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Beasts of Chaos vs. Lizardmen - 6th Edition
Just Tony
I realize I'm a little late in posting this, but my brother and I played a game Saturday night while I was at drill. My new phone has a great camera, and I got to put it to the test, as well as my Beastmen against the Lizardmen, which is a fight we haven't manage to get around to since starting back up with Classichammer.

Anyway, enough rambling. On to the good stuff...

BEASTS OF CHAOS

Lord - Doombull - Axes of Khorgor (+1 A, reroll to hit), heavy armor
Hero - Brayshaman (Lvl 2) - Staff or Darkoth (Braystaff, gives the spell Wild Call {Beast herd, Bestigors, or Hounds in charge range may charge)
Hero - Wargor - Chaos armor (4+), shield, Crown of Horns (5+ ward, +1 to rally)
Hero - Wargor - heavy armor, Beast Banner (All models in unit +1 A on charge)
Core - Beast Herd (12 Gors, 8 Ungors) - Full Command, shields on Ungors
Core - Bestigors (18) - Full Command
Core - Minotaurs (8)
Core - Minotaurs (8)
Core - Minotaurs (7)
Core - Minotaurs (4)

LIZARDMEN

Lord - Slann (3rd generation - roll spells from different lores, miscast means spell fails, Drain Magic, +1 W) - Plaque of Dominion (+1 Power and Dispel die), Plaque of Tepok (+1 spell), Cube of Darkness (Dispel scroll + ends all Remains in Play spells, and ends magic phase on a 4+), Battle Standard
Hero - Skink Shaman (Lvl 2) - Diadem of Power (Store two Power or Dispel dice per phase to use next phase)
Core - Saurus (20) - shield, standard, musician
Core - Saurus (20) - spears, shield, standard, musician
Core - Temple Guard (16) - shield, standard, musician
Special - Kroxigor (4)
Special - Kroxigor (4) - champion



2,024 point armies approximately because I overshot and we decided to stay there.

Simple set up: 18" deployment zones with 24" between us, basic terrain, picket line Pitched Battle sort of thing

farm5.staticflickr.com/4620/39722627792_2612d89f45_b.jpg20170107_193454_zpsx9tbc5hc by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Oh, look: a potential fledgeling gamer...

farm5.staticflickr.com/4723/39754298211_6c567041f6_b.jpg20170107_193514_zpsazrhjv1z by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Rolled for spells, and I got Dark Hand of Death and Steal Soul. Ashley got Fireball, Dark Hand of Death, Urru's Dazzling Brightness, Rule of Burning Iron, and Flaming Head on his Slann, with Second Sign of Amul and Storm of Cronos on his Skink Priest.

Ashley rolled a 6 for choice of first turn, and wisely decided to go first.

Turn 1 Lizardmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4746/24884694167_7dfe5042c0_b.jpg20170107_194304_zpsaehnqhxo by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Lizardmen moved ahead at 8", the max speed of the slowest units.

In the Magic Phase the Slann cast Dark Hand of Death on the Doombull unit, but does no damage. 2 wounds, however, come from Fireball. Rule of Burning Iron is dispelled, and the Mage Priest successfully casts Drain Magic at level 2. The Skink Shaman saves 2 Power Dice in the Diadem of Power.

Turn 1 Beastmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4764/24884694237_f89dd2abc9_b.jpg20170107_195955_zpsejb49vyj by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

I try my best not to be "that guy", and doing the 1" shuffle is being "that guy" to me. Every fiber of my being told me that I should hold off on moving and get the charges off in turn 2. I ignored every fiber thinking my T4 guys would hold up.

The Beastmen surged forward at top speed, 12" for the Minotaurs, 10" for the other units. The 4 man Minotaur unit on my left side of the board wheeled so as to flank charge later.

The Brayshaman failed to cast Wild Call, and the Skink Priest saved 2 new dice in the Diadem.

Turn 2 Lizardmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/39722635402_79ac765fdd_b.jpg20170107_200913_zps3fgakagz by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

EVERY unit in the army but the Skink Shaman declares a charge, with only the Spear Saurus Warriors failing their Fear test, resulting in the Doombull unit being engaged by the Hand Weapon Saurus Warriors, the Temple Guard engaged with the middle 8 man Minotaur unit, and both Kroxigor units engaged with the last 8 man Minotaur unit. The Bestigors, Beast Herd, and small Minotaur unit remain unengaged. The Shaman moves between the 2 Minotaur units to avoid any overruns, just in case.

