Violence Finale [HH Winner 2014]

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Violence Finale [HH Winner 2014]

Postby Dienekes22 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:38 am

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Warning, this is really long.
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It is a fairly normal day at the humble home and smithy of Cederic, the famous warrior. He tends the forge with his wife Aldyth and their children, Ella and Irving.

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As Cederic drinks his morning chicken wing, he watches Irving, a misshapen lad just past 12, frolic in the stream. He wonders bitterly how he could produce such a rotten thing. "It's probably Aldyth's family," he thinks.

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The bones of a small ork advance party dry in the sun, their lifeless forms hanging from bloodstained spears outside the forge, a warning to anyone else who would mess with Cederic.

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Aldyth comes outside, meaning to call Ella into the house when she is startled by the sounds of a thunderous host.

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The Dragon King, Keaton Hawk Master, has brought with him a large cavalry force to halt the advance of Robbart. He wields the cleverly named Excalispear from his warhorse. Behind him rides his son and heir Wymer, barbarous and unholy.

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Advancing with the Dragon cavalry come a small force of Grek infantry. Ares and Apollo lead the company which includes the heroes Akanthus and Demosthenes from the Three Cornered Way.

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As if orchestrated by a malevolent force, the forces of Robbart arrive to the field. He brings with him new armies bought with stolen gold.

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Battle start!

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Cederic gathers his family for a sappy emotional talk. His family gains +1 armor for a little while.

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Ella goes to get another weapon while her parents guard the fence.

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The Dragons and Greks advance

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The Deposed front advances. The flame carts are ordered to set the ground on fire in hopes of discouraging a cavalry charge. They create a small fire.

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The state of the field.

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As Ella returns, Aldyth tosses a bear trap at her ork foes.

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Chomp, chomp, no damage.

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Dragon cavalry engages and kill a warg.

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The infantry move to reinforce the forge.

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Apollo snipes an ork as his comrades move up behind him.

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Quick thinking goblins jump into the stream to take advantage of the current.

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Armored orks engage Aldyth but somehow all get parried successfully. The catapult hits Apollo but does no damage.

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The fire grows slightly.

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The fallen warg rider tries to turn himself into a flaming kamikaze but he just dies. Behind him, black horseman deal damage to some Dragon horses.

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The state of the field.

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Ella's suitor, Durwin, shows up to ask her father for her hand in marriage. He knows nothing of the battle.

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Harsh words are exchanged.

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Durwin feels burdened with glorious purpose: to win the hand of Ella!

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To that end, he kills a goblin.

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As her parents retreat to defend the stream, Ella throws her hand axe into the crowd of orks, killing one impressively.

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She regroups with the rest of the family.

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Dragon cavalry shurgs off the flamethrowers response action and kill both operators.

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A horse and rider are cut down by mounted crossbowman and the Armored Core while Keaton charges a mercenary band. He kills one.

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Apollo begins a multi-turn feat attempt. Ares advances quicker than the rest of the Grek infantry.

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A mercenary fires his siege weapon...

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It lands dangerously close to the flamethrower keg...

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The explosion kills two Dragon horses but their riders live. Wymer (disrupted in the foreground) and his horse survive.

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One of the disrupted riders is killed but the other survives some poor attack rolls by Robbart's squad.

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The goblins in the stream are swept hard by the current and end up knocking Durwin's bridge down. One goblin floats off the map and is presumed dead. Other orks hop into the stream as well.

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A few are able to still attack after the perilous journey. However they lose two orks to counters by Aldyth and Cederic. Irving, however, is killed.

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The fire spreads another inch to the other flamethrower...

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The explosion kills an ork and disrupts 3 others. The fire is now size 5.

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A black rider kills a horse, the rider is disrupted.

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The state of the battle.

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Ella kills an ork while her parents fail to do damage. Ella gets swept a few inches by the stream.

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Durwin gets on Cederic's horse but forgets he isn't a pilot so he can't fire after moving the horse.

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Combined fire from several Dragon units takes down a black rider.

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Infantry advance and Wymer gets up.

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The last heavy sword gets killed easily on a counter by Robbart's squad.

