Christmas gaming, testing for Norwegian Masters

On Sunday we were five guys from Spillforeningen The Fellowship that met at Outland for some Christmas gaming. We coupled it with testing lists for the Norwegian Masters tournament in January! There will be five 600 point games. The scenarios wont be announced before the deadline to submit the lists have passed. 

I really want to paint my Mumakil this Christmas break. So I made list with a mumak with rocks and sigil of defiance,  cheiftain and ten karna archers, and a second warband of ten serpent riders led by a cheiftain on horse with war spear. I wanted something that could keep up with the Mumak.

My wip Mumak

My wip Mumak

Serpent Riders

Serpent Riders

It proves to be a real glass cannon. I played two games, and I lost miserably both times. The first game was against Sebastian and his elves.

The elven dwarf alliance! 

The elven dwarf alliance! 

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Close to the edge and stuff blocking the line of sight for my archers. 

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The Serpent Riders kill stuff quiet well on the charge, but if I lose the fight they usually dies as well.. 

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Taking a wound, failing courage and standing next to the board edge is bad news for the Mumak! Very bad! It's really hard to manouvre.. 

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Øysteins Uruk-hai led by Saruman versus Andreas "The Norwegian Viking". He used a similar army as the one he used at Mini-Arcon. Seemed even more solid this time around! 

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Marius' 49 model count army! Interesting one! Didn't get to play them, but would have been interesting. He had a lot of two handed axes, could have done some damage to the Mumak. Gandalf and Gwaihir could do some work as well! 

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Andreas' Angmar facing off against the Hobbits! They need to kill two more than their own numbers to break the enemy!

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With piercing strikes and outnumbering the Hobbits might actually kill Orcs, but they need to win fights.. They didn't. Andreas won.

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Sebastian and Øystein concentrating! 

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I played my second game against Andreas. We rolles Reconnoitre. I could probably have outmanouvered him and gotten alot of my army off the board. But I wanted to practice moving and using the Mumak and the Serpent Riders. He pretty much tabled me with zero losses.

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I setup my riders outside of Andreas' charge range. But he compelled one of my riders, ganges up on him. Then he did a heroic combat and charged all of my right flank. And of course, had a taskmaster, so he didnt have to spend a might point. Very clever catapulting! I learned quiet a bit from that! 

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Dwarves and elves vs. Hobbits!

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Marius' Paddington Hobbits! 

It was a fun day of relaxed gaming! Thanks to the guys that showed up!

I'm still not sure wether or not to go with the Mumak and Serpent Riders.. I mostly want to because I want to paint it, and I dont have enough time to paint anything else. But Santa might bring me some goodies I rather want to paint!?

I'll try to make some posts during my Christmas hobbying, going away for a week with my girlfriend. And that means quiet a bit of hobbying time!

-While