visit „The Folterkeller“ courtesy of SH my favourite opponent. That meant we had the time to play two games back2back, first my Elves versus his numerous humans from the Sonnstahl empire. Then my expedition force would need to hunt down those sneaky woody cousins they have.
But first things first: The mighty Empire versus the dreaded Elves, 4500 points with standard rules and a randomly determined map from the map package on the slightly larger than usual gaming table in the Folterkeller. Enjoy!