Being a sergeant was a shitty job. Being no longer one of the guys, and not yet one of the higher ups a sergeant was expected to lead by example. Also when the crap hit the cartwheel the middle management always got the blame.
"Naturally", Sgt Pepper thought: "I was selected to carry the bag of ransom gold for the kidnappers. Any of the men would have ran with the money and Sheriff Gunther, my superior, would not choose himself for a dangerous duty like this."
A yellow orange light was beginning to glimmer through the branches of the trees and Pepper felt his mouth water as a sweet smell of tenderly grilled meat drifted around him. The bastard were having a barbecue party. "Oh well, after we ambush and bag the bastards maybe, the Sheriff will let us have it ourselves", thought he.
If Pepper would have only known what was on the menu...
The good guysSheriff Gunther - lvl 10 hero (Halberd, Heavy Armour)
Sgt Pepper - Lvl 5 hero (Halberd, Light Armour)
10 Forresters in two units of 5 (Longbow, Light Armour)
18 Hellblizen in two units of 10 and 8 (Halberds, Light Armour)
The bad guys:
Bruce Dick - lvl 5 Beastman shaman (Enthuse, Dispirit, Aura of resistance)
Willy Nilly - Lvl 5 Beastman hero (Halberd, Light Armour)
12 Beastmen in 3 units of 4 models (Halberd, Light Armour
As per the scenario rules (where you can also read the briefings with the back story for this scenario) only Sergeant Pepper was allowed to deploy as advance force and he made a scout move directly at the cabin and supposed drop off point for the ransom. After the Scout move Vo Dka (a Level 5 Minotaur Hero with a 2h weapon and light armour) was deployed in the middle of the board. He was the one having a barbecue, a barbecue of kidnappers and kidnappees to be precise.
|The kidnappers had told the good guys to bring the ransom money to an abandoned cabin in the woods. The cabin was surrounded by woods and a river and a small road ran next to it.|
|When Sergeant Pepper got closer he saw the kidnapped girl been roasted on a fire by a terrible minotaur Vo Dka. Vo Dka was eating what remained of the kidnappers, but the girl was still alive!|
The good guys lost the roll off so my beastmen got to go first. A unit of 4 beastmen lead by Willy Nilly arrived casually from the woods. "Hey you were supposed to guard them, not eat them you moron", Willy shouted at his big brother. Vo Dka, totally focussed on munching a tasty morsel, ignored him.
Approximately at the same time, the foresters arrived at the opposite side of the clearing. When they saw the situation in front of the cabin, they immediately opened fire on the minotaur...
...who got really pissed at them...
...and charged Willy Nilly and his poor brothers (because they were closest to him *duh*).
Thus ended the short but violent lives of Willy Nilly and four of his brother goats.
|"You weren't supposed to eat them you moron!!!"|
|"Shoot the beast! Save the GIRL!!!"|
|"Stop it you dumb bastAAAARGH..." -Last words of Willy Nilly|
At the same time Bruce Dick and four more sons arrived at the scene from the flank behind the cottage. They Marched towards the road with a goal to "save" the girl before she would be roasted or saved by the humans. Bruce cast aura of resistance, which would surely protect him from any harm.
Unfortunately for Bruce, the humans had decided to launch the ambush marching all of the Hellblitzen on the road from the same flank. When they saw Bruce and his diminutive band of chaotics, they turned to face them and then proceeded to throwing taunts and pieces of trash at the antagonists.
|Closeup on the right flank|
Vo Dka hacked and pursued the remaining beastmen of Willy of the board.
Pissed of by their taunts and confident in the protection of his mighty magics, Bruce shouts Chaaargbaaaa and charges the human force.
Sheriff Gunther challenges Bruce, hits twice, wounds twice and then bruce fails his saves (of 5+ from the aura) twice.
|Bruce charges and dies. Beastmen are pushed back and the humans follow them off the road|
Bruce's beastmen manage to cause a couple of wounds to the humans, but are pushed back because the enemy has a rank and a flag.
The other human unit start to march forward for a flanking manoeuvre, which is kinda pointless, because at their turn the humans once again win the combat, choose to lap around the remaining beastmen unit, which panics and flees.
A pursuit ensues where the rest of the chaos spawn are hacked to ground. Meanwhile the foresters move next to the girl and begin to untie her and the minotaur turns around and walks back towards the cabin and his meal still really pissed at being interrupted while eating.
The beastmen behind the river charge the foresters, who bravely flee to the woods
|You cowards baa!|
|Cunning tactics from the good guys|
|The same cunning tactics|
The genius stratagem worked like a charm. Vo Dka charged sergeant Gunther's unit, who promptly fled from the battlefield failing a fear check...
...and as their fearless leader ran past them the rest of the hellblitzen wisely panicked as well, and ran off the board.
|Ok lets go|
Meanwhile the foresters manage to get the still alive girl off her bonds.
The remaining beast men band charges a forrester unit off the board.
The foresters with the girl edge away from the crazed minotaur, who after driving the hellblitzen off the board moves closer to the middle of the board.
Sergeant Pepper steps forwards between the foresters and Vo Dka.
The remaining beastmen charge the foresters who have the girl. They flee and failing the leadership roll fleeing turns to rout, which means that they actually routed off the board with their prize (winning the scenario for the good guys).
Vo Dka charges sergeant Pepper, who for some explicable reason chose to hold instead of fleeing.
|"Your reign of evil ends here!" -The last words of Sgt. Pepper|
In the ensuing combat Vo Dka lowered his head for the charge. Sergeant Pepper lowered his halberd to receive said charge. And then they both died :D
|Like this they died see.|
And thus ended the battle. The girl was saved and all the important people were alright. Even Bruce Dick managed to crawl away to fight another day (because evil never truly dies and also because I have written another scenario for him, which I just don't want to throw away).
Well this was fun. After a bloody night of battle the good guys won. It was just like in the movies!