12 October 2010

Warhammer Doubles Day

The Labour Day public holiday in SA was an ideal opportunity for the keen Warhammer players of my Club to get together for an all day session of team-play Warhammer. 7 members were divided into the Forces of Order or the Forces of Destruction, depending upon their preferred army. Seven different races were represented , Lizardmen, Empire, High Elves and Dwarfs for Order, and Skaven, Daemons and Vampire Counts for the Forces of Destruction. The aim of the day was for every player to get at least 2 games of 3000 points in a team of 2, and as a bonus, a third game either as part of a pair (Forces of Order) or as a singleton in a 2000 pt game. There were no prizes up for grabs, just an opportunity to play in a team using the Alliance rules in the Warhammer 8th edition rulebook. Each player got half the points which when combined with their ally would make either a 3000pt or 2000 pt list. Most players hadn’t played too much 8th edition Warhammer, so the day was a great crash course in learning the rules and seeing how their armies faired against at least 3 other races, let alone when supported by another.

Features of the day included the sheer amount of fantasy terrain each game seemed to roll up, which really tested out players knowledge of the terrain rules, (and the rulebook index) and had varying effects on the way each game played and the feel of the battlefield. For me personally, it was great to exploit the opportunity afforded to me from no kids or other half around for an entire day....

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