With Games Workshop pulling a lot of the Fantasy figure lines, I've been doing some panic buying on ebay and GW's site. Now that some of the goodies are coming in, I've gotten the urge to play. We haven't played in about 2-3 years, but that is not unusual. WHFB cycles through the game rotation every few years.
Last night my friend Lou came over and we played WHFB, Empire vs Chaos, 1000 points.
Lou's Chaos Army
Chaos General on Daemonic Mount
Chaos Sorcerer on Chaos Steed
8 Chaos Chosen Knights
10 Chaos Chosen Warriors
My Empire Army
General on Warhorse
Level 2 Wizard on Warhorse
5 Reiksguard Knights
2 Units of 20 Spearmen with 5 man Halberd detachment
We did a simple table layout 6x5 and set up 24 inches apart.
At this point we called it as it was getting late. I'd have to give a minor victory to Chaos. I didn't really have a way to win those 2 fights and it would be a while get help from my other troops.
It was fun and frustrating at the same time. Fighting an army like Chaos with all the really heavy armor sucks. In the initial Chaos Knight charge vs my spear, I got 22 attacks AND re-rolls for misses. The only way to fight them is tune up my army for this specific foe. And I forgot a major tenant of the Empire army, "Never leave home without Cannons". Ah well, it was still fun. I need to get some paint on my Bretonnians that I've had since Sigmar was a boy.