|Sketch of the opening moves|
|Overview of the start of the battle|
We rolled for sides, and I ended up commanding the allies.
Aggressive as ever, the orcs rolled forward, with the wolves and bodyguard engaging the two units of elves, while the lesser orcs advanced to threaten the men of Dale, and the better orcs headed around the woods in a flanking maneuver.
|The wolves attack the elves|
That left the kings to engage each other.
Meanwhile, on the orcish right, the lesser orcs formed a hedgehog to deal with the appearance of the dwarves out of the woods on their flank.
The dwarves eventually drove the orcs from the field, but the flanking maneuver finally culminated in the arrival of the better orcs within shooting range of the men of Dale. Unprepared for the volleys of arrows, they withdrew.
That left just four units on the table, and we rolled for game ending in accordance with the scenario instructions.
|Position at end of game|
That turned out to be the last turn, and, with more points left on the table (and in better condition, though it wasn’t a scenario criterion), we deemed the orcs to have won.
The total time elapsed was about an hour and a half. It would probably have been half an hour shorter if we hadn’t been compelled to discuss the moves over FaceTime. Nevertheless, it was a fun little game, and I look forward to getting a few more units done so that we can add a bit of variety to the encounters. Two years of auction haunting have left me with a generous pile of these figures awaiting my attention.
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