A friend and I have recently dusted off our Mordheim boxes and started a couple of warbands. I've been collecting a Druchii army for Warhammer over the last 6 months so chose to use the "Druchii Warband 1.0" from this site. My opponent has several warbands but fielded the Dwarf Treasurehunters for our first couple of skirmishes. I've discovered how very hard it is to take the stunted Dwarfs out of action!!
My starting out warband was as follows...
- Highborn - Sword, Axe, RxB, Helmet
Lordling - Draich, RxB, Helmet
Lordling - Sword, Dagger, RxB, Helmet
Sorceress - Dagger, Doombolt
Beastmaster - Spear, Beastlash, RxB
Shade - Sword, Dagger, RxB
Anyway, after two scenario's, I have 0 wins, 2 losses, several tactical blunders, many learnings and a dead warband leader. In game two, after 3 rounds of combat pounding on a stunned Trollslayer (needing 6's to take him off the table) the dwarf has stood up and knocked my Highborn out of action. This was followed up with the same thing happening to my draich wielding lordling and I voluntarily bottled it.
I subsequently rolled snake eyes on the injury chart for my leader.. = Dead.
Then rolled double 2's for my lordling giving him a broken leg and -1 movement.
On the upside the other lordling and the beastmaster gained enough experience to take a feat. I gave them both "Strike to Injure" to improve my chances of taking the dwarves