Night of the Dead – Warhammer Fantasy Siege mini-campaign

Hi guys!

Back again – I know, only two days since the last post!

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At my local club I have been running a mini-campaign building up to a big siege game we are having this coming Saturday. The teams are arranged, rules written, points decided. The forces of the horrifying Undead led by Nagash and ably supported by some Chaos Dwarf allies, will face off against an Alliance of Light made up of the noble Dwarves, the mercenary Ogres, and some tricksy forest-ey elfy things…

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Last Wednesday, we played a couple of themed scenarios in order to build up to the big game and I managed to grab some quick pictures for you all. I hope you enjoy!

I really love the old black and white illustrations
I really love the old black and white illustrations

The first scenario involved a desperate attempt by the Dwarf Scouts to delay the Undead vanguard as they moved up towards the fortress. Only by delaying, or destroying, the Vanguard would the Alliance be able to muster its forces for the coming battle!

The marching undead move into the clearing, unaware of the eyes on them
The marching undead move into the clearing, unaware of the eyes on them
Out of the shadows, crossbow bolts come flying, turning two skeletons into puffs of dust...
Out of the shadows, crossbow bolts come flying, turning two skeletons into puffs of dust…
The dwarven rejoicing is cut short as, with horrifying swiftness, the closest skeletons stumble up the hill, cornering the lone Thunderer!
The dwarven rejoicing is cut short as, with horrifying swiftness, the closest skeletons stumble up the hill, cornering the lone Thunderer!
Swiftly dispatching the first Skeletons to reach them, the Dwarves ready themselves for combat, Snorri the Longbeard moving forward.
Swiftly dispatching the first Skeletons to reach them, the Dwarves ready themselves for combat, Snorri the Longbeard moving forward.
The living dead make contact with the noble dwarves.
The living dead make contact with the noble dwarves.
Three charge at Snorri! Parrying valiantly, he knocks one to the ground with a massive swing of his axe, only to succumb to the blows of the other two!
Three charge at Snorri! Parrying valiantly, he knocks one to the ground with a massive swing of his axe, only to succumb to the blows of the other two!
Hefting their great weapons, the Warriors await the onslaught
Hefting their great weapons, the Warriors await the onslaught
Meanwhile on the hill, the missile troops are skilfully holding their position.
Meanwhile on the hill, the missile troops are skilfully holding their position.
Having batted a few futile skeletons back, the Warriors charge from behind their hedge, carving a swathe through the foul necromantic warriors
Having batted a few futile skeletons back, the Warriors charge from behind their hedge, carving a swathe through the foul necromantic warriors
Great axes make short work of the now tottering Skeletons.
Great axes make short work of the now tottering Skeletons.
On the hill, Dwarves have started to fall, but the tide turns as fewer and fewer skeletons are able to support.
On the hill, Dwarves have started to fall, but the tide turns as fewer and fewer skeletons are able to support.
A mad scrabble erupts in the centre of the board as the Dwarves corner the last few Skeletons, swiftly dispatching them back to the lands of death.
A mad scrabble erupts in the centre of the board as the Dwarves corner the last few Skeletons, swiftly dispatching them back to the lands of death.

Reacting swiftly to the encroach of the enemy vanguard, and with a skilful use of missile troops and combat troops, the Dwarves manage to beat back the Undead in disarray. This setback will delay the march of Nagash only slightly, but every minute could mean the difference between life and (un)death in these tumultuous times!

 

More mini-batreps to follow.

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