Had no idea what to call this, but I thought I
d start a thread showing my progression as a general. While I have been playing Warhammer since 4th edition, it hasnt been at the top of my list of things to play. Back in 4th we had a small group of 3 regulars, with about 4 more guys who played occasionally. I had Dark Elves and Chaos Dwarves. Even then, we played more Epic than anything else. So I went to college (at 23), and didn
t really play again until the switchover to 6th was on the horizon. And then I played little, and was using Orcs & Gobbos. And then in 2003, I discovered Confrontation, and didnt play another game of Warhammer Fantasy until January of this year, using a new Dark Elf army. I still have only played a handful of games, mostly from 250-750 points in the last few months as another Escalation league kicked off. My idea is to use this thread to turn me from a mediocre Warhammer general into a decent one. The crowd here can be pretty competitive, and I
d like to have a fighting chance.<br><br>One of my problems is that I am a fan of skirmish games, so the movement system and LoS, are not as intuitive to me. I never know how to setup or what to do half the time.<br><br>So I got my first game in last night at 1850 using this <a href="http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=6599">list</a>. My opponent Josh, was playing Empire. From what I recall he ha a Steam Tank, Flagellants, Knights, Pistoliers, Hunters, Cannon, Crossbowmen, and another unit I cant recall. I
ve only played against Empire once before, way back in 4th edition, oddly with my old Chaos Dwarfs.<br><br>So long story short, I got demolished. His Steam Tank wiped out my unit of Chaos Dwarf Warriors, the Black Orcs, sat around and then got charged and wiped out by Flagellants, the Earthshaker was completely ineffective thanks to bad dice, and the Hobbos took out a Knight, then got wiped out, while the archers ran. One of the Blunderbusses was ineffctive. Stupid of me to trying to flank with a unit that moves 3 inches. And the Wolfriders didnt do much either.
I need to work on the whole baiting thing and movement in general. So my first problem to identify, is what use should I be using each unit for and what should I be concerning myself with in each army. The only thing I know for sure right now is team Tanks must die.
I took some photos with my cellphone.
Here`s the beginning of the doom. Steam Tank rolls into my unit of dwarves, taking o9ut 11 of them, they run, rally, then get smashed into the again the next turn, routing the General and unit champ. I did 3 wounds to the tank. Sadly, I now know that I should have been shooting at it with my Bolt Throwers.