I decided to start a game of WHFB to test out the rules I've learned and decide whether to pick up some starter models. I just got halfway through this game in session as I placed an order for the BoSP set and a Bretonnian batallion box.
Basically, I cut out some proxy bases using heavy cardboard and set up a 1500-point game of Bretonnians versus Tomb Kings, using entires and lists I decided upon earlier (unit preference and monetary cost was a partial factor), controlling both myself. The rulebooks on hand were the armies' respective books plus a $7 copy of Warhammer 6th edition, complete with worn spine and cigarette odor. I read through the rules a couple times beforehand, noting its differences from 40,000, and did my best to add the updated rules from 7th (chiefly ranks and magic, but no psychology in close combat played a huge part.)TL;DR:
Turn-by turn photographed battle report, knights VS mummies, using cardboard stand-ins.
Here's the pre-game setup, before I reconfirmed and adjusted a few unit sizes and use of ranks:
All images are taken from this position, for better evaluation of my ignorant attempts at strategy.
Tomb Kings marked with gold and skulls, Brets in blue, you probably could tell. For the Brets, their two knight units (far flanking sides) are lead by the army's Paladin and Army Battle Standard Bearer, The Baron Lionel d'Arden and Sir Gael, respectively. At the back of the force is the trebuchet and three Pegasus Knights. The other four units are two Men-at-Arms and two Peasant Bowmen. I changed the bowmen's formations each into a single rank of sixteen peasants behind defensive steaks, moving the Paladin's knights further down, and brought the MaA's numbers to their actual sixteen, placing them both in front of the trebuchet. The lower bowmen unit also contains a lvl 2 Damsel of the Lady, taking The Wolf Hunts and The Bear's Anger as her spells.
I've marked the Tomb Prince's 30-some unit of Skeleton Spearmen, the Liche Priest's light Horsemen bodyguard, and four Ushabti. The Prince is flanked by two units of skeleton archers purely to take up space, with six heavy horsemen at the top of the image and four Chariots along the bottom. I brought the Prince's skeletons to their listed number and reformed the Horsemen units for better use of rank bonuses (or lack of them).
The two objects in the middle of the table are a cardboard box and a film tin. I guess they count as impassable rocks or something. Picture the battlefield as plane along the cliff-side coastlines of Tilea, if you want.
I'll write up the first set of rounds in turn 1, but first let's get this battle started.Tomb Kings VS Bretonnians GO!