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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Return to Caraz-Lumbar

Hi All,

Remember the sample scenario in the back of Warhammer Siege? The Defense of Caraz-Lumbar? I think I only ever cursorily glanced at it as I longed to play out sieges in my Mighty Empires campaign. You know the one that never really went anywhere.


I brought out the book to taunt Airbornegrove over not having a copy and it caught my son's eye. After studying it for awhile he asked to play a siege game. How could I say no? Do I have the necessary parts? Let's see.

Mighty Fortress? Check. Although it needs to be built.

Orcs to attack? Most definitely I have enough to assemble the 34 Orcs, 62 goblins and, I'd need to paint it, one Giant.

Dwarves to defend? Not really. I have some plastic Fantasy Regiments dwarves and a few random figures and cannons, but not the required forces. But I do probably have enough painted Bretonnians.

Do I have enough of the special equipment for a siege? Not sure. I got some as payment for my one and only commission, but I'll have to dig it up and see what I've got. We'll discuss the various accoutrements in a later post.

Here's the Dwarf list:


So let's take a look at the points value as a basis of converting. I could just straight replace, figure for figure with Bretonnians, but let's take a look anyway.

Dwarf 10th Level Hero 88, Shield 1, Heavy Armor 3, Crossbow 3 = 95 points

Halfling 10th Level Hero 39, Short Bow 1 = 40 points

5 Imperial Dwarves 14 points each incl. Heavy Armor and Shield = 70 points

8 Dwarf Warriors 10 points each incl Light Armor = 80 points

8 Dwarf Crossbows 11 points each incl the Crossbow but -2 each for no Light Armor = 88 points

Total 373 points

Now let's take a look at how Bretonnians might compare points wise.

Human 15th Level Hero 80, Shield 1, Heavy Armor 3, Crossbow 3 = 87 points

Halfling 10th Level Hero 39, Short Bow 1 = 40 points

7 Foot Knights 9 incl Heavy Armor, Shield 1 = 70 points

10 Retainers 5, Light Armor 2, Spear 1 = 80 points

10 Retainers 5, Crossbow 3, Light Armor 2 = 100 points

Total  377 points

What are your thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. Yus get it done and in Comic Report form. ;)

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    1. Thanks Airborne. Is there any way other than comic book to present a battle report?

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  2. seems like a fair swap out of forces to me! Do it!

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    1. Thanks Blue. So shall it be written, so shall it be done.

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  3. Looks a fair swap. Look forward to seeing a battle report

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    1. Hi Neil, thanks. I'm hoping to get one done before the end of May. A ton of work to do on the Fortress itself first though.

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  4. The halfling is there and that's obviously the most thematically important element to the defenders.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I had to include him, although I have a wackier interpretation of who he is in my story. He's more of a cook like Steven Seagal was in that movie.

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  5. Seems like a good match. Looking forward to seeing it played out.

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    1. Thanks Zero23, I hope it will be engaging. I feel the need to make unit cards for this one.

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  6. I don’t know the rules, seems like something GWish, but a siege game sounds like a fun scenario 😀

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    1. Spot on Stew. This is straight out of the Warhammer:Siege book that was released at the tail end of 3rd Edition.

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