DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

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DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

Post by Zipding » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:26 pm

In a similar vein to the Deadliest Warrior TV series, I will be doing different scenarios, pitting the many characters of the Warhammer Fantasy universe against each other to see who will stand above the others.

I will be selecting a random hero or lord choice from one army book to face off against a random hero or lord from another book and see which one is victorious.

A couple of rules:

1. A lord will only face against another lord and a hero will only face against another hero.

2. Casters will only face off against other casters, this includes units that get caster levels through items (like Azhog and Eltharion). With regards to this rule, Thorek Ironbrow will be facing off against a caster due to the nature of the Anvil of Doom.

Also, feel free to suggest characters to use. The matches will be listed below and I will try to update this as often as I can. Unfortunately, there will be no pictures because I don't actually own all these models. I will be doing the fights, though.

List of Matches:
1. Gorthor the Beastlord vs. King Louen Leoncoeur
2. Kairos Fateweaver vs. Malekith the Witch King
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Armies:
Lizardmen: 3200 points
Vampire Counts: 2500 points
Skaven: 2200 points

Amount painted by army:
Lizardmen: 97%
Vampire Counts: 92%
Skaven: 87%

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Re: DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

Post by Zipding » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:29 pm

MATCH 1. GORTHOR THE BEASTLORD VS KING LOUEN LEONCOUER OF BRETONNIA

Gorthor:
Gorthor was the greatest of the Beastlords in the Empire, rampaging across the lands almost 1,000 years ago. Claiming that he was sent by the Chaos Gods, he united assorted Beastmen clans together and invaded the Empire from the Middle Mountains. His is a slightly curious case in that he had no true casting capabilities, but none could deny the dark aura that would surround him when the fighting started. Using chariots to smash his opponents aside, he destroyed two provinces of the Empire before his death. His legacy remains, however, and no army enters the Middle Mountains, for fear of stirring another Gorthor to unite the tribes once more and invade the Empire.

King Louen:
The current King of Bretonnia, he has acted as a stalwart defender of the lands, repelling greenskin hordes and undead scourges. He is the Lady of the Lake's champion, with rumours stating that he has been blessed with her kiss. He has sat on the throne for more than twenty years, and continues to unite the realms of Bretonnia under a single banner. During the End Times, he was wounded by Mallobaude during a civil war. He healed, and led an army across the Gray Mountains to aid the Empire in repelling the Chaos hordes, relieving the Siege of Altdorf, and sacrificing himself to protect the Temple of Shallya after killing Ku'Gath Plaguefather.

Their advantages:
Gorthor is monstrous on the charge, with 5 Strength 6 attacks with Killing Blow, an increased number of Impact Hits through his chariot, and can gain a bound spell every turn from the Lore of Death. He has almost objectively better stats than King Louen with higher Toughness, Strength, but lower Initiative. He also has Primal Fury with Ld 9, giving him the best chance to pass his checks and reroll hits in close combat. Should Gorthor get the charge and pass his leadership check for Primal Fury, it is unlikely that Beaquis or King Louen could survive.

King Louen controls the air on his Hippogryph Beaquis, giving him increased mobility over Gorthor, allowing him to set up the charge as he sees fit. Over that, King Louen is a tough nut to crack, coming with the Grail Vow, having the Vow of Purity meaning that he does not need to pray to get the Lady's Blessing, and receiving a Regeneration save. He is similarly destructive on the charge with 5 Strength 6 attacks, but does not have Killing Blow. He can automatically hit his opponent and prevent that opponent from attacking back. His biggest strength is his endurance, should he survive Gorthor's charge or set up one of his own, Gorthor will not stand much longer.

Regardless of who is victorious, once the charge is made, the fight will end quickly.

The fight:

Gorthor the Beastlord and King Louen approached each other on an open field. To King Louen's dismay, Gorthor roared and charged forward, crashing into Beaquis with great force. Gorthor's dark aura blessed him with Soulblight, but the Winds were weak as he tried to channel power into the spell, but the power was there, and there was nothing King Louen could do as his limbs weakened. The feedback hit Gorthor though, and he suffered an injury before moving to attack King Louen. The impact from the chariot hit Beaquis hard, killing the mighty Hippogryph immediately, but caused no wounds to King Louen. Gorthor's great fury raged on as King Louen retaliated, forcing Gorthor to back off unable to attack the King of Bretonnia. Fortunately for King Louen, neither Bagrar or the Tuskgor could even hit him, as he advanced on the Beastlord.

