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Adam's 100th 8th edition game: Dark Elves vs High Elves 8300

Postby XavierM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:50 am

So on Sunday 11th January, Adam and I met at BIG to play Adam's 100th 8th edition game with his High Elves.

We put everything onto the table that we owned. My list is below.

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Malekith Seraphon 810
Morathi 375
Hellebron 310
Malus Darkblade 295
High Beastmaster Manticore, Iron Hard Skin, Talisman of Preservation, Charmed Shield 370
Dreadlord Cold One, shield, Sea Dragon Cloak, Giant Blade, The Other Tricksters Shard, Dawnstone 276

Sorceress Level 2, Light, Sacrificial Dagger 140
Shadowblade 245
Lokhir Fellheart 235
Sorceress Level 2, Heavens, Dispel Scroll, 140
Sorceress Level 2, Beasts, Power Stone 135
Master BSB, heavy armour, sea dragon cloak, Shield, Sword of Might, Dragonhelm, Luckstone 142
Master heavy armour, sea dragon cloak, shield, Ring of Hotek 132
Death Hag Cauldron of Blood, Cry of War, Sword of Anti-Heroes 320
Khainite Assassin Dark Venom, 2hws, Black Dragon Egg 162
Master Pegasus, Cloak of Twilight, Sea Dragon Cloak, Heavy Armour, Shield, Lance 188

40 Dreadspears Lordling, Musician, Standard, Standard of Discipline 405
12 Darkshards Musician, Standard, Guardmaster, Shields 186
12 Darkshards Musician, Standard, Guardmaster, Shields, Scarecrow Banner 191
21 Black Ark Corsairs Reaver, Musician, Standard, 2hw, Lichebone Pennant 276
10 Black Ark Corsairs Repeater handbows, Musician, Reaver, Brace of Handbows 134
28 Witch Elves Hag, Musician, Standard, Razor Standard 383
5 Dark Riders Herald, Musician, Standard, Shields, Xbows 130
5 Dark Riders Herald, Musician, Standard, Shields, Xbows 130
5 Dark Riders Herald, Musician, Shields, Xbows 120
5 Dark Riders Herald, Musician, Shields, Xbows 120

9 Cold One Knights Dread Knight, Standard, Musician, Gleaming Pennant 305
6 Shades Additional Hand Weapons 96
Cold One Chariot 115
Cold One Chariot 115
25 Har Ganeth Executioners Standard, Musician, Draich Master, Banner of Swiftness 345
Reaper Bolt Thrower 70
Reaper Bolt Thrower 70
6 Harpies 90
War Hydra Fiery Breath 180
War Hydra Fiery Breath 180

5 Doomfire Warlocks 125
Medusa 90
Kharibdyss 160


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Re: Adam's 100th 8th edition game: Dark Elves vs High Elves

Postby XavierM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:02 am

We played on a 8x12 table, so deployment was 24" apart, with a 36" deep deployment zone.

Since we each had around 7 Special Characters we decided that the person who killed the most would be the winner. (the most observant of you will notice that I only have 6, so the Dreadlord on Cold One was included also).

We played Magic of the End Times, which meant that we didn't have to generate spells and we had more dice to play with. It also meant that we didn't have to worry which Wizard had which spells.

A quick note. The magic didn't feel any different to either Ad or myself. Decision making in the magic phase was reduced as if you rolled a 1 or 2 on the amount of dice you could use, you just threw the dice and moved on. Only once did Ad get Dwellers off on 6 dice and I couldn't dispel it with 1, and it didn't really matter. In smaller games this effect may be magnified though.
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Re: Adam's 100th 8th edition game: Dark Elves vs High Elves

Postby XavierM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:16 am

Deployment: Was done on trust to speed up the deployment (although with terrain some placements were pretty obvious.)

Dark Elf:
Left Flank: I deployed my Bolt Throwers on the cliff, protected by a Medusa down below. The Cold Ones (w Malus and Dreadlord), Warlocks, Peg Rider, Darkshards and a unit of Dark Riders protected the slope.

Centre: 3 Dark Rider units and the small Corsairs provided a screen for Hellebron and her Executioners on the left, Dreadspears in the centre with Witch Elves and Cauldron on the Right.

Malekith and Morathi supported the centre along with two Cold One Chariots on either flank. A flock of Harpies faced backwards in case of scouting shenanigans.

Right Flank: A unit of Darkshards faced off against the High Elf Bolt Throwers to give suppressive fire to allow the Beastmaster, 2 Hydras, Kharibdyss and Lokhir's Corsairs to charge up the hill.

The shades went Scouting behind the High Elf centre.
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Re: Adam's 100th 8th edition game: Dark Elves vs High Elves

Postby XavierM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:27 am

High Elf:

Left flank. Eltharion led the two swordmaster units and the unit of 9 Silver Helms to defend the hill. On the cliff sat Lecai on his Star Dragon, 2 bolt throwers and the sea guard.

Centre: Tyrion sat in a large unit of Dragon Princes, flanked by some Silver Helms. On his left was another Bolt Thrower, the Maiden Guard, Archers, Spearelves and Teclis leading the Phoenix Guard. This was supported by a Lion Chariot and a Tiranoc Chariot.

On his right Alarielle led the White Lions. supported by a Frost Phoenix

Right Flank: A Flamespyre Phoenix led another two archer units and a spear unit, backed up by a bolt thrower and 2 eagles to prevent scouting. 2 Tiranoc Chariots were here also.
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Re: Adam's 100th 8th edition game: Dark Elves vs High Elves

Postby XavierM » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:08 am

First Turn Dark Elves
After vanguarding forward, the Dark Rider unit moved into positions to threaten the bolt throwers and the Ellyrion Reavers.
Everything marched forward as quickly as possible, staying out of charge range if necessary.
Magic resulted in most things being dispelled, with only a Comet being called down in Adam’s lines.
First turn High Elves
Tyrion Impetuously charged the unit of Dark Riders in front of him, who didn’t run far enough, and ended up in front of Hellebron’s unit.
A Tiranoc Chariot charged the Medusa on the right flank.
The Flamespyre charged the Warlocks who fled in Terror. It tried to re-direct but failed.
Magic, Comet came down and killed a few Silver Helms, but no White Lions due to their poncy magic banner.
Teclis decided to Dwellers to Witch Elves, miscasting and then losing 5 dice in the process. This removed half the Witch Elves.
The remaining part of the magic phase, Adam rolled 5 ones for his allowed dice, and didn’t cast anything else.
Shooting was mainly ineffectual, with only the Witch Elves suffering from bow and Bolt Thrower fire.
In combat, the chariot failed to do any wounds, with the Medusa causing one back and holding in the face of the chariots charge!
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