Looking to my forst planned battle it was important I completed some artillery crew, cannons etc.
So finished are two crews;
First up are the Comyn crew with a cannon and limber in the background.
Here we have the Albion crew with their near completed Officer in the background
As a diversion yesterday afternoon my wife had gone out with the 'girls' for the day at York, so I decided to have a solo game- just for something different I dug out my Battle of The Five Armies set up (two of the old GW Box Sets).
Played on a 6'x5' I did remain impartial throughout. It is important the side of good get to one side of the river and defend the ford, The decision was that Dain and the Dwarves together with the men of the dale would move from their position cross the ford and hold it.
This was helped early on by the Goblin Chieftan in charge of the Wargs and warg rider failing his command regularly, however this was offset by the Men of the Dale only moving twice and getting wiped out by the Goblins.
However Dain held the ford against all comers and despite Bolgs best efforts to break the allied line with his infantry Elf and Dwarf held the line and at the critical moment Giant Eagles and Beorn the bear arrived to cause havoc amongst the Goblins and at a crtical point Thorin and a unit of dwarves brought about the demise of Bolg - game over good guys win and I enjoyed the three hour diversion.
The Forces of Good have descended from the spurs to defend the ford
The men of the dale have retired to the spur in the face of a lot of wargs and riders
The men of the dale are about to be over run but the dwarves hold the ford
The goblin Infantry prpeare to assault the line one brigade of four units (closest to the river have been decimated after attacking unsupported)
Beorn has also arrived
Following some brutal melees which saw many an elf and goblin die (forgot to take the pic). Eagles and Beorn have mopped up many small units of Goblins in the centre.
Death of Bolg, his men have died around him and assailed by Thorin with a unit of dwarves and the Giant Eagles Bolg falls and the spirit of his army is broken.