The Ruinatic War

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The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:31 pm

Somewhere in the desolate ruins of an ancient settlement, two armies are summoned both without will or any idea of what was going on like Bonn-o-Tron. Only M'Lady and I know their fates. To an extent at least, who can fathom the will of dice-rolls?


Turn Zero

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A force of Frostbornian Tribesmen, led by an ice mage and a mysterious hooded stranger.

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And the Imperial Legions aided by a number of dragon cavalry and cavalry alike, with a dark knight at the helm.

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The ice mage was the first to put his surprise to words. "Whoa," he said, sounding exasperated, "where are we? Is this real?"

"Good question," observed the hooded stranger, as they both turned toward the forces behind them.

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"Well, there's an army ahead of us, and one here with us. Guess there's only one thing to do," continued the stranger, peering at the anxious warriors before them.

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"Lets kick some ass."

"Hey wait, didn't you see that weird pile of hairy flesh behind--"

"That's not important. Now lets go."

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With incredible convenience, a Frostbornian kannon appears just outside of their ranks, manned by a group of gun powder specialists and guards.

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And thus begins the Ruinatic War, as soon as I format the rest of the images.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:30 am

Turn One


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The Imperial Legions and hired cavalry all move up, their hero on the dark dragon sailing ahead of them toward the Frostbornains.


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"Onward, to adventure!" Shouted the hooded stranger, dashing off to the left of the Frostbornian ranks with the mage lagging behind. The rest of the warriors move up, some of them following their Hero's lead.

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The specialists prepare the kannon, under the watchful eye of their officer. This kannoneer uses his action for the turn to load it up. They then swivel the kannon in the general direction of the Imperials and wait.

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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:05 am

Turn Two


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All of the Imperials move up, closing in on the Frostbornian ranks. A pair of dragon calvarymen fly up to the ruins to get a better view of their enemy's positioning.

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I think I messed up somewhere taking pictures, but at one point the hooded stranger and mage move up toward the main ruins, the mage stopping and preparing a spell while the hero moves up behind cover.

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The dark knight moves up toward the mage, dimly aware of the hooded hero lying in wait. However, seeing the mage as the bigger threat for now, she hovers ahead and wills her dragon a response action in case the going got rough.

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Meanwhile, the rest of the dragon cavalry loom toward the kannon emplacement. After a What-I-Say-Goes roll (Which we did a lot during this battle) which determined the dragon's firebreath range, the mounts found that they could attack from further away than they -especially the kannon crew- anticipated.

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The results were pretty deadly.

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So deadly, that the second blast by the second dragon knocked over a guard and toasted the rifleman.

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Speaking of deadly, this is what happened during one of our rolls of the turn.

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So we decided to go along with it. Poor chap.

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The mage focuses his powerful magical energy and tips his staff toward the dark knight and her stead. "I think it's time your dragon chills," he said with a wicked grin.

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Then the spell critfails and backfires, freezing the ice mage solid. Probably a result of his horrible pun.

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"..."

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Performing a heroic feat, the hooded stranger leaps from his position toward the dark knight.

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His foot successfully collides with the dark knight's visor with enough force to knock her off her stead.

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And sending her crashing toward the ground, disrupted until her next turn.

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The stranger lands in front of his warriors, looking all epic and inspiring and stuff.

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Meanwhile at the kannon, the officer shouts profanities at the cavalrymen who had just charred half his crew, and in a fit of rage he heaves the cannon toward them and aims. He tries to fire it, but the cannon doesn't seem to be functioning right all of a sudden, causing the officer's obscene language toward the cavalry to strengthen.

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Ignoring everything else, a guard drops his sword and picks this thing up for some reason.


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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:53 pm

Turn Three

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Imperial axemen and crossbowmen alike move up toward the middle of the battlefield, preparing to take on the bulk of the Frostbornians.

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While a couple of crossbowmen break formation and trudge toward a small cluster of ruins.

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The pair of dragon riders move on up, leering at the kannon below them and very much within range.