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Ares and the heavy infantry position themselves in the breach.

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Apollo sacrifices a rooster to get Poseidon to intervene, however he fails and Poseidon turns his back on the battle.

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Apollo longshots an engineer in his rage.

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Akanthus and Demosthenes kill a goblin.

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The ork line clashes with the Greks. Two greks and an ork are killed.

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Mercenaries prepare to enter the stream.

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The catapult fails to harm Apollo again, but combined archer fire takes 1HP (1 remains).

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The fire grows another inch, cooking some horses.

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The Necromancer casually strolls into the flames.

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A brief scuffle occurs on the right flank, ending with a dead Dragon horse. Other goblins move forward.

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An ork kills Aldyth!

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The state of the battle.

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Ella clambers out of the water and splits a goblin in two.

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Enraged, Cederic slays his wife's killer. Elsewhere, Durwin dismounts and runs toward the forge.

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Wymer, not really in the mood to deal with the Necromancer's bull, crashes his horse into him.

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They topple together onto the ground. After some delicious fudge, the Necromancer dies, much to the relief of the players.

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An infantry company tries to skirt around the flames, but two are killed by the heat. Another company behind them wisely balks at the fire.

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The Armored Core group up and watch their crossbow-wielding brothers fail to kill anything. The other mounted archers on the left fail similarly, but Keaton gets a kill.

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Grek archers kill a crossbowman while the heavy spears eliminate the last ork shock troops in the breach.

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Three orks attack Wymer and kill him.

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Two mercenaries are killed on counters.

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Orks kill Keaton's horse as the rearmost forces split around the fire.

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Mercenaries jumping into the stream are pulled towards Cederic's icy glare.

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Heavy axes hit the breach while archers take some shots but no damage is done.

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The siege weapon fires again. The damage isn't enough to kill anyone but four Greks and Apollo are disrupted.

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The state of the field. Note the Golden Knight entering the battlefield. This knight is armored but has no movement penalty.

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Cederic attacks with both weapons but hurts nobody.

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Ella leaves Durwin because there are more important things to worry about right now.

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She slides off the roof...

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And kills a mercenary! Durwin moves up behind her into the shack.

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He kills a mercenary.

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Mounted archers slay an ork while Keaton ditches Excalispear for his sword. The Core move with the cavalry to support behind Keaton.

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Dragon swords kill an archer mercenary.

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Grek archers and Apollo make a pincushion of the last mercenary archer. The heavy axes are demolished in the breach by Grek spears.

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Akanthus and Demosthenes finally join the line.

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The fire grows again and smokes two lazy orks. The house also catches fire.

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Orks kill an archer's horse as reinforcements advance behind them.

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You know why he's smiling? He's crazy.

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Bonzai.

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He makes it.

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Once again the damage roll is atrocious, the Greks are only disrupted. The psycho mercenary is dead on principle.

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Two Dragons are killed, one by catapult and another by being rammed by the spears on the siege cart.
Also, mercenaries in the stream stalemate with Cederic and Ella, as seen in the next Overwatch shot.

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State of the battle.

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Durwin can't hit but Ella kills her assailant as they tumble down the stream.

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Cederic kills his as well.

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Ella scrambles onto a rock and makes some romantic bullshit eye contact with Durwin.

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The Dragon cavalry retreats and covers their king. They score a kill on a pursuing ork.

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Dragons kill the siege cart operator.

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The Core kills the last mercenary before them before they move to support Keaton.

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The Grek spears get up and tentatively move forward through the bodies. The archers stand their ground on the porch behind them.

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The house is on fire.

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Violence happens resulting in the death of the Dragon archer and the loss of a horse's HP.

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Both these Dragons lose their lives to Deposed infantry forces.

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State of the field.

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The romantic moment is ruined by the fact that the house is on fire.

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Cederic, understandably still fuming over the loss of his wife, climbs onto his forge...

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And aims for Robbart...

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The feat succeeds and Robbart loses 1HP! (1 remains)

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The Dragons regroup.

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Archers claim a horse.

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Ares is furious that Apollo has claimed more lives than he, this is an insult the War God cannot tolerate.

