Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dwarven King shall forever be talked of in Dwarven halls

Finally .. finally, I say.. I managed to get Andy around for a game. We'd been exchanging texts for weeks about Kings of War V2, so we thought we'd play a game. We managed to convince Adrian to join us for some fun, Dwarves vs Kingdoms of Men.

The eerily silent battlefield, who would have thought such carnage would be wrought on these fine green fields?
Andy deployed with Knights on each flank, and archers and foot guard holding his centre. The Dwarves deployed with their fire power concentrated in their centre, the flanks held by Ironclad regiments supported by a steel behemoth and some Brockriders.

I love the Dwarf gyrocopter, and use this as my steel behemoth in the absence of a proper steam tank.

Andy had place a regiment of knights on his right flank, and these swept around and attacked the Brockriders. In hindsight this was never going to end well for the Brockriders.

The left flank Ironclad took casualties from a regiment of human archers which boldly advanced towards them.

The Dwarf right pushed forward - an Ironclad regiment supported by the steel behemoth

The Dwarf King threw himself forward facing off against the rampaging knights. This was the hero's finest hour.

Valiantly he held out

And still there

The Ironclad hit the archers repeatedly

Meanwhile on the Dwarf right, the ironclad regiment had been taken down by a regiment of foot guards, only to be attacked by the steel behemoth

And sent on their way

The Ironclad regiment was caught in a classic fork, archers to their front, knights to their flank. They destroyed the archers but were caught in the flank by a full regiment of knights.

It wasn't a pretty sight

However the Dwarf gun line had managed to turn itself, and brought its entire might down on the knight regiment.
The field was littered with the bodies of humans and dwarves. The Dwarf gun line, supported by the great steel behemoth was all that remained of the Dwarf army, but the only signs of human life came from the Human 'Captain' and his Battle Standard Bearer fleeing to avoid capture.

The game had played out well. The 2nd edition of Kings of war shows signs of refinement over the 1st edition, and plays even better than the 1st, evidence of a company that listens to player feedback and focusses on giving 'gamers a good experience.

We had a great evening with plenty of laughs, lots of cinematic 'gaming moments, all accompanied by beer and sausage rolls. Doesn't get much better!!!


  1. It was a great game, long overdue. The massed horse that caused all the damage was the new "legion" sized unit......nad to be honest the dwarf king was drunk, unlike the true valiant soldiers of the human army!!! :) Great game with great friends.

  2. And have you ever known a dwarf warrior of any kind who wasn't drunk in action?

  3. Good game. Looking forward to bringing my unpainted Undead legions!


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