I grabbed my two new HotT armies, orcs and pirates, and opted to field the pirates myself.
The pirates were defending, and ended up with a large forest in the centre of their deployment zone. No idea what came over me but I decided to advance out of the forest even though there were two orc chariots (knights) fast approaching. What's worse, I didn't double rank them.. this was never going to end well.
|The lines approach|
|Starved of PIPs, the airboat was well out of the action, and the hero on the right, supported by the magician, managed to lose combats twice|
|The 'hero' recoiled by an orc war band|
|The pirate line disintegrated, losses included the pirate general ... and it was all over|
|At least the pirate air boat looked pretty|
|... as did the pirate magicians (the sirens on the rocks)|
So then it was Muscovites vs Ottomans in an Armati renaissance stoush. Just a few photos of Adrian's beautiful 15mm figures (mostly Mike's Models IIRC).
Suffice it to say that I commanded the Muscovite army, and was for the second time in the evening handed my 'head on a pike'.
A great evening with two awesome games.