Though the game was designed for 6 players (three on a side), we only had four players, so split each side into two commands. Things went slowly at first as we all familiarized ourselves with the rules, but by game's end the action was humming along.
|An overview of the battlefield. On the right is the small village where the Dwarves start, and the Orcs and their allies enter from the woods along the table edge on the left.|
|With the sound of Orc war-drums approaching, a unit of Dwarf Miners, and one of Dwarf Axemen, are roused from their breakfast and prepare a defense.|
|On the Orc right, Goblins with short bows, Orcs, and a Cave Troll all advance as fast as possible...|
|...While on the Dwarf right, the allied Stone Giant wades into a unit of Orc Warriors and starts smashing heads. The Orcs manage to slightly wound the giant in the leg, but ultimately the Orc survivors fail morale and run away|
|Back on the Orc right, a unit of Goblins harasses the Dwarven Miners, as a unit of Orc Warriors (in the foreground) run by the Dwarves and head for the treasure wagons.|
|The Orcs and Cave Troll on the right break through, and despite a noble defense by the Dwarves' Stone Golem, and a Dwarven Leader, continue to make headway. The townsfolk, the last line of defense, prepare to face them in the streets.|