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Chaotic insanity idea for introducing someone to WFB

brr-icy

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A friend of mine recently redid his basement with a 25'x6' table. He has invited the 6th warhammer crew over to play a game and teach him how to play (split into three or four separate games on the table) Our plan being a massive Chaos incursion with whatever armies for defence that people want to bring. He's super excited about us coming, and has decided that he will field my Lahmian Vampire Counts (I have enough "flavorful" units to field all the vampire families). I made him a list from the regular book, but added in Nefrata as his general (wanted more raising than the Lahmian appendix allows since it's missing a Master Necromancer) I'm pretty sure Dwarfs are involved, but not sure who else will be coming for the other two spots on the table since all the armies are available to be fielded.

just to give you an idea of the scope of the game room, missing probably the last six feet of table:

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Wow.
Impressive basement, wonderful table and neat idea.
Keep us informed !

( on a related note... how many tanks are there?!? :o)
 

brr-icy

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I refuse to count them lol. I will see how many people want to show up for it, they might get derailed with other stuff, but there's at least two games going to be happening
 

Irisado

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It sounds like a very ambitious battle in terms of scale to teach someone how to play, but if that's how your friend prefers to learn, that's fair enough. Lamian Vampire Counts are one of my favourite armies, so he has made a good choice there.

The basement is impressive and that table is great. It's like playing in a store from the looks of things.
 

brr-icy

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It is basically a single game, just with some others going on on the table as well. We will see how it goes.
 
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Saturday it is. Tzeentch, Nurgle, and Khorne vs Lahmian Vampires, Dwarfs, and tentatively Wood Elves. Will try to take lots of pics with my actual camera for a battle report
 
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So far it's three vets playing chaos, and two new people playing opposite. The Dwarf list is made entirely as "this is bullcrap" posts from Dakka from back when the 6.5 book came out, so Thorek and anvil, tons of shooting, lots of longbeards, the friend that is playing that army has been jaded by the last player that "taught" him by cheating to win while teaching. Kind of left a bitter taste in his mouth for the game in general. Hopefully he has fun this time.
 
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The day was a success, battle report on the other hand not so much. Too much to do with answering questions from the new players and trying to get my game in at the same time.

The Battlefield: Closest Khorne vs skaven, middle Vampires vs Tzeentch, and end Dwarfs vs Nurgle.

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Nurgle and Dwarfs got a headstart on us, mainly because i was unpacking three other armies after they were out and about.

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They ended up playing two games to our one. I had a lot of questions being thrown my way, so the Vampires vs Tzeentch took a bit longer than the others, still fun though. Our Nurgle player doesn't fancy 6.5 thorek or the 6.5 anvil at all anymore lol. We usually house rule the 6.0 anvil into the 6.5 book and it balances ok, so we'll return to that. Not to mention the Dwarf player has been playing wargames for a few decades, and so has gotten very good at range guessing with the artillery.

Tzeentch vs Lahmia. You can see we like to run fluffy, special character lists. Nefrata and "badly painted" were leading the charge on that side, she is not fun to play against, but humourous to see her seducing people left and right. The chosen knights got surrounded and beaten by the black knights and grave guard, getting run down in the process, later Egrimm decided that he didn't want to play today and ended up running off the table. Solid Vampire victory.

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Skaven vs Khorne was a pretty fair match. Archaon was leading the Khorne, with Ikit Claw and Thanqoul on the other side. I am pretty sure Khorne ended up blasting it's way through near the end, but I made sure that the three of us on the chaos side were going to have a challenge against the lists on the opposite side, and it worked. The Khorne victory was a hard fought one.

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