Battle Of Longbottom, Part4 - Conclusion & Aftermath
Gorgo: If only we were smart enough to use this Cannon on the cowardly Stunties.
Captain Gorgo: Good job, Snoot! We will go for a walk in the park later, ok?
Monsters are coming for you lil halflings!
If the center breaks... its over.
Lobelia: (looks back at the rampaging Orcs) Maybe we cant protect the Shire, but you can be damned well sure we'll Avenge it!
The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves; we're sort of like a team. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" type thing.
Besides Arya and the Rangers, Lobelia and her hobbits are actually the only units that didnt break.
Oh, look the Shire dog and the Ranger wolf are glad to see each other! Lobelia has to swat the Wolf away with her broom...
Lobelia: Remember to spay or neuter your pet, responsible pet owners!
And with that public service reminder, lets move on to the aftermath, shall we...?
The Rangers and Hobbits retreat North to Tuckborough... or is it East to Willowbottom?
Implications for next battle: choose to defend Tuckborough or Willowbottom...
1) If Tuckborough, then lose the East Farthing of the Shire, Buckland and Old Forest. Our heroes will be cut off from Brandywine River and Bree but Hobbiton is saved for now. Plus we gain high ground, because Tuckborough is in the hills.
2) If Willowbottom, then we lose West Farthing and Hobbiton, but save the river for possible Bear Island reinforcements and we will have access to run into the Old Forest and Bree. Also Willowbottom has nice defenses: the Shirebourne River and Overbourne Marshes.
In the end, will the next battle have hills for defenses or a river and marsh?
Some thoughts on the battle:
Surprisingly little animosity for the Greenskins. Terrible Leadership or Break tests for the allies. I did forget to reroll misses on 1st turn of combats for Hatred. Since both sides had it, I suppose it evens out. Otherwise 7th edition is as smooth as I remember it. I do like the idea of pulling stats and rules from any army book regardless of edition. And using "counts as" for the more exotic units I have. I also like the idea of being Edition Inclusive.
I dont just play ___ edition, I play Warhammer.