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Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome To The Jungle Part 5 - Jungle Boogie

The conclusion to this battle report.

Get down, get down...
Jungle boogie, jungle boogie...
Get it on...

The King! The King is ambushed!

The Dwarves in the trench decide to help and leave the safety of their entrenchment.

Some Dire Apes were anticipating they would and charge at them.

Merlin, where are you? Call your Dragon... to weave a mist to hide us! 

The trench fighters are able to fend off the Apes in their way...

... and begin to pick off Apes from behind.

The Apes are confused about where to attack.

No one shall have Excalibur but me.....

Oh... nevermind, we won!

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
Lance: What?
Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. 

The Gnome King, The Chaos Dwarf Captain, and the Gnome wizard stand over the bodies of fallen Apes and friends.
another wave is coming?!?!?!

All surviving Gnomes and Dwarves decide to hole up in the trench.
Only one barrel left! The wizard has no more spells.
Stuntie bravery and castle forged steel must be relied upon to save them in this wave...
And maybe a good trench!
The Ape army stares at them from across the river.

Koba: Koba fight for apes!
Caesar: Koba fight for Koba.

They come across again in one big mass.

Caesar: War has... already begun. Ape started war. And stuntie... Stuntie will not forgive.

The last barrel is blown.

Up, men, and to your posts! Don’t forget today that you are from old Moria!

And as the battle looked to be the last for many a stuntie...  they look up on the hill and see...

A winged Bear...?

With a roar it swoops down on the back of the Ape formation and crushes them!

Chaos Dwarf warriors are charging from the north!

Immortan Balin: Once again, I salute my Imperator... Furiosa!
And I salute... my half-life War Boys... 

who will ride with me, eternal... on the highways of Valhalla.
I am your redeemer. It is by my hand you will rise from the ashes of this world. 

Balin!  Good ol' Balin!
Up and down the trench line.. the cry goes up,
Its Balin, Lord of Moria!

The Dire Apes scatter like leaves before the storm wind.

A glorious pursuit... the slaughter of Apekind... victory.

The fallen Dwarves are revived and the wounded are looked after.
Then the Dwarf crossbows bow one by one in allegiance to Balin.
The Gnomes vow fealty to Balin, and even their King swears everlasting oaths of loyalty.
Mr Maloonigans continues feasting on Ape meat.

Balin talks to the Gnome wizard who knows the Savage Lands...
He tells him that he seeks the Carrion Caves.  The Wizard knows their location, but warns of great dangers in the Caves.
Balin tells him that he must get the Energon Crystals inside the Caves, so that he might raise Slann allies to help him re-conquer Moria above.  The Wizard says if Balin seeks allies, he should also consider the Troll Market.  A Free City of traders where mercenaries and supplies might be had for a price...


So another interesting little battle.  At first I made the Dire Apes "counts as" Beastmen.
Too powerful, so I made them Beastmen with only 1 attack.  Also, after they reach 50% casualties they must test morale every turn thereafter.  Just like Necromunda/Mordheim bottle tests.  They receive no terrain penalties for vegetation: woods, forests, brush, scrub, and the like.

The trench gives a negative modifier "to hit" for enemies and a positive bonus to defender.  There is also a bonus to morale for the defenders.  Plus, defenders do not have to back away 2" if they lose a battle.

As for fluff... looks like Balin is well on his way to building himself an army.  And we will continue focusing on Balin and company for the moment.

 Next post:  Elephant In The Room

Bonus feature: Soundtrack To This Post!
While playing this battle, I listened to:
Osamu Kitajima ‎-- Benzaiten
Tako - Tako
Suicide - Suicide
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

PS.  I also did listen to Surfin Bird to get psyched up!

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