Gorthor roared in fury once more, unafraid of the King as the Sword of Couronne bit into Gorthor once more, slaying the great Beastlord. Bagrar and the Tuskgor struck back, failing to hit, the momentum lost. Thinking this as the best time to flee, Bagrar turned the chariot around as best as he could an sped away from the mighty King of Bretonnia, escaping his wrath.

VICTOR: KING LOUEN LEONCOUER OF BRETONNIA. GORTHOR THE BEASTLORD HAS BEEN SLAIN.

Note: I could not determine what would happen due to Gorthor's Miscast, so I rolled as normal, and if he got a 10-12, he could not generate Soulblight and would be forced to reroll if that result occurred. Also, an instance of the Wizard in miscasts affect Gorthor as if he was a wizard. The result was a 9.
Armies:
Lizardmen: 3200 points
Vampire Counts: 2500 points
Skaven: 2200 points

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Vampire Counts: 92%
Skaven: 87%

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Re: DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

Post by Zipding » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:37 pm

MATCH 2. KAIROS FATEWEAVER VS MALEKITH THE WITCH KING

Malekith:
Malekith is the supreme rule of Naggaroth and the son of Aenarion. He betrayed the Phoenix King and tried to claim the title for himself, but was unable to withstand the Flames of Asuryan. He fled to Naggarond with the other Druchii elves, including Crone Hellebron and his mother Morathi. Before his betrayal, however, he put into place the events that would eventually lead to the War of the Beard. Riding his great black dragon Seraphon, Malekith rules the Dark Elves with an iron fist and a desire to control the Phoenix Throne. During the End Times, he invaded Ulthuan once more, and succeeded in becoming the Phoenix King of the Elves. When Teclis unbound the Great Vortex, the Wind of Shadow was bound to Malekith, and with a final conclusion to the Elven Civil War, Malekith was crowned the Eternity King.

Fateweaver:
Kairos Fateweaver was a Lord of Change of Tzeentch before Tzeentch had other plans. Unwilling to investigate the Well of Eternity itself, Tzeentch threw Kairos into the Well to see what would happen. After millennia, Fateweaver crawled from the Well, a new being. Sporting two heads, Fatewaver now sees the past and present in perfect clarity with no bias. With his new powers, Fateweaver was bestowed the title Oracle of Tzeentch, whispering portents of the future to other Lords of Change, who record what they hear and guard it so that others cannot read what they have heard. In the End Times, Fateweaver acted as an advisor to Archaon the Everchosen until the latter decided that the Lord of Change was more useful to kill and summon the great Bloodthirster Ka'bandha.

Their advantages:

Malekith mixes sorcery with combat, excelling at both. Upon his dragon Seraphon, he has great manoeuvrability combined with the destructive power of his mighty beast. Sporting an amazing stat line that is enhanced by his magical arsenal, he is almost immune to mundane attacks and has great defenses against magical ones. He can weaken wizards and destroy magical items to further increase his survivability. Fateweaver will be greatly pressed to breach Malekith's great defensive and offensive options.

Fateweaver is one of the greatest sorcerers to ever walk the Old World. He has access to every spell that has ever been recorded and can choose the precise spells to end the encounter victorious. His flight lets him avoid combats that are difficult for him to win and use his spellwork to his advantage against his opponents' flank and rear. He sports a healthy 4+ ward save and an increased chance to channel extra casting and dispelling dice during the Magic Phase, to stifle Malekith's own magic. While Malekith brings great offensive firepower supported with defensive measures, Fateweaver brings incredible versatility granted by his spell selection to boost his own combat abilities and dominate his opponent.

The titanic magical duel that will occur will be bloody, and the winner will be victorious by a small margin.
Spells
Malekith: Power of Darkness, Doombolt, Bladewind, Soul Stealer
Fateweaver: All spells from Lore of Tzeentch, Throne of Vines, Gehenna's Golden Hounds, Speed of Light, Curse of the Midnight Wind, Wyssan's Wildform, Fireball, Soulblight, Enfeebling Foe.

