Tuesday night's club game at the Crazy Squirrel was another Warmaster samurai game. This time, the scenario was a take off from one of the Mongol invasions of Japan. As Brent did not have any mongols, he substituted Orcs and Goblins. I, again, played the part of the Samurai, with Craig's clan as an ally, against Ron and Neils rampaging greenskins.
BUT, the photo above shows what happened to that general and those archers. My elite cavalry, sensing an opportunity, charged from behind our defensive lines and smashed into the archers. Unfortunately, I did not know (as the unit's abilities had changed from the last game) that I now hit on 3's and not 4's. Without this knowledge, my rolls did less than stellar damage, where I won the fight, but lost a stand...followed by a second round, where I lost another stand. However, I eliminated one unit of archers, seriously hurt the other...and killed that sub-general.
Not much of a shot, but it does show the lynchpin between Craig's troops and my own. The unit in the valley, just below that grey rock, is Craig's unit, with the troops just down from it being my own. Those greenskins to the left are more archers...sigh.
I thought I had taken a few more photos, but they are not on my camera (shrug!), but the final turn of the game saw me counter-attacking Ron's troops, and throwing them back out of my lines. I took one general down to a single hit, wiped out three units of orcs, and killed their CinC, ending the game with a narrow victory for our side.
I felt bad for Ron as his first two turns saw very little movement from his army and then his saving throws were practically all whiffed in the two final turns. I, myself, was only able to move two units the entire game, from command rolls, the rest of the moves were from initiative only. Both Ron and I rolled a fair amount of 11s all game.
This is the second game in a week where Neil came within one wound of killing our CinC and winning the game for his side, but he continues to be robbed of that victory. <grin>