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He sprints through the fire.

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He lowers his shoulder into a group of mercenaries.

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They smash into the rocks!

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Ares admires his handiwork. The fire has cut off the Deposed right flank.

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The spears engage with Akanthus and Demosthenes, resulting in the deaths of a mercenary and one of Robbart's guards. The archers advance behind them.

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Mercenary archers hit Ares hard and he loses 1HP (1 remains)

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Mercenaries reach the Dragons but no damage is dealt.

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Demosthenes is slain! The Golden Knight fruitlessly attacks the Grek line but isn't pictured.

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Fire is annoying and it begins to slowly die down.

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State of the battle.

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Cederic moves up and grabs a sword.

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Ella and Durwin advance to support him.

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Archers move back but can't do any damage.

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Keaton forms a squad and they kill an armored horse.

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The Grek spears annihilate the Golden Knight

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An engineer is filled with arrows.

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Despite the support of the War Banner, Akanthus is killed on a counter.

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Ares fabulously kills an archer.

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Orks engage Keaton's new squad fruitlessly.

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Robbart's guard kills two Grek spears.

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Robbart cuts down the War Banner.

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State of the battle.

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Durwin tries to kill Robbart but is parried successfully.

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Cederic flings his sword at Robbart

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d10 overskills are the best.

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Robbart is both regretting using his parry on Durwin and dead.

BATTLE FINISH.

Tedious epilogue:
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While some Deposed were able to flee, many were trapped and captured.

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They will be marched away to labor camps where they'll regret this for the rest of their short lives.

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Durwin attempts his first feat: become a true hero and head of a household by getting Cederic's blessing to marry Ella.

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Sorry Durwin.

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Durwin gets angry but he should be wary of that hammer behind Cederic's back...

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Final game Overwatch.

Well that completes the story and I don't have any more reports sitting around. Comments/criticism always welcome. Hope you enjoyed it.
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Re: [HH] Violence Finale

Postby ikensall » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:24 pm

Dienekes22 wrote:Image
As Cederic drinks his morning chicken wing.

:<3:
Certainly the best cardboard-based game I think I've seen, nice picture taking too!
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Re: [HH] Violence Finale

Postby Zupponn » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:07 pm

I was wondering if Robbart would be killed or if he would just retreat.

The family just wrecked Robbart's forces though.

Another great battle!  Can't wait until the next storyline. :D
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Re: [HH] Violence Finale

Postby Zahru II » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:18 am

Gameplay - 5
Photography - 5
Violence - 5
Writing - 5
Overall Appeal - 5

This has everything part 3 had, except improved and cranked up to eleven. There were some truly magnificent shots in this report.
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Re: [HH] Violence Finale

Postby Scratch » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:36 pm

Gameplay - 5
Photography - 5
Violence - 5
Writing - 5
Overall Appeal - 5

Amazingly done, I'm glad someone knows how the fire rules work.
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Re: [HH] Violence Finale

Postby Silverdream » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Gameplay: 5
Photography: 5
Violence: 5
Writing: 5
Overall Appeal: 3
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Bragallot » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:23 pm

Glorious. I was rooting for the family.
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Darthnox129 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:35 pm

This is the best battle report that I have ever read. End of story.
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Dienekes22 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:51 pm

Darthnox129 wrote:This is the best battle report that I have ever read. End of story.


I appreciate that! Although I think you might be exaggerating just a little bit.
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Warhead » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:39 pm

I commend you for the scale of slaughter and the extent of the resulting destruction...but

BEIGE CARPET!!! :fist:
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Dienekes22 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:46 pm

Warhead wrote:I commend you for the scale of slaughter and the extent of the resulting destruction...but

BEIGE CARPET!!! :fist:


If it helps, I got a black card table and some good baseplates so you'll never see the carpet again.
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Warhead » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:02 pm

my psychosis thanks you. Well done. Keep up the good repenting and battling.  :tiger:   :studgod:
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Re: Violence Finale [HH Winner]

Postby Assyrianbriker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:11 am

Amazing battle with lots of awesome carnage!
I love those armoured core figures, so awesome!
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