I only took one picture because my brother and I didn't start until around 9pm on friday- and had had a few ales.
My brother is editing the footage of the full battle report, and it is our first time using our new camera and lens setup, so there is plenty to work on there for the next battle report.
For now though, I can say that I did not place ideally, leaving my seaguard open to an early cavalry charge to get cover bonuses (that I forgot about during combat, when they really mattered against his army). I went second, and on my first turn, both of my phoenixes missed a joint charge against his carybdiss- something that proved fatal to turning the tide of the battle.
We called the battle after turn 4, stats-hammering him to likely achieving a minor victory, and while I would like to blame those phoenix's failure to perform, it is certainly on my shoulders for misplacing (then misusing) the seaguard.
The attached image is somewhere in turn 2, I believe during his charging. I'll link to the full report here when he is finished editing
If you want to see a prime example of dead-on-deployment, this is the episode for you.
Dark elves were using a strategy totally alien to them with a warlock bus delivering 2 masters, a dreadlord, a sup sorc, and a sorc. They mistakenly deployed center lane across from my spearelf deathstar and were minced first turn.
It may seem odd that I attacked his rank n file warlocks with my spearelves, but we use the 8.5 rules (typically) that are published in some 5 year old DakkaDakka thread (if you’re unfamiliar, search warhammer fantasy 8.5 and you can read the FAQ to see the rules changes)
In that same light, I suppose the effect of banner of discipline is different in 8.5, if my memory doesn’t fail me, making it a redundant item to me, but oh well, it didn’t matter!
Dark elves had some strong shooting and a misplayed magic phase, followed by a hearty charge from high elves that ended in concession.