This is our first battle report on the new release Battle for Skull Pass.
Let's get to it!
We have selected the armies directly from the Skull Pass army lists, so we will not post our army lists.
Warboss Grimbang got turn 1 on an excellent dice roll and decided to advance his troops in full. Animosity tests were passed all across the board; however, the troll failed it's stupidity test and lumbered forward 3". The goblin shaman Nazbad Wartfinger cast fireball, but was dispelled by the dwarf's excellent magic resistance. The goblins could not shoot, as they were blocked by their comrades.
Soon it was the Dwarf's turn to kill. They all decided to hold and let the greenskins come to them. The dwarven cannon fired, but the shot fell short of the Spider riders, and dug into the ground. The thunderers fired at the goblin regiment containing Big Boss Dagskar Earscrapper and inflict 2 casualties on the goblin lines.
The Spider riders charged in glorious fashion, and crashed into the Dwarven warrior line, which included Dwarf Thane Godri Thunderbrand. The rest of the greenskin horde also moved forward. Then Nazbad decided to fire another fireball, but to no avail. In the shooting phase the goblin archers fired, but fell short of range. In the close combat, the spiders and riders attacked and slew 2 dwarfs. Then, the dwarfs retaliated and killed 2 spider riders for their brethren. The Thane Godri attacked and killed yet another spider. The combat remained in a deadlock.
On the dwarf side, Borri Graniteskin; the Dwarf Dragon Slayer, charged the troll valiantly. Then the cannon fired. The cannon bounded through the night goblin regiment and tore four goblins apart. This caused the unit to flee. Then, the fleeing goblin regiment caused a chain reaction and the archer regiment fled as well. The troll and the slayer face off, but do not wound each other. Thane Godri inflicts 2 wounds on the spider unit, but they manage to kill four dwarfs. The dwarfs courageously stay in the fight.
Turns 3 -5
The goblin regiment with Nazbad regrouped with a VERY lucky leadership roll. Sadly, the greenskins archer regiment fled out of the battle. The Spiders vs. Warriors combat went badly for the dwarfs. They lost another 3 of their brethren, and only killed 2 spiders. The combat between the slayer and troll went well for Borri. He dealt one wound to the troll. The night goblins charged the thunderers and inflicted a single wound. Then the dwarfs retaliated and killed an entire rank of goblins. Then the goblins charged the miner unit. The miners attacked furiously and slew 2 goblins. However, the goblins took one of their number.
The slayer finally slew the troll, taking 1 wound in the process. The shaman eventually was killed when he miscast his spell. Thane Godri killed the rest of the spiders, all but the champion, but eventually died. The thunderers killed the three goblins, but lost too many of their number, and were run down by the greenskins. The miners eventually cause the goblins too flee and run them down.
It was a brutal massacre on the battlefield. Both sides took heavy casualties, but the dwarven resilience manamage to get them a very slim victory. Big Boss Dagskar Earscrapper was unable to take Skull Pass, but he and his forces were able to regroup to the south. Thane Godri was killed in the fighting, and the Dragon Slayer Borri Graniteskin took control of the few dwarfs that survived.
We had alot of fun playing with the Skull Pass Boxed Set and definitly deem it worthy of weeks of good quality fun. Enjoy!