During our last Wargame Beer with the Dutch Miniature Wargaming Facebookgroup, I’ve played my first games of Witchfinder General. I have the rulebook myself, but didn’t have a chance to play. Pijlie from Pijlie’s Wargames Blog supplied the miniatures and scenario for this tactical and fun game.
The objective of the game for the Witches was to summon a Great Beast during nightfall (which could happen at the third turn) and than to keep the Beast alive during the battle. The objective of the Witchfinders was to prevent the Beast from summoning and failing that, to kill the Beast. Since you have to play a scenario two times (it’s a fast game, so no worries) and play as both sides once, I decided to play as the Witchfinders first.
In the middle of the table were ruins with 4 Witches in them surrounded by a loyal group of Blinder soldiers led by a Captain. My Witchfinder troops had to plit up, with my Pikemen and Musketeers on one edge and my Dragoons on the other.
I started my turn by marching all my troops towards the ruins as fast as possible. My opponent moved her troops to intercept both my advances with a combination of Musketeers and Pikemen.
Luckily, My Witchfinder survives this madness and is out for revenge.
But time is running out!
All the while, the Blinders are taking their toll on my Pikemen and Musketeers. Luckily my Dragoons manage to hold their ground.
Killing one of the Witches. Unfortunately this didn’t stop the Summoning from happening and the Great Beast growled into existence. The Beast than grabs the Witchfinder and tears him into shreds.
My Musketeers try to hold off the Beasts and fail that too. Things are starting to look grimm. But than the valiant Dragoons charge straight throught the scattering Witches and into the Beasts back and kills him on the spot. Granting me my first victory!
Its my turn to be the Witches now!
The Witchfinders move through the woods and start to open fire from the forests edge. After multiple turns, the casualties amongst the Witchfinders were higher than mine.
It was almost time for the summoning and I still had all of my Witches and had reduced the Witchfinders forces quite a bit.
I want to thank Pijlie and his wife for a very fun and challenging game and of course to the host and hostess for another great dinner and day at their place!
More picture of the Witchfinder battles can be found on the Facebookpage.