As I mentioned earlier, my neighbor’s son has taken a liking to the game of Mordheim. He is young and not exactly a tactician, but as my protege, he will soon be kicking some trash. In the last month or so, I’ve been teaching him how to play Mordheim. So far, I’ve taught him the basic rules of movement, shooting and close combat. He’s also pretty good with do the to-hit, to-wound and “see what happens to the poor bloke.” (I do the calculating. “You need a four to hit, and a five to wound with the dagger,” etc.)
So far I’ve taught him the herd tactic: “Staying in a group is better than dying one at a time.” Which is still working on a little bit.
Anyway, tonight we played our third Mordheim game (and walked through most of the after game actions for the first time).
But, he did manage to pull of one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen with Skaven. Since I told him that he could climb into buildings, he wanted to try it. He had two Nightrunners and one Black Skaven climb up onto the first floor of a building, everyone passed their initiative tests by a mile. The next turn he decided to climb down… three sixes in a row (everyone fell 3 inches suffering d3 strength 3 hits).
One Nightrunner was about to jump but got scared at the last second and tried to get back on… but he couldn’t get his balance and started to fall. His two rat friends jumped to pull him to safety, but the rotten planks gave way, and they all ended up in a heap:
(Hover over the picture to see what happened.)
Hahahaha! I was laughing so hard (inside of course).
Black Skaven – Dead
Nightrunner – Stunned
Nightrunner – Knocked down