The fight:

Malekith the Witch King of Naggaroth and Kairos Fateweaver squared off against each other. Seraphon took flight early, trying to get around the Lord of Change, landing once again close to the daemon's flank. The Witch King tried to harness the Winds of Magic to his control, able to muster a decent amount of power, with the daemonic storm calm for the moment. Neither mage was able to channel greater energies in their casting attempts. He attempted to bring the Power of Darkness around himself, with Fateweaver choosing to let the spell be cast, to protect himself from Malekith's offensive spells. The darkness around the Witch King granted him greater power for casting, which he immediately put to use by attempting cast Doombolt, just harnessing enough power to unleash the sell upon Kairos, who failed to prevent the spell being cast. The black fire erupted from Malekith's hand, unleashing a massive storm upon the Tzeentch Daemon. The fire greatly damaged the Lord, but his staff helped mitigate the damage. Malekith attempted to bring down the Bladewind to finish the Daemon off, Fateweaver just failing to counter the spell again. Tzeentch seemed to smile upon his follower and the wind of swords failed to injure the Oracle. In a final act, Seraphon belched out green smoke that enveloped Kairos, but was unable to cause any wounds.

Fateweaver acted next, flying into Malekith's flank and prepared to unleash his own magical onslaught on the Dark Elf. The Chaos Storm remained quiet as the two wizards gathered their power around them. With the left head of the Daemon creating a Throne of Vines around him, Malekith had to prevent the spell from being casted, but even with using the Circlet of Iron, the elf was unable to stop the spell from materializing. Kairos followed that with an attempt to cast Glean Magic, unleashing the remaining power he had reserved, casting it with great power, but Malekith struck the spell down, creating magical feedback on the Daemon, almost banishing it back to the Realm of Chaos.

Malekith took flight again, landing behind Fateweaver to prepare yet another magical attack. Khorne brought his rage down upon the battlefield before storming off to bring bloodshed elsewhere. The Witch King chose to forego the Power of Darkness, deciding to bring the full might of the Dark Lore upon Kairos. The Daemon was able to counter Dombolt before Malekith brought a wind of blades into existence, pummeling the Daemon, but failing to wound the mighty creature. In his final act, the Elf cast Soul Stealer upon the follower of Tzeentch, but snarled in anger as the spell was turned down.

Fateweaver, knowing that he was in trouble, flew behind Malekith like the Elf did to him and began to harness the Winds of Magic. The Storm of Chaos surged, increasing Kairos' magical defenses as the onslaught began. The Daemon's right head began to chant a spell to Enfeeble the great elf, with such power that it could not be countered. The spell sapped a little of Malekith's strength, but the magical backlash did nothing to the great wizard. He turned to his own defenses again, casting Wyssan's Wildform. The spell was successful as Malekith decided to not counter. Kairos attempted to Glean more magic from the elven wizard, but it was dispelled. The magical feedback from the Supreme Spellshield did nothing to Fateweaver this time, luckily for the Daemon. The follower of Tzeentch unleashed a great fireball using the last stores of power he had claimed from the Winds of Magic. Malekith, even with using the power of the Circlet of Iron, was unable to dispel the fireball. The engulfing fire wounded both Seraphon and Malekith, drawing blood on the elf for the first time in the fight.

Malekith took to the air once more landing next to Fateweaver. The Winds of Magic stirred and the Gods of Chaos attempted to possess the Witch King, but the Elf's iron will prevented their attempt. The Witch King continued his magical onslaught on the Daemon, casting Doombolt. The spell was cast, but failed to fell the Greater Daemon. Malekith followed this with the Bladewind, failing to kill Fateweaver once again. He casted the final offensive spell in his arsenal, Soul Stealer. Unfortunately, it was unable to wound Kairos as well.

The Daemon shrieked in glee as it landed next to Malekith once again. The Chaos Gods attempted to possess the Witch King once more, succeeding in taking the mind of the great Dark Elf. As Malekith collapsed under the control of the servants of Chaos, Seraphon roared in dismay and flew off.

Victor: KAIROS FATEWEAVER. MALEKITH THE WITCH KING HAS BEEN SLAIN.
Armies:
Lizardmen: 3200 points
Vampire Counts: 2500 points
Skaven: 2200 points

Amount painted by army:
Lizardmen: 97%
Vampire Counts: 92%
Skaven: 87%

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Re: DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

Post by Xaric » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:59 pm

I want to see a slaughterpriest vs a warpriest :D

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Re: DEADLIEST WARRIOR! WARHAMMER FANTASY EDITION

Post by cecil811 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:12 pm

I like the idea, but what determines the tactics used? Mages only cast spells?

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