With the day of the show upon us I drove to North London for the venue opening at 7 to help with getting traders in and setup (they basically pay for the venue). After hauling trolleys of stuff back and forth (as well as using one to unload my boxes) I then got to set up.
Luke was still getting over jet lag so arrived a couple of hours later and the 3rd member of the team had unfortunately had food poisoning the night before so was in no state to attend. This meant it was just the 2 of us to run the game which would definitely leave us light handed!
My Brets were on the right of the table (as the shots were taken), Luke’s on the left.
With the Fay Enchantress on the field, the Brets didn’t have to pray to get the blessing and Luke found himself with something he’d never had when using them before, the first turn!
The early turns were about the Brets advancing and both sides artillery trying to soften up the opponents. The later was pretty ineffective. 3 of the Trebs misfired in tue first turn. The dwarves in return, just rolled really poorly and the number of shots were limited.
The one bright spot for the Brets was a direct hit on an organ gun, destroying it and panicking both the engineer and the nearby Ironbreakers!
Mid to late Game
As per last year, it was a truly enjoyable game and day. We managed around 4 turns in the day. This was partly due to not finishing setting up the game until after the doors opened at 10 (as we were helping set up the show/traders) and partly as there were only 2 of us managing the game!
I have to say I love playing these size games. The 8th ruleset really scales up well and hordes, whilst not universally loved by warhammer fans (probably an understatement) look really good at this size game.
The question is whether we will do this again next year? Of course I’m always up for doing so but the club numbers at the show, weren’t great this year so if necessary, I’ll assist in other ways.