Fireball failed to wound the Bestigors, and Dark Hand causes 3 wounds, but 1 is saved. Urru's Dazzling Brilliance reduces the Doombull's unit to WS1.

Combat sees 5 wounds caused on the Doombull's unit, with 4 on the Saurus in return. The Minotaurs then break and flee 8" with the Saurus pursuing 10".

farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/39722636472_f0408c574a_b.jpg20170107_202837_zpsqdc5lkui by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Temple Guard do 3 wounds to their Minotaur opponents, while the Minotaurs fail to wound. A failed rerollable break test sees the Minotaurs fleeing 3", and the Temple Guard pursuing 4".

farm5.staticflickr.com/4611/39722637092_2869a07ee8_b.jpg20170107_203423_zpsgjsv9ln6 by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Kroxigors do a combined total of 9 wounds on their Minotaur unit, and the Minotaurs defiantly do 1 wound back in return. Breaking and fleeing, the Minotaurs run 8" as the cumbersome Kroxigor units pursue 7" and 5". The resulting panic checks see the Beast Herd fleeing 6".

farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39722639922_190a215ef2_b.jpg20170107_205511_zpseb5bujfg by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

At this point I pretty much realize the game is over, but I am no quitter, and I had faith that the random nature of the dice rolls might yet work out for me.

Turn 2 Beastmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4746/39722642282_16b8c22189_b.jpg20170107_210444_zpsr4wctvgc by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Bestigors declare a charge against the Spear Saurus, and they hold. The Herd rallies, but the fleeing Minotaurs flee an additional 8". The last Minotaur unit wheels to get around to the battle line.

The Brayshaman casts Wild Call with Irresistible Force, resulting in the Herd charging the closest Kroxigor unit.

In the first combat, the Bestigors kill 2 Spear Saurus, while the Saurus kill 2 Bestigors in return. The Spears pass their break test on 3 1's discarding the highest, of course.

The Beast Herd kills the Champion of the Kroxigors by doing 3 wounds, with 1 wound being done on another Kroxigor. 1 wound is done to the Brayshaman, but the Kroxies still lose combat easily passing their Break test.

Turn 3 Lizardmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39045027164_9e419f9802_b.jpg20170107_213607_zpshhzqrtgy by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Movement sees no charges declared, and the Hand Weapon Saurus and Temple Guard units either reposition or reform to change facing against the 4 man Minotaur unit on my left side of the field. The shaman moves to the top of the hill.

Magic phase sees the 4 Minotaurs take 2 wounds from Fireball, 4 wounds from Dark Hand, 2 wounds from Storm of Cronos, and Irresistible Force Urru's Dazzling Brilliance on the Bestigors. The Minotaurs pass Panic.

In combat the Wargors both fail to do any wounds against the Spears, 1 wound is done to the BSB and one to a standard Bestigor, and 1 Spearmen is killed by a Bestigor. Drawn combat.

The Herd does 2 wounds on the Kroxigors, and the Kroxies take the last wound off the Brayshaman. Losing combat, the Kroxigors break and flee "4 with the Herd pursuing 11"

farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/27975520559_abb825600e_b.jpg20170107_220105_zps55zm28d3 by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Turn 3 Beastmen

The left Minotaurs charge the Hand weapon Saurus, the Herd fails its Fear test for charging the remaining Kroxigor unit, and the last Minotaur unit rallies.

farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/39722647752_57e7011b5f_b.jpg20170107_220633_zpsaootwfsz by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Magic phase has the Shaman place 2 dice into the Diadem.

1 Hand Weapon Saurus dies in combat, while they do 3 wounds back to the Minotaurs. The lone Minotaur breaks from combat 7" and the Saurus restrain pursuit.

2 wounds on the Spearmen unit by the Wargors, 2 wounds on the BSB, killing him, and one Bestigor dies while the remaining Bestigors kill 3 Spearmen. The Spearmen make their Break test.

farm5.staticflickr.com/4747/38855777395_1e5b9cac07_b.jpg20170107_221551_zpsdkii5knb by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

Turn 4 Lizardmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4632/39754311271_125e0d4738_b.jpg20170107_222343_zpsxxsabxml by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Skink Shaman declares a charge on the Minos making them flee further, and the Kroxigors charge the Beast Herd. All others reform.

