(076) Off the Beaten Track

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Post by sully » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:04 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Now that the hobgoblin is dead, The Herald is willing to discuss a cessation of hostilities.
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Post by coffee » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:14 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Karl will focus on Thick-Neck in upcoming rounds.
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Post by Eris » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:49 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Gunter continues to maintain the line and attack as long as there is still fighting going on.
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Post by ehiker133 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:18 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Thick Neck gets three attacks vs. normal types (1 HD or less), right? Does Leudigar's 2-1 HD mean Thick Neck does not get three attacks against him? He loses the bonus so quickly, one would think it might come into play in this situation, as well...

EDIT: Ah, never mind. It is fewer than three HD.

It would be quite helpful if others would target Thickneck, as well... Take out the leader and all that.
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Post by sully » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:48 am

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

If the party is intent on continuing battle, The Herald attacks Thick Neck.
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Post by ehiker133 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:35 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Leudigar rallies the others to his aid with a cry, "Help me take this brute down!"

He continues the fight.
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Post by acodispo » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

With the lone Hobgoblin now a thing of the past, Wetzel joins the fight against Thick-Neck, stabbing viciously.
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Post by riftstone » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:58 am

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Faengol will stay out of the combat, actually moving back in-case running is in order.

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Post by waysoftheearth » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:10 am

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Our fighters begin to focus on Thick-Neck in earnest, and to surround the desperate trio--making their superior numbers begin to count. Thick-Neck's Men both take ringing head hits, and are brought near their limit, but only Leudigar manages to nick Thick-Neck himself. "Hrmph!" the fearless fighting grunts, as he deals Gunter a savage blow.

But the company redoubles their efforts; both Leudigar and Brother Herald land blows that would surely be counted mortal?? But Thick-Neck still defies them! Alas, 'tis not so for his Men; Menno dashes the Left-hand Man's shield away; the both of them are bloodied and teetering at the brink.

But it isn't over 'til it's over; "Get ye outta this, boy!" thunders Thick-Neck as he deals Leudigar a stunning return that drops the Tracker, and his Right-hand Man caves in Gunter's shield by a mighty ax blow.

Can the three really hold out?
The second Turn of Melee continues...

SECOND ROUND
PLAYERS' SECOND ROUND
Boggs withdraws to join Faengol, and the injured Dopey and Fendrel in the rear ranks; leaving The Herald, Menno, Wetzel, Leudigar, Alfwin, Karl, and Gunter in the fighting.

As the non-players can handle five men on equal terms, and the players are seven men, two of them are able to flank. Gunt gave orderes to hold the line, and Herald, Wetzel, Karl, and Leudigar all want to target Thick-Neck. That leaves just Menno and Alfwin (presumably with Gunt's help) to tackle the right-hand and left-hand men, respectively. Only one of Menno and Alfwin will therefore be able to flank, so the ref dices for it (M, A): 1 # d2 → [1], so Menno takes the flank advantage.

Wetzel and Karl vs Thick-Neck 2 # d20 + 1 → [10, 8], two misses.
Herald vs Thick-Neck 1 # d20 → [13], miss.
Leudigar vs Thick-Neck 2 # d20 - 2 → [17, 4], one hit! d6 → 1.

Menno, Gunter, Alfwin vs Fighters (@+3, +1, +0, respectively) 3 # d20 → [20, 7, 17], two hits! 2 # d6 → [6, 6] two head hits!
Damage ablation 2 # d6-1 → [0, 5], so one fellow takes the full 6 hp, the other takes 1 hp.
Helm saving throws 2 # d20 → [14, 4], so one helmet is ruined; seems obvious which it should be.
Who took the 6 hp hit (LHM, RHM)? 1 # d2 → [1], so the Left-hand Man.

The ref dices to determine hp for the Left-hand man: 1 # d6 + 2 → [7], so he is reduced to 1 of 7 hp, and to AC 3/5.

The Right-hand Man takes a second, 1 hp, hit and is down to 2 of 7 hp, and AC 3/5.


NON-PLAYERS' SECOND ROUND
The three stalwarts fight on.

Two fighters 2 # d20 + 1 → [11, 4] two misses.
Thick-Neck has a fighting capability of three Men: 3 # d20 → [1, 16, 1].

Who is targetted by the 16? (H, M, W, L, A, K, g) 1 # d7 → [7], it's Gunter.
16 vs Gunter (AC 3 sh) is exactly a hit, 1 # d6 → [5] for 5 hp, Gunter is down to 2 of 7 hp.


These wicked Men are Non-Player Characters so are not subject to random morale dice (that's the benefit of being a player type!); their morale is played by the ref. Given the players seem hell-bent on slaughter, they will fight to the last.


THIRD ROUND
PLAYERS' THIRD ROUND

Wetzel and Karl vs Thick-Neck 2 # d20 + 1 → [13, 11], two misses.
Herald vs Thick-Neck 1 # d20 → [16].
Leudigar vs Thick-Neck 2 # d20 - 2 → [7, 16].

Well now, those two 16s are curly. In the opening missile segment, Wetzel scored a 6 hp hit on Thick-Neck and nothing more was said. It turns out to be significant, however, because a head hit would have knocked off Thick-Neck's helm, reducing his AC from 2 to 3, making these two 16s both hits.

So. How much damage did Thick-Neck's helm ablate of Wetzel's well aimed missile? 1 # d6 - 1 → [4], so Thick-Neck took only 2 hp damage as his helm was (1 # d20 → [4]) smashed.

Now Leudigar and The Herald hit twice more: 2 # d6 → [2, 3] for 5 hp. In total Thick-Neck has taken 7 hp damage from three hits.

Menno, Gunter, Alfwin vs Fighters (@+3, +1, +0, respectively) 3 # d20 → [22, 10, 3], so one hit.
Who is targetted (LHM, RHM)? 1 # d2 → [1], so the Left-hand Man. 1 # d6 → [2], so 2 hp. The Left-hand man has only 1 of 6 hp, so would be slain, but for his sheild! Instead, his shield is dashed and he is reduced to AC 5/5 (mail only).



NON-PLAYERS' THIRD ROUND
It is still the three, bloodied stalwarts barely holding out against the players.

Two fighters 2 # d20 + 1 → [20, 6] one will have hit, but who (M, g, A)? 1 # d3 → [2], so it's Gunter again! 1 # d6 → [3]. This would be a fatal hit, but for his sheild. So Gunter is instead reduced to AC 5/5.

Thick-Neck has a fighting capability of three Men: 3 # d20 → [15, 4, 14].
Who is targetted (W, K, H, L)? 3 # d4 → [2, 4, 4].
15 vs Karl (AC3) miss by one.
4 vs Leudigar (AC6) miss.
14 vs Leudigar (AC6) hit. 1 # d6 → [4] so 4 hp, Leudigar is reduced to 0 of 7 hp.
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Post by The Red Baron » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:04 pm

Re: (076) Off the Beaten Track

Dopey rushes in, dagger held high, to finish off the chaotic fighting men.
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