So all of the glueing and building is done and it is time to sit down and have our first battle. We have slightly more miniatures available than those that ship in the Soul Wars box. I picked up each of the ‘East To Build’ boxes that were available with the initial release and I also grabbed a box of Reapers this weekend. So we have a full ten model unit of Reapers as well as two full units of Sequitors and Castigators. We aren’t playing with the Banshees as I don’t have a unit card for them and I want to have all the stats available to the girls as they play.
We spent some time yesterday going over the rules, explaining what each phase is and learning all the stats. So for today’s game we set up a simple scenario that lasts five rounds and just counts the number of wounds each side scores to determine the winner. None of the terrain rules are being used to keep things simple and focus on the core phases and how they work.
Miss N. won the roll to go first and moved up slightly. I think she wanted to keep at a distance and use her shooting attacks to thin out the Nighthaunt horde. During her turn Miss C. was far more aggressive and pushed up her Reapers and Chainrasps towards Miss N’s troops. She also sent her Knight and some troops around the flank to attack the Lord Arcanum.
Miss C. won the roll for the second turn and decided to go first. She charged with her Reapers and Chainrasp Horde getting a 10 for the Chainrasps and pushing them towards the Extolers. She also managed to get the Reapers into combat with the Ballista. Sadly as good as her charge rolls were she did no wounds with her Reapers and then Miss N. Piled In with her Extolers and chewed up five Chainrasps. Returning combat the Chainrasps killed an Extoler and wounded a second.
During Miss N’s turn she healed the Extoler with the Lord Arcanum. Her shooting was not very good. The Ballista rapid-fired into the Reapers and only did 5 hits. Two wounded and Miss C saved them all. The Castigators were more effective and stripped away some Chainrasps. The Combat Phase involved combats between multiple units with the Chainrasps attacking the Extolers and the Castigators and the Reapers Piling In to attack the Knight Incantor and the Ballista. She managed to do some more wounds to the Ballista and two to the Knight. Between the Extolers and the Catigators the Chainrasps were knocked down to two models. Hopefully they can get re-invigorated in the next turn.
We stopped at the end of turn 2 as we had to make dinner but we will get back to the game tomorrow. Miss C has the firth turn again so we shall see what sort of trouble she can make for her sister.