The Magic phase sees Irresistible Force on Storm of Cronos which does 3 wounds to the lone Minotaur, killing him.

2 Spear Saurus die to the Wargor, 2 Bestigors fall to the Spears, and the Bestigors pull down 3 more Spears. The Spear Saurus unit breaks and flees 11", with the Bestigors pursuing 7"

On the right side of the table, the Kroxigors pull down 2 Gors, with the unit doing 2 wounds back. The Kroxies break and flee 3". The Beast Herd, enraged at the loss of so many sacred Minotaurs, pursue 10".

Turn 4 Beastmen

The Bestigors charge the Spearmen who fail to outrun them as they autofled. SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!

The other units move closer to set up for charges.

In the Magic phase the Shaman saves 2 dice in the Diadem of Power. Didn't see that coming.

Turn 5 Lizardmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4653/25882720768_33fd156c3e_b.jpg20170107_225035_zps0tk8tggl by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Saurus and Temple Guard move to prep for charges, Skink Shaman just sort of stays in damage range, but out of charge range.

Magic phase has 1 wound caused on the Minotaur unit from Fireball, 3 wounds from Dark Hand of Death, 2 Ungors to Storm of Cronos, and failure to cast Burning Head.

Turn 5 Beastmen

farm5.staticflickr.com/4763/39045035594_b3a3feeb17_b.jpg20170107_230027_zps19nx8gsx by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

The Minotaurs charge the Temple Guard, the Bestigors reform to face the battle, and the Herd moves max speed to close the distance.

Magic phase - 2 in Diadem.

In combat 3 Temple Guard are killed while 2 wounds are done to the Minotaurs. Combat resolution swings in the Temple Guard's favor and the Minotaurs break. Fleeing 7", the Temple Guard pursue 11", slamming into the Beast Herd.

Turn 6 Lizardmen

The Hand Weapon Sauruses move onto the hill at the far left of the field, and the Skink moves closer to the Bestigors.

Storm of Cronos kills 3 Bestigors, Portent of Far gains 3 rerolls, and Urru's is cast on the Herd.

3 Gors are killed in combat, with no wounds in response. The Herd flees 8" as the Temple Guard pursues 7".

Turn 6 Beastmen

The Herd rallies and the Bestigors can do nothing but move up further.

farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/27975527549_c482b48bd7_b.jpg20170107_232535_zpshkxamdkf by Tony Lucas, on Flickr

And THAT was game, folks! What I had left was half of what he had, not counting any additional bonuses here or there. I learned a lesson about having magic defense, and I will be getting a second Brayshaman and a Beast Herd to tout him around with. Still a fun game, but I don't think I'll go magic light again, no matter how much he whined about the Tzeentch list.
Edited by Just Tony on 22-01-2018 22:27
Father, soldier, musician, Transformers fan, masochistic junior moderator type thing.
 
Just Tony
The best thing about juggling work and break and a family is the inability to sit and post one battle report in one sitting. For those keeping up with this so far, there were 6 turns and I will have them all soon.
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HidaSeku
This is a great battle report you're writing! I'm looking forward to turns 5 and 6 Smile
 
Geep
Great report, thanks!
 
Just Tony
Thanks for the responses. March will be interesting as I have two 40K players in my unit who have never played 3rd edition but are interested in trying it out.
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TinyLegions
Great battle report so far. Out of curiosity, what kind of bestigors do you use? I have the old metals from the 6th edition, but have never picked up the plastic ones.
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Just Tony
I have, like, 62 of the old monopose plastic halberd Gors as my Bestigors since there are no weapon options for halberds on Gors unless you run the Ravening Hordes list. And since my army is themed around the 6th Ed. book, and would be illegal without a few tweaks, I'm stuck with them as Besties.


Now if I could find a couple of the old Monkeyback Chaos Warriors' command arms and two of the axe arms where the axe is sort of above the model's head, then I'd whip up some more command and I'd be golden with it.
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Just Tony
Big bad update with Flickr upload to replace Ransombucket pics.
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