Sunday, June 30, 2013

WHFB Game - The Empire vs. Vampire Counts

These are pictures from the game Pat L. (Socal Warhammer) and I played this past Friday at The Game Matrix in Tacoma. The pictures were kindly taken by Rod F. who dropped in after some business in the area - he actually lives up in Forks - about 3-plus hours away!

Pat and I are practicing with our 2.5K WHFB armies that we plan to use at a tournament up in Burnaby, B.C. in a few weeks. The event is called the Wet Coast GT. I know I just started playing WHFB, but want experience this event with over 30 other players with various armies. Well - onto the photos (just a few though).

First up - early in the game, Pat charged his Ethereals into my Order Knights. As we played the Meeting Engagement scenario with troops positioned diagonally across the board, these two units were very close to each other. I only found out after being in combat that only Magic can wound Ethereals. Interestingly enough, because the Ethereals were a small unit - one rank - and I had two ranks, a standard and great armor saves, the Ethereals lost a couple of rounds of combat. I later managed to roll a 1 and lost a Knight.
Same thing happened on the other flank with the Demigryph unit and another unit of Ethereals.
I managed to roll a Misfire on my Steam Tank, and then blew the engine. The shooting wasn't successful either. My Great Cannon did very well by taking out the Necromancer. The Hurricanum also did well against the Grave Guards - I think that's what they were.

The Warrior Priest in the Swordsmen Regiment was killed off along with the Regiment after a one-sided combat against a unit of Crypt Ghouls with the Vampire General and Wight King. My BSB was also in the unit - Oh, and early on, the Witch Hunter was targeted and killed off by his Winged Vampire Lord. I had used the Witch Hunter's Accusation rule against the Vampire Count.
The Empire General took some revenge by defeating the Champion of the same Crypt Ghouls unit - after the Vampire Count refused the Challenge to single-combat.
We called the game soon afterwards. We mainly wanted to get a better feel of our respective armies - Pat will do some tweaking with his, but mine is set as I sent in my list to the GM already. We should be able to get in at least one more practice game before the event.


  1. Some fantastic figures and wonderful pics! Great work!

  2. Beautiful figures and pictures Dean!

  3. Some excellent pictures of some excellent figures!

  4. Thanks for checking out the blog and comments, Gentlemen.

    Yes, I had to take advantage of the nice photos taken by our buddy.

    Warm Regards, Dean

  5. Wow! Looks amazing on the table and the report sounds like it was a fun time. Here in NZ we have a west coast called the Wet Coast too - not sure if that's a typo in your report though.

  6. Too cool! 30 armies? That will be a great event, Dean.

  7. Thanks, Gents.

    Dan: It is indeed Wet Coast - maybe stolen from your con. But I understand it's a play on our weather in the Pacific NW.

    Monty: Yes, it'll be quite challenging - 5 games over two days - probably a good chance of facing several types of armies.

    Best, Dean

  8. Those figures look fantastic on the table. I would have a hard time playing with mini's of that quality lest they be damaged. Great batrep and pics.

  9. Thanks for the kind words, Anne. We try to be careful moving our stuff around, and for the most part the minis are fairly durable. Best, Dean

  10. It looks as if Pat is using gravestones to get out of painting proper minis.

  11. Lovely pics and some great looking eye candy. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Smashing looking game Dean!

    I guess being a newbie to the game, you're goign to have a steep learning curve of the varous enemy forces and special rules you're going to have to remember!