Friday, 22 April 2011
Tactical Review: Massacre in the West Woods
You’ve got to love those dirty rat bastards. Three times I have been installed as Skaven Commander and three times I have hammered the Empire into submission.
Luckily my tactics were spot on, the plague furnace flanked by two good units and the Gutter Runners employed no more that 12” from the Empire’s backline. As soon as I had placed my scouts Tim was instantly worried, even though I couldn’t charge on the first turn I was able to move them within 6” to unleash the deadly throwing stars, meanwhile the deadly Plague Furnace creaked forward with the support of the Clan Rats and Storm Vermin.
Nothing here was bad. All of it was good and I don’t think anything was wrong with any of that.
These Gutter Runners have done me down several times in a row now and I need to come up with a viable counter-strategy just for them obviously. I guess a unit in place to strike back at them or slow them up.
There wasn’t much I could have done about the Thirteenth Spell. It was very luckily cast and basically ruined my carefully orchestrated three-unit charge.
So what would I have done differently?