Friday, June 10, 2011

RRtK Brass Dwarves vs. Romans - Post Battle

Perhaps in the future I'll start writing proper battle reports for these, but since I was trying out a new style of rules solo, I didn't think what I'd done would be very interesting to most.

Having played one game, here are a few observations/comments/foolishness on my part:

  • Terror Troops does not seem to be an adequate rule to account for the infantry-mowing capabilities of a steam tank. In the future I will stat it out as Shock Cavalry.
  • I had two infantry units come up with the "Giving Ground" result, and ultimately decided that the best way to resolve it would be to give each a hit and leave them in melee.
  • As far as I can tell a element that has received it's Rep in hits or worse will automatically rout the next time it is forced to take a test, which is cool.
  • The steam tank and Equites spent a few rounds pounding on each other, with the Equites giving better than it got, but having forced the tank to retire a way's back allowed it to use its small calibre guns to good effect, ultimately destroying the weaker Equites unit.
  • This is the last time that I'll move my mounted CinC into range for a flank charge from an elite pike unit. I would have been better served by wheeling my cannon so that I could fire at the slow-moving pike formation.
  • The Dwarves may well have too many crossbows (which is mostly Irregular's fault for the pack composition, and also my choice to include 2 strips, rather than three on a base); their center was composed almost entirely of them, and were successful in shooting my Legionnaires to bitz before they even reached charge range.
In the future I will be tweaking lists, adding more figures (the Romans definitely need some skirmishers of some sort), adding mercenaries, etc... but overall I found it a fun and interesting way to spend a couple of hours.

1 comment:

  1. I like very much 2HW rules and RRtK in particular. But coming from DBM/DBA it's hard to grasp the new way of thinking for my two first games.
    Thanks for sharing.`