With so many players starting this campaign week on 2 Campaign Points, it was no surprise that there was a bumper crop of Territories this week. The five games played on Wednesday produced no fewer than 10 new Territories!

Making an immediate impact were new-player Mike’s Bretonnians, who tore through my poor High Elves like a hot knife through butter. Aided no doubt by the hilarious High Elf Magic Phase, whose Mages miscast once per turn, the Bretonnian carnage was briefly halted by a lone, suborn Swordmaster’s Champion, but soon he too was trampled by the Bretonnian war-horses. Mike had enough time afterwards to play James, but this game was beaten by time, and ended a draw with minimal losses to both sides.

Earlier, James’ Chaos Mortals had beaten Stuart’s Ogres, James giving a new Daemonic cannon its first run out. Like all good Chaotic weapons, James found it hard to control the Daemon inside the cannon, losing the cannon in both games. Luckily there were plenty of other Chaos troops to plug the gap.

Each week Mark has become more familiar with his Dark Elves, and on Wednesday produced another convincing win, finding it hard going though against Matt’s Lizardmen. Matt fought back stubbornly, but his troops were matched for shooting.

The epic battle of the night was the War of Conquest between Andy’s Lizards and Robin’s Greenskins. A scene of terrible carnage on both sides, casualties in the game included both Lord-level generals, the Engine of the Gods, and numerous other units. Consequently, the game ended with few units on the table, but after some nail-biting adding up, Andy produced a minor victory.

A new Territory Chart is attached.

So, with only two weeks of ‘normal’ games to go, Andy and James have seemingly pulled out an unbeatable lead, both on 12 Territories. Into third place is Mark and there are several other players breathing down his neck. Whilst James and Andy might seem to have a huge advantage, remember that they can only use the benefits of 8 Territories per game, so a player with 6 or 7 Territories will find it an even match.

Andy Cummings – Lizardmen (12+1CP)
10. Gold Mine (+160 pts)
12. Town (+1 Character)
41. Stone Circle (+3 magic items + 40pts)
38. Village (+1 Special)
42. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
46. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
49. Bridge (+90 Points)
51. Road (+25 points)
23. Silver Mine (+1 Magic Item worth 50pts)
77. Town (+1 Character)
76. Shrine (BSB)
93. River (+20 points)

James Funnell – Chaos Mortals (12)
13. Gold Mine (+120 points)
15. Gold Mine (+90 points)
28. Stone Circle (+3 magic items + 80pts)
37. Shrine (BSB)
45. Road (+25 points)
60. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)
61. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
57. Road (+25 points)
69. Sacred Relic (+110 points)
78. Silver Mine (+1 Magic Item worth 50pts)
89. River (+10 points)
96. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)

Mark Dodridge – Dark Elves (7+1CP)
01. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
02. Road (+25 points)
03. Gold Mine (+90 points)
44. Road (+25 points)
73. Road (+25 points)
68. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)
91. Stone Circle (+3 magic items + 100pts)

Warren Gleeson – Dark Elves (7)
19. Ruins (+3 magic items + MI 70pts)
20. Village (+1 Special)
21. Gold mine (+100 pts)
09. Sacred Relic (+30 points)
67. Town (+1 Character)
27. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)
81. Sacred Relic (+30 points)

Steve Wilson – Chaos Daemons (7)
63. Goldmine (+100 points)
64. Sacred Relic (+120 points)
65. Sacred Relic (+90 points)
25. Shrine (BSB)
31. Village (+1 Special)
74. River (+50 points)
80. Town (+1 Character)

Matthew Davies – Lizardmen (7)
32. Goldmine (+80 points)
33. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
05. Gold Mine (+60 points)
52. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)
62. Town (+1 Character)
82. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
92. Ruins (+1 magic items + 20 MI pts)

Robin Smith – Orcs and Goblins (7)
29. Gold Mine (+120 points)
30. Bridge (+110 points)
14. Town (+1 Character)
59. Silver Mine (+1 Magic Item worth 50pts)
53. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
94. Village (+1 Special)
95. Forest (+30pts)

Paul Lawton – Orcs and Goblins (6+2CP)
35. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
36. Village (+1 Special)
40. River (+60 points)
11. Road (+25 points)
54. Bridge (+40 Points)
83. Bridge (+80 Points)

Stuart Greenhow – Ogres (6)
22. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
24. Gold Mine (+90)
55. Town (+1 Character)
56. Silver Mine (+1 Magic Item worth 50pts)
70. Forest (+20pts)
90. Town (+1 Character)

Derek Whittenbury – Beastmen (4+2CP)
16. Gold Mine (+140 pts)
17. Mountains (+2 Monsters/skirmishers)
18. Town (+1 Character)
79. Sacred Relic (+50 points)

Mike – Bretonnian (4+2CP)
84. Shrine (BSB)
85. Ruins (+3 magic items + 60 MI pts)
86. Town (+1 Character)
87. Sacred Relic (+50 points)

Paul Belcher – Ogres (4)
26. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
66. River (+10 points)
71. Stone Circle (+1 magic item + 80pts)
72. Village (+1 Special)

Simon Day – Skaven (3+1CP)
04. Forest (+2 Warmachines + skirmishers)
06. River (+60 points)
43. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)

Paul Nettle – High Elves (10)
07. Wizards Tower (+1 Wizard)
08. Village (+ 2 Special/+ 1 Rare)
39. Road (+25 points)
34. Sacred Relic (+70 points)
47. Sacred Relic (+50 points)
48. Ruins (+3 magic items + 60 MI pts)
50. River (+10 points)
75. Road (+25 points)
58. Sacred Relic (+10 points)
88. Shrine (BSB)