The first phase of the Deployment Zone’s – Tamurkhan, Throne of Chaos Campaign has come to a close. The first phase lasted two weeks and during that time there were 41 games reported and 58 participants. In the first phase, Tamurkhan is marshalling his forces and establishing his foothold of power. He journeys with his horde to the battle site of Zanbaijin and defeats the embattled armies there. Once he has proven himself victorious, he journeys to the far reaches of the Northern Wastes and enters the Gallows Tree where he receives Nurgle’s blessing and becomes a Paragon of Chaos.
The first story scenario provided was to recreate the battle of Zanbaijin or the narrative battle at the battle of the Azure Flames.
Here is the list of how many of each army are signed up and what side:
Tamurkhan army breakdown
Warriors of Chaos
Daemons of Chaos
Orcs and Goblins
Dogs of War
Dogs of War
The Chaos Horde dominated the first phase winning 28 games to the Opposition’s 12 wins and there was a single game that ended with a draw. A good number of the games (27 out of 41) used the special scenario or the narrative battle.
End Results of Phase 1:
Chaos Horde – 63 Campaign Points
Opposition/Forces of Order – 31 Campaign Points
Tamurkhan and his Chaos Horde have taken a substantial lead after the first phase but in the next phase they are sorely pressed to recruit allies. The second phase should provide some interesting results!
I’m going to list some of the really notable battles from the first phase.
4000 point battle of High Elves vs. Dark Elves
There was a rather huge themed grand battle between a High elf army lead by Tyrion and Teclis versus the nefarious Dark elves lead by Malkith riding a black dragon. The players used the Altar of Battle special scenario and the Dark Elves pulled out a victory in the last turn by 1 Victory Point.
3800 point battle of Warriors of Chaos vs. The Empire
The next epic match up that I’ll report on is yet another themed grand battle that took place between an Archaon the Everchosen lead Warriors of Chaos army and an Emperor Karl Franz lead Empire legion. The game was finally decided during turn 6 when Karl Franz defeated Archaon in a challenge and scored a victory for the Empire.
3000 point Storm of Magic battle between Bretonnia vs Orcs and Goblins
The lone Storm of Magic game that was reported took place between a Bretonnian army and some Orcs and Goblins. There were monsters galore in this game, the battle report showed some Giants, Chimeras, a Manticore and even a few Griffons. The Orcs and Goblins ended up winning the battle after the Bretonnians could not get them off their fulcrums.
Overall, there was an outstanding amount of participation for this event and I appreciated everyone that sent in battle results. I am hoping to see either more use of the Campaign scenarios or some more really epic themed battles like the ones listed above. Phase two has officially begun and we’ll see if the Opposition can rally and win the next phase or continue to let the Chaos Horde rampage across the land!