I got to play a couple of 100 point (roughly half sized) games of Runewars over the weekend with my buddy Jon. I took some photos of the start of each turn as well as game end so that I can show everyone how it works.
Apologies for the glare. I should have taken the other seat.
I played the Waiqar dudes and Jon played the Daqan dudes. Ardus, a big block of Reanimates with a Carrion Lancer inside and some Archers for me. Kari, a big block of Spearmen and two Rune Golems for John. Terrain placement sort of boned me, so I deployed in a "sit and wait" deployment.
Round 1 just saw lots of moving forward. Kari jumped into the terrain piece.
|End of Round 1|
I took the bait and charged in to fight Kari in her terrain stronghold. She wiped a tray when she fought me.
|End of Round 2|
Kari hopped out the back and I got flank charged on the one side by the Golems. Ardus slammed into the Spearmen and killed a full tray between his attack and a morale check.
|End of Round 3|
The Rune Golems are devastating. Between my Reanimates and the Archers, one Rune Golem went down.
|End of Round 4|
Round 5 was mostly ineffective fighting and the heroes running back into the battle. Ardus had to turn around first.
|End of Round 5|
More ineffective fighting and heroes running.
|End of Round 6|
Getting closer. Kari took a pot shot and killed two Archers.
|End of Round 7|
Ardus successfully charged...
|Middle of Round 8, before Ardus's and Kari's attacks|
...and killed off the last Rune Golem. Kari killed off the last of the Archers.
|End of Round 8|
We were playing the bounty mission. I ended up with 114 points versus Jon's 113. It was a narrow victory, but I'll take it. I think with one more round, I could have wiped Kari.