View Full Version : Anyone play the castle scenario yet?
August 17th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Happyjosiah and I played a few rounds using the siege scenario printed in the castle rulebook. I played another game after he left with two friends. The game was completely one-sided all the time with the defender crushing the opposition. I thought I was going to be in trouble in the last game but then I saw I still had like 10 figures left. It just seems really one-sided to me. Playing with a 4th Mass line army with taelord and raelin is ridiculous. It is unbeatable. Josiah used an omnicron/sylvarris with taelord army and also crushed. We both tried to use braxis but got killed before even killing an opposing figure.
Also, the map diagram for that scenario and the picture above the diagram are different near the top of the map on the left side of the river. I was wondering if anyone else noticed that and if so, which is the correct one? I would guess the diagram because it makes a little more sense, but I don't know.
August 17th, 2006, 10:37 AM
i played it last night. I was defending my castle. My opponent lost miserably. He managed to inflich 4-6 wounds (forget exactly how many) to my door, but gave up after i killed his effective units (Raelin, Concan, both Dumutef Guards) and a few squad members...
How is the map different? i didn;t notice it
August 17th, 2006, 10:53 AM
pssst.... read the I don't cost that much thread... right above this one... we are discussing it there...
August 17th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Okay, i was eager to attack teh castle, so i just played by myself (IE i fielded 2 armies).
The attacking army:
The defending Army:
Attacking army had initiative, and moved DW8K to the Glyph and dealt 2 damage to the door with the special attack (to avoid the autoshields). Defending army Attempts to attack DW8K with syvarris from atop the castle. He failed. Attacking army moves thorgrim in and attacks the door, but autoshields blocked it. Syvarris then attempt one more time on 8K, fails and uses double attack on Thorgrim, dealing 3 damage to him. #rd turn, Attacking army moves in 3 minions. Defending army attacks thorgrim with Alistair MacDirk twice (overextending), both fail.
Round 2: Attacking Army has initiative. DW8K moves first. He maintains position, and attack Alistair (he's in door space 1) with the special dealing him him 3 damage. Alistair Kills Thorgrim (he goes to Drake), overextends and retreats back into the castle, and the door closes. minions move on top of the caastle next turn and attack Syvarris, doing 2 damage. Syvarris retaliates, missing both attacks. Minions attack and kill him and the KMA on top of the castle, leaving them open to take the flag next round.
Round 3: Defenders Need initiative to stand a chance, but miss it with a 3, so the minions move and remove the flag, taking victory in a total of 7 moves.
Am i good at attacking or do i suck at defending?
August 17th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Your defending army is way too offenseive. Just sit back and shoot the crap out of the attacking army. I never use the door. just shoot from the battlements, you get +2 attack and defense on almost everyone on the map. Plus fill the top area so that nobody can move to the top. If you do that I doubt the defensive army can be beaten.
August 17th, 2006, 04:50 PM
well, i built my defensive army to protect the door, if it were to fall, which, had i focused more on DW8K it could have very easily. I will definately try your idea on it and change up my startegies a bit later today or tomorrow, and let you know how it goes.
August 17th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Yea sounds good. Keep in mind the opposing player either has to kill all your guys or take the flag. I like to force the guy to try and kill all my guys because with the top completely full there is no way they are going to capture the flag without killing all my guys. I took the izumi samurai and stuck 2 by the ladders and one adjacent to the flag spot. I've never had to use them but with raelin/height advantage, there ain't much that will evade counterstrike.
Good luck with your new attempts!
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