|Armored knights clash in epic battle in a game of Miniiiii Mayheeeem!!!|
My friend, Chris, helped me give the game a run. With only one game in the last 5 to 6 years, I was a little rusty on some of the rule nuances... While we expedited a temporary solution for a few of the murky details, a couple of gross oversights probably cost me the game. But I get ahead of myself...
|Arrayed for battle!|
My Orc & Goblin army on the left versus Chris's Chaos Legions army on the right.
A literal 'King of the Hill' battle. Each army must win the hill-fort overlooking the river. At all costs!
|A horde of Goblin Squabs in the foreground, followed by two formed blocks of Orc Spearmen, Goblin Knight Rat Riders, Goblin Archers, Goblin Squig Riders, and, finally, pulling the vanguard on the left, Goblin Wolf Riders.|
|Tons of Chaos Warriors. Holy crap. Who designed this point system?!|
Mini Mayhem uses an activation system that combines command & control tests with a reaction system. If a unit can overcome the fog & friction of war, a unit can respond to any action that the enemy takes. The system is efficient, because it allows a player to lump together routine actions until the opponent decides to react to something remarkable. Activations can fully alternate, too, if command & control is sufficiently maintained.
|"See ya, suckas!"|
|The armies eyeball each other across the objective. |
The Orcs are grossly outnumbered. They hope to gain the hill first in order to win a charge advantage, charging down the opposite side.
|Oh, no! I totally forgot that the Chaos Marauders are a loose formation. They react and reposition to plug the gap, just like a Roman maniple! Did I mention that Mini Mayhem works just as well for historical battles?|
|The Wolf Riders quickly rip apart the Marauders. |
The Marauders didn't count on both the Goblins and the Wolves making attacks.
|The deciding battle is joined!|
A classic clash of lances on plate armor.
|Even with the advantage of the downhill charge, the Orcs succumb to superior numbers, and the Chaos Warriors take the hill.|
With all the key Orc units defeated, the battle is done. Next time, Chaos Warriors!