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Then they blast it to hell, killing the disrupted guard, knocking over the officer and somehow leaving the guard right below them completely unscathed.

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Another view of the destruction.

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Unamused by their mage's self-ice sculpturing, the heavy infantry press on instead of freeing him with their warhammers. He'll probably thaw out soon anyway. They move up and allow the mage to uselessly fall to the ground. The archers move up as well and fire at the riderless dragon.

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They are met with critical success, as their arrows bite through the dragon's hide and blast him to pieces, killing it quite instantly.

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An overview. For whatever reason, the hooded stranger is still striking his epic landing pose, the infantry clustered in front of him staring in awe.

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The other squad of archers move up and fire at the dragons, hoping to get compensation for the wreckage that was once a kannon.

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They score a few hits, but it's not enough to kill them.


DOMINATING.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Zahru II » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:37 am

This is pretty hype; wish lighting was a bit better though.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Bragallot » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:32 am

Man I've always wanted one of those black dragons. This is rad.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Zahru II » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:39 am

Really? They are quite common over here (probably because 6007 - Batl Lord, but 4818 - Dragon Rider was also a cheap way to get it) - I have a harder time finding green ones!
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby ikensall » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:25 am

This is where I come in and be a dick. I have a gold-decorated red-winged dragon from a Johnny Thunder set:
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The battle report is looking nice, nice to see people letting stuff like this pass, :zig: :
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Scratch » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:03 pm

Great game, it's obvious that the die only killed the guard because it rolled a five :wink:
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:10 pm

Turn Four



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Now that the kannon was dealt with, the pair of dragon cavalrymen ignore the two survivors at it's burning remnants and fly toward the archers that tried attacking them last turn.

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And proceed to burninate two of them.

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Man, Frostborne and fire really don't mix.

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The rest of the imperials move up get ready for close combat.

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The gunpowder officer gets up and surveys the remnants of his kannon. He looks pretty sad.

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Meanwhile, the other surviving member of the kannon crew drops whatever he was holding, and throws the spear mounted on his back. He's met with a surprisingly good roll and ends up throwing it damn-near the full length of the battlefield.

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And kills this guy.

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This is an overview of the battle. Unfortunately, it was getting pretty late and we decided to end it here.

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So yeah, that's pretty much it. We may pick this up again sometime and continue from there, but that's unlikely. Either way, this was really fun and we will definitely be doing more of these in the future.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Bragallot » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:26 pm

Zahru II wrote:Really? They are quite common over here (probably because 6007 - Batl Lord, but 4818 - Dragon Rider was also a cheap way to get it) - I have a harder time finding green ones!


I have two green ones, one from the witches' flyer in Fright Knights (my first set ever!), the other... I honestly don't know. They're among my oldest figs. I think I got the Dragon Rider set at one point but I may have traded a black one for a green one back then with one of my friends.

I should probably tell you that back then Green dragons were considered much cooler and stronger than black ones because black dragons were so readily available while greens were very rare (to us). As kids with no idea Bricklink existed even 1 euro armour or basically anything from older lines was something to be in awe of. I also remember we used to treat the Bulls like crap and believe they were 'the worst soldiers' because they were so numerous and cheap at the time, or how views can change :lol: (this may or may not have influenced their backstory)

Ken that battle was sweet. Maybe a post wizard could move your posts together now so our banter doesn't break up the order ;)
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Kommander Ken » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:41 pm

Thanks guys. I've actually never owned any of those dragons, but I do very well remember the Golden Dragon from the Johnny Thunder series. All of the dragon cavalry belonged to M'lady. As far as the green ones being much stronger, I'm not gonna lie here: Don't matter the color, they all kicked my arse. All in good fun, though.


Zahru II wrote:Wish lighting was a bit better though.


Yes, we were both saying that throughout most of the battle. There was only one light in the whole room and it was mounted on the wall pretty much to the north of where I was sitting.
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Re: The Ruinatic War

Postby Zupponn » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:40 pm

Pretty cool battle. Too bad you didn't get to use the scenery a little more though.
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