Thursday 2 December 2021

The Tyrant Attacks (Midgard play test)


James Morris kindly sent me a copy of his WIP Midgard rule set to play out, it is extensive and meant for fantasy and historical battles, Very well laid out and I read over it countless times, I think I grasped the basic ideas. After a quick try on the combat rules and to make sure I understood, I  wanted to try a battle. I have many miniatures and looked over my boxes, I have only used my HATE game miniatures in small games and some try outs so to use them in a battle was a yes, I counted the points, the rules and lists are very well done and I picked a Celtic theme for the Tyrants army, to oppose them I looked in my Song of fire and Ice boxes and the base sizes were almost as required so I pulled out a force, both sides adding to about 300 points.

My gaming area is restricted but thought the rules and style would accommodate the forces, I always randomly roll to place units and this worked fine again as each unit is a block, I worked out the reputation points, these are basically  lost when a unit is wiped out and  to me is good idea.

The Tyrants army he had two heroes, 4 units of giant/ogre types, an elite  warrior unit and the rest were basic warriors.
The Free Folk Haggard the General and two heroes, two mammoths, a unit of giants, spear maidens and a mixed unit of archer warriors, one unit of elite warriors and the rest basic warriors.
Fight over a  shrine 

The Battle was just a brutal feast of steel and flesh, the Tyrants army advanced some not as much as required, he was meet by the charging Free Folk who on the left flank hit hard and pushed the  Tyrants  units back, on the right the Mammoth charged into a group of the Tyrants huge warriors, they stopped it dead and forced it back, no stamped but it was failing the Tyrants  army advanced to take battle to the Free Folk who sent  forth there heroes and the unit of giants to stop them. and a second Mammoth charged into one of the Tyrants heroes forcing him back.  the next turn the tide turned and the forces of the Tyrant hit hard, bringing to bear there heavy hitters they surrounded and wiped out the Mammoth who was deep in the Tyrants ranks and destroying the  first Mammoth the  large warriors struck into the  Free Folks flank. on the left the elite warriors stopped the advancing free folk and then proceeded to wipe out the units killing the giants and two  heroes. 

Reputation was gone lost and the Free Folk fled the battle field, with only three units and the General. For me the game is a joy to play fast and you have to think, the dice rolls are well balanced the might points count. it played exactly like i wanted the game to feel like? . Well done James and co, more army lists and this to me is a winner...

be safe my friends

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