(And Ashton’s Favorite Mordheim Pictures!)
Another grueling day in the ruins of Mordheim, has started and the Orc’s and Skaven’s bitter rivalry continues. These two warbands have been searching the ruins almost as much for the rival warband as they were for Wyrdstone. The amount of time since their last encounter has been astoundingly distant. This Skirmish in the ruins of Mordheim has been long overdue.
The first rounds of the Mordheim Skirmish went quickly. The Skaven Sprinted down the South side of the Mordheim Board.
The Orcs tried their best to converged in the middle of the board to attack the Skaven with a united Orc front (which is pretty much impossible…) Crabi the Orc Boss was very proud of the Troll for only forgetting where he was twice during the battle, but Slice the Orc Boy (pictured right) was exceedingly unruly (even for an Orc). Slice spent more than 50% of the game hurling insults at the nearest Orcs warband members. By the end of the game, he was still shouting, but everyone in his warband was out of earshot.
By the time the Orcs reached the Skaven to the south, the rats had set up a ambush and surrounded the Orcs who arrived first. With uncanny accuracy the Skaven sliced down a goblin and squig. The Orcs returned the favor by cutting down two Giant Rats and a Nightrunner.
Even with an extremely successful shooting phase, (knocked down 2 and stunned 1) the Skaven ambush had been too much of a surprise, causing the shaken Orcs to fail their rout test. The Skaven earned a well deserved victory.
(I saved my favorite picture for the very end. )