|Early Stage of the Battle|
|The Wolf Clan Battle Lines Approach the Dark Elf Forces|
The dark elves split their forces into three battle groups with one moving towards the Robin Hood line and the other two shifting toward the wolf clan.
|Fresh Meat! Or Not. . .|
|The Forces Close|
Meanwhile, the dark elves learned the hard way about the power of RH's bowfire, with the three of the four units in the battle group moving against RH getting peppered with arrows. They did manage to eliminate the third RH scout unit and one unit made a solid show of trying to snipe one of RH's units but to no avail. RH sent one unit over to nab the prize while the main group moved toward the center, where the wolf clan forces were facing off against the remaining dark elf force.
|Robin Hood with Friar Tuck and the Merry Men|
|Things Look Grim for the Dark Elves|
At this point, the wolf clan won initiative and rolled a two. Mike and Jeff both expected me to hit the dark elves from the flank, likely wiping out that group and all of Jeff's forces with the exception of the sorceress. I knew that doing that, however, would open me to Mike's withering fire and so I left the dark elves alone and move my crossbow unit up, successfully shooting the scout unit and then moving on to take out the unit holding the prize the next turn.
The dark elves realized that the best chance of victory lay in sending the general and dragonman against RH's forces and so did that. They managed the victory and RH was suddenly on the ropes.
|The Wolf Clan Warriors Make a Break with the Prize|
|Poor Robin May not Escape This Trap|
|The Final Battle for Robin Hood|
Overall, the game was a lot of fun and really highlighted one of the things I love about Mighty Armies. It is really exciting to see key moments coming and going with the roll of dice. Really, any one of the armies could have walked away with the victory and there were multiple moments where we expected one result and the unexpected suddenly occurred.