Another Thursday up in sunny Liverpool, with King Joffrey leading his troops Norht of the Wall to challenge the King Beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder. Greg Deane was commanding the Lannisters and once again, we were down at Justplay Games https://justplaygames.uk/ (who have a large stock of A Song of Ice and Fire in store.)
With the announcement that Liverpool was under stricter lockdown measures as of Saturday, we opted to play Game of Thrones and I had tweaked my list from my previous Freefolk outing to include a Savage giant using the Atlas model conversion from Mythic Battles pantheon range. I also had my shiny foil Freefolk cards to use courtesy of Blitzminis.
My list was as below:
Freefolk Trappers with Skin changer (Wolf) and Mance Rayder, King beyond the Wall (C)
Spearwives with Jarl Raid Leader
Freefolk Raiders with Skinchanger (Bear)
Freefolk Raiders with Harma the Dogshead and Bannerman
Gorgo the Great, Savage Giant
NCU's: Craster, Ygritte & Lady Val
Well that was pretty close. It was a thoroughly excellent game... The King of the Seven Kingdoms edged out the King beyond the Wall with Joffrey and his Kingsguard simply cut through my entire force!!! Lots to take as I'm still learning Freefolk. The wolf should have been on the Kingsguard or Mountain the whole game, I wasted him after turn 2. I fluffed too many attacks in Turn 3, which cost me the game.
But on the plus, Mance was awesome for morale, Harma held up a Mountain and it was a really fun game to play. It was close, and tense and Greg didnt know what cunning plans I had in the last turn, hence the Mountains retreat. (turns out I didnt have any, nor cards that could have helped).
For Greg, he played offensively in but the guards sat on objectives not doing much (bar the one that defeated the Spearwives). The Mountain was impervious and the Kingsguard were simply awesome. They literally cuts my forces to pieces and did some timely healing to save the King.
I like doing these reports, as much for my own sake as yours, but understand they're a bit antiquated (like me) in the modern world. If you prefer video battle reports, I'd recommend the following You Tube channels that you probably are aware of anyway...
Dead Meta gaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv9jjR2HQIk
Sunday Slaughter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOauf_4sYBU
There are many more tactics, game content and podcast discussions available on the ASOIF Guild page too https://www.asoiafguild.com/