Saturday, 16 April 2022

Field of Skulls, Tyrant Wrath (Midguard playtest)


Another  play test of James Midguard rules, wanted to try my Elephants out and base the Armies on the lists provided. The straight up fight was between the Tyrants  Barbarian cannibals  A Celtic myth force against a Greek myth army For the Tyrants I used the Fomorian giant warriors stat line that fits perfectly, the Greeks added Three Elephants. I as always laid out randomly the forces with just three spear throws apart.

The Tyrants Army around 300 points  warriors , skirmishers and giant units, one king and two heroes.
The  Greeks Hoplites units , one skirmish unit with Bows and three mighty Elephants
The Battle: the Tyrants army advanced slowly its deployment mainly in the center, the Greeks advanced to meet the Elephants on the flanks with the  Hoplites in the center, on the Right flank the Tyrants warriors clashed the hero with the unit challenge the Greek hero to single combat, to not loose face the Greek hero took him on, this proved to be fatal and the huge Fomorian cut down the brave Greek after three rounds, was this an omen?. On the left an Elephant smashed into the Tyrants warriors, smashing them apart and into the  huge warriors behind. in the middle the Greeks advanced and met the Tyrants warriors head on.
The Greeks started to force back the Tyrants men on the left the Advancing Tyrants warriors unit who slew the hero meet head on the king and a defending unit, again a challenge was offered the Tyrants hero was wounded and the king felt  at ease taking on the giant, this again proved to be a mistake the giant cut the king down in the second round then with his unit destroyed a unit of Hoplites. only a charging elephant managed to  out flank the Tyrants men, on the left the Elephant wiped out the  falling back warriors to meet the Giant Fomorians who took them head on. 
The tyrant sensed he needed to act and joined the large  combat in the middle he wiped out the brave Greeks then  faced the  flanking elephant, as before the tyrant wiped the poor beast out, the Greeks had lost the reputation and  left the battle field. 
A very close run battle but the Tyrants force is difficult to  stop, the elephants hit very hard but i learn they need back up. loosing the king and a hero made the Greeks suffer. great to use miniatures I have in boxes and as before the rules work, I believe I mastered the single combat rules and this did make a huge difference and added to the feel of the Battle. A real great feel to the game play and  i have  a large
Norman and  Pict/Irish/ Welsh force to work on. So more to come, be safe my friends.

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