Saturday, April 9, 2016

Far Harad goes to war!

I got together with John from DCHL last night for a few games of the Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game (SBG).  That's the new name GW will be giving the system as they revise it this year.  I like that a lot better than "The Hobbit SBG" which was very limiting as a title.  

Anyway I had painted up just over 500 points of the Mahud from Far Harad and wanted to give them a spin.  My army list consisted of:

Mahud King on camel with war spear and shield
2 Mahud Raiders with war spear
3 Mahud Raiders with blowpipe and shield
6 Mahud warriors with spear and shield

Mahud Tribesmaster on camel with war spear and shield
7 Half-Trolls
5 Mahud Warriors with hand weapon and shield

For the first game, John took Numenoreans.  

Isildur with 11 warriors with spear or hand weapon and shield
Captain with 11 archers
Captain with 11 warriors with spear or hand weapon and shield  

We played Scenario 3. "Hold Ground" from the Hobbit SBG rulebook.  This mission features 3 win conditions: holding a central point, wounding or killing the enemy leader, and breaking the enemy army.  It also has a randomized deployment system, which resulted in John's army deploying mostly on one side of the table and mine following in the same place!!  

The Mahud start on top of the Numenoreans, who are facing the wrong way!  Ambush!