So last night I got my first game of 8th Ed in which is probably my second or third game of Warhammer fantasy ever! Its a good job I look on the brighter side of life because after last nights performance my Empire career could have been the shortest ever. I decide to play my mates High Elves at a 1500 pt battle, I took a mix of magic, warmachines and my favorite unit Greatswords just to get a feel of the game system and how the Empire play.
Here is an overview of how my turns go:-
My level 4 Life Mage sitting in the Greatswords unit casts Throne of Vines (I think thats the right name?) I use 3 dice and roll IF, I then roll double 1 on the miscast table and he blows 11 Greatswords up and gets sucked into the nether himself.
Never mind me thinks I've still got a crap load of guns to fire. My Mortar scatters 10" and misses completely whilst my first cannon fires and sinks the shot into the ground just short of my target. The second cannon then misfires and blows up!
Things are'nt so bad I have still got some artillery left so I fire my remaining cannon, misfire, roll a 1, Boom. Ok this is bad guess I'll fire my my Mortar to make myself feel better, misfire, roll a 1, Boom!
So in two turns I blew up half of my own army, naturally the battle went down hill from there resulting in a rather one side High Elf Victory. Not a good start to my 8th Ed gaming experiecne but afterwards we had a beer and a good laugh about it all, I've sent my chief Engineer back to Nuln to purchase more hardware and told him to replace that cheap Nipon gunpowder he bought from those bloody Halfling traders!
just thought I'd share this with you all