Friday, 9 January 2015

Lord Curr and the Shining Buddha of Siam, part two - the Battle - IHMN AAR

In the previous post I covered the set-up and companies in detail, but essentially the Society of Thule had to defend and hold their central position around the crates of Orichalcum they'd looted from the Shining Buddha of Siam, a statue once thought lost forever. Lord Curr and his Incorrigibles had to force the Society of Thule to flee, leaving the crates behind and thus stopping the evil Doctor Kobalt from creating new and fiendish weapons from the mysterious metal.

The table

Turn One

Lord Curr wins initiative. Mohan Singh with two Incorrigibles attack from one side, Lady Felicity and two more Incorrigibles from another and, finally, Lord Curr himself with Mad Mick and the remaining two Incorrigibles push forward from one more side. The Society of Thule take cover behind the precious crates and begin returning fire with the exception of Von Stronheim. On seeing his nemesis, Lord Curr, the Count immediately charges towards him!

One Jager is killed immediately by an Incorrigible, only to return as a fearsome Tod-Truppen. Feldwebel Krieg uses his Flamethrower to set another of the Incorrigibles alight but falls in the next instant to Mohan Singh's machine gun with the Jager next to him being knocked down. But, alas! Lord Curr himself falls to a well-aimed shot from one of the Jagers. Will the plucky Brits be able to maintain the attack with Lord Curr down? The Incorrigibles demonstrate their resolve by killing Doctor Kobalt and knocking down one more of the Jagers! The battle seems to be turning against the Count!

Lord Curr and his Incorrigibles attack from three sides!

The first Jager falls...and returns as a Tod-Truppen!

Feldwebel Krieg lights up an Incorrigible with his flame-thrower!

Only to be killed a moment later by Mohan Singh!

Disaster! Lord Curr falls to a Jager's well-aimed shot!

The Incorrigibles show they are more than a match for the Jager!

Doctor Kobalt is killed and a Jager is knocked down!

Turn Two

After the initial fury of the attack, things seem a bit quieter....perhaps, because so many have already fallen. Lady Felicity fires both her pistols into the first (and only so far) Tod-Truppen, killing it once and for all! Mohan Singh with his Incorrigibles push forward, knocking down another Jager. The Count charges Mad Mick whilst one of the Incorrigibles rushes to his side. The withering firepower (and numbers) of Lord Curr's Company seem to be winning the day. Can the Count turn the tide of battle?

Lady Felicity takes out a Tod-Truppen!

Mohan Singh knocks down a Jager!

 The Count charges Mad Mick! An Incorrigible rushes to his side!

Turn Three

Lord Curr's Company push their advantage! The remaining Jagers are killed, only to return as terrifying Tod-Truppen! But, alas! The mighty Mohan Singh falls to one of the last Jager shots of the battle as does one of the Incorrigibles. Meanwhile, the Count is frustrated in his attempts to finish Mad Mick off with his sabre. Things are not looking good for the Society of Thule

The first Incorrigible into the clearing charges a Jager!

The Jager falls...only to return!

Another Incorrigible makes it into the clearing...

...only to be killed by one of the remaining Jagers...

...who in turn falls to an Incorrigible's rifle!

 The mighty Mohan Singh falls!

Retribution is swift!

But he returns as a Tod-Truppen!

Mad Mick deftly dodges the Counts sabre!

Turn Four

The battle draws to a close. Lady Felicity dispatches another Tod-Truppen with her pistols! And another falls to fire from the Incorrigibles. And so, despite the remaining Tod-Truppen felling an Incorrigible with a crushing blow, the Count decides discretion is the better part of valour, after all, what is the Society of Thule without he flees the battlefield. Lord Curr's Company is victorious! The Orichalcum safe in their hands!

Lady Felicity fells another monster with her pistols!

A Tod-Truppen delivers a killing blow!

But with the  rest of the Incorrigibles closing in...

...only one Tod-Truppen remaining...

...and the Count seemingly unable to land a blow!

Von Stronheim decides discretion is the better part of valour!

So...another resounding victory for my son! Just a couple of hours to finish off his old man. Why do I get the feeling this is going to be the way of things? Again, he picked up the new rules and talents no problem, quickly realising the importance of movement and the various penalties to shooting. In fact, it was me who kept forgetting rules...I really should have remembered the Tod-Truppen's Terrifying and Numb talents...they might have given me a better chance! Looks like I'm really going to have to up my game!

Figures were all painted by the inimitable Matt Slade. The trees and building are various aquarium decorations. 

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