Or: The reasons why to not have a battle with half the units in heavy armor and only one two handed weapon amongst them.
So, sometime last summer, I had a battle with one of my best buddies who also plays Brikwars, (although he's much more of a gamer now) and we had a quick pickup game.
Ahem [lore] Calis and his Crimson Eagle detatchment have come to liberate some ruins from the Orks, (un)fortunately for him, the Orkish leader, Our Lady of Vengeance, has arrived to inspect the vital border fortress. [/lore]
After he spent an hour setting up the terrain, we were finally able to set up armies to begin the battle.
My team was the Red Company, commanded by Calis the Crimson Eagle, he had a Darkspear phlanx on this side.
And the Redcloaks provided mobile cover for the Dragon-bowmen on the otherside.
He had Our Lady of Vengeance as his hero, supplimented with some Ork Grunts and the Avatar's Blackguard.
The Greatbowman had some hugeass arrows and one explosive arrow.Turn 1
My bowmen get first blood, killing a crossbowork through the ruins.
My dudes move up, and Calis dismounts.
Our Lady of Vengeance uses her feat to leap off the tower into the frey.
She lands flat on her ass and looks silly.
This guy loads his fire arrow.
and somehow manages not to hit either group of clumped up infantry, killing the lone man out or the group.
After some serious OOC bargining, I take his hero shamefully hostage and perpare to protect her from rescue attempts.
The Redcloaks move up, they have nearly gotten their fat asses to the door at this point, also, an ork falls and breaks his neck in the bushes.
Maybe I killed him, I'm not sure.
Archers begin to scale the walls, my hero climbs back on his horse to get a bit higher
He then also climbs the wall.
He is now the first to reach the interior of the fort.
He manages not to get instakilled by the spear that was shot out of the greatbow.
Then the crossbowork knocks him on to the ground.
This guy can't get through my hero's armor even when he's prone.