I haven’t discussed it much here, but I’ve been playing consistently in a quasi-map campaign throughout the year for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. I haven’t discussed it much because I’m losing. And badly.
Why, you ask? Because the rules state two things both of which are biting me in the backside.
- Every time you lose, your army shrinks by 3d6*10 points
- You must continue to use the same special character in each battle
So, now I’m down below 2000 points and I’m still shackled with a ~500 pt. Mannfred von Carstein, or as I like to call him, “Lord Voldemort.” Mannfred miscast no less than three time the last time I played, the final time garnering me the big “hand of Chaos snatches you and kills everyone around you” option.
My regular opponent (Vince’s Brettonians) are basically rolling over me with small, powerful heavy cavalry, and I lack the “umph” to kill them. Basically I’m at the point of hoping he doesn’t kill more than four skellies in close combat in hopes that between three ranks and outnumbering I can autobreak him (but never run him down). Counting on “not losing badly” is no way to win Warhammer.
As a reprieve, the final battle is a siege battle and the army lists are getting a boost in points, and you can redesign your army list (still stuck with Mannfred, though). I can count on facing nothing but cheap peasants with bows in the final showdown, which is fine because my plan is to run several skellie-powered siege towers up with Mannfred and a couple of other heroes replenishing the stock via Invocation of Nehek and Summon Undead Horde. Vanhel’s Danse Macabre will also get the towers there more quickly as well. I’ll see if I can round up pics of the final battle, but I’ll warn you I use a lot of proxies because I lack a decent sized VC army.