HIGH ELVES against DARK & CURSED ELVES
Battle played in the period of 24 June to 15 July 2020
Headquarters of the Naran Team Turin
We played with armies of 4000 points and 1500 points of ars arcana (magic) each. 224 miniatures have been deployed: 102 of the Hign Elves and 122 of the Dark & Cursed Elves and Araknotaurs.
You can see in the following pages the complete lists of the Armies employed in the battle::
DARK & CURSED ELVES
It was an epic confrontation. The High Elves fielded two Dragons, while the Dark ones fielded a Giant Spider and a Hydra. During the battle two Entities (FIEND) intervened, one good and the other evil, evoked by the respective Cabal (Triads) of Wizards. The Dark & Cursed Elves also deployed Sinister Elf Crossbowmen (with repeating crossbow) and an Allied Command of Araknotaurs .
At the end of the eighth turn of play the High Elves were in clear advantage. The Giant Spider had been eliminated from the first rounds and the Hydra had already suffered the maximum number of wounds available. Several units of Dark & Cursed Elves had also been eliminated. In the next Combat turn the Hydra would certainly have been eliminated, also because its army had suffered the loss of all the Clerics and Priests, so it could no longer have attempted to repeat the failed saving throws (because to do this you must have of Priests who carry out "the Invocation to the Gods") . The Triad of Dark Elf Wizards was also nearing the end of the available magic points, so in the next turn, or in the next one, he could no longer keep his Entity on the field. At that point, the High Elves, with two dragons and an Entity, could have easily exterminated the enemies.
If the battle had ended that turn, the High Elves would have won by a good margin in terms of point difference.
Instead, the situation suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down in the ninth round. With a surprise maneuver, the perfidious Dark Elf Warchief managed to get some of his Individuals to the heart of the enemy deployment: the Heroic Warchief (who had joined the Cavalry Unit on Raptor) , the Female General Araknotaur (left alone after the Unit she had joined had been annihilated) and the Gorgon (Destroyer). In the next two turns those Individuals managed to kill the High Elf Warchief, a General and even a Wizard and a Cleric. In the subsequent Command test, the entire High Elf army still in the field, including the two Dragons and the Arcane Individuals, routed. Together with the Wizards the Entity also vanished.
At the end of the eleventh round only the High Elf Hero on the Griffin remained on the field, who had hired the Dark Elf Cavalry on Raptor, with whom there was the Dark Elf Leader. The High Elf Hero had also been hired by the Gorgon (Destroyer). In the subsequent fight, the hero with the griffin eliminated some knights on the Raptor, but the griffin suffered injuries that could not be recovered because there were no more priests. So only the Hero remained (on foot), who in the last round (12th) managed to survive the double fight against the Knights' Unit on the Raptor and the Gogone unscathed, but with the negative result of the subsequent test is he too was on the run. So the battle ended with a "Massacre" suffered by the High Elves. Apri in Google Traduttore.
The news of this defeat took the Great King of the High Elves by surprise, who went on a rampage and immediately gave the order to send another army against the Dark & Cursed Elves. The shame must be canceled! Absolutely.
Outcome of the clash in terms of points:
As already reported above, the battle ended with a "Massacre" in favor of the Dark & Cursed Elves:
the Dark & Cursed Elves suffered 3447 loss points (Sandro), with a difference of 2048 points in their favor;
the High Elves suffered 5495 loss points - the whole Army, including all the Ars Arcana component. (Sergio)
Another epic battle of Naran Fantasy Wars !