Saturday, October 12, 2013

Golden Idol Saved!

Another battle with my home grown fantasy battle rules. Enjoying tinkering with the rules as I paint up more fantasy figures...the Hobbits, Ratmen, and Fauns (brought in freshly painted) all appeared in this battle.

The scenario called for the city-states (that is what I am calling the Greco-Roman-Persian group of figures) with their sneaky Ratmen allies are trying to steal the Golden Idol found by the Gnomes and currently sitting in the nearby Hobbit village. The Hobbits would call on the local Wildman tribes (bribing them with mead) and their Faun allies to defend the valley.

The Idol is saved in the end...great performances by the Hobbit Militia on Pigs, the Hobbit Militia Farmers, and the Naked Fanatics.

The field of battle from the Gnome camp looking towards the village.

Golden Idol defended by Hobbit Militia.

Hobbit bounders mounted on wardogs ride in and shower the enemy with arrows.

Gnome and Ratmen slingers trade stones.

PIGS! These little guys disrupted the enemy main attack.

Falling back after damaging two units.

Then getting routed by a charge from the flank.

That carried on into the Hobbit Warders on the hill.

Gnomes bungled things at the beginning...these brave fellow would be sent to flight soon.

The Fauns arrived in the center and forced some enemy cavalry to flee the field.

The center held.

The left flank was in trouble for a while.

Gnome slingers soften up the Ratman warband.

Hobbits ready to defend the village, idol, and the mead supply.

The second Wild-man unit is defeated.

But the Naked Fanatics launch a furious charge that sweeps the enemy from the field.

While more Gnomes get things together and turn the tide on the Ratmen.

Bounders finish off the last threat to the left flank.

Heroes of Hobbiton! The militia countercharge the enemy spearmen when they fail to reach the Hobbit lines. VICTORY!

Fanatics earn an extra barrel of mead.

In the end, Junior General challenges an enemy commander and takes off his head with a single blow.