It whispered a command to the orc captains cowering nearby "Kill everything. Burn everything."
I just wanted to play with my toys so I set up a solo game of Dragon Rampant last weekend.
An Evil raiding force is hitting the settlements in Eriador. So 40 points of wolves, wolf riders, goblin scouts, some human heavy cavalry and three companies of orcs (light foot with mixed weapons) lead by a Nazgul. I added some trolls later when I realized that all those points spent on fast movers were kinda wasted. The Men had 29 pts worth: a Big Damn Hero (elite rider with enchanted armour and sword) some scouts and a lot of light foot most of whom had javelins. Marching over the bridge to help was a unit of heavy foot.
|Yes, I rather had Buckland or Bree in mind while setting up!|
Beor watched his page, Torvald, grooming his horse, "That's good . Work his flanks. He likes that. This afternoon when chores are done we will work on your sword skills."
A chorus of wolf howls broke the morning, answered by the harsh braying of orc horns. Beor shouted to the men around him "Foes are upon us! To arms! To arms!" He seized Torvald by the shoulder. "Quck now! Help me arm and then get your bow!"
|Boer and his retainers muster|
|Villagers line the hedge with bows and javelins|
|Beor the Brave leads his hall thegns up to the gate|
|Evil troops swarm across the fields|
|The Nazgul drives back the defenders from the gate|
|Watching the boys march by|
|Reinforcements are welcomed by the Lady of the Manor|
Eventually the Nazgul drove his orcs forward to assault the hedge, hacking and thrusting with spears as the men hurled javelins and stabbed back. The orcs fell back broken.
|Desperate fight along the hedge|
Obviously needed less cavalry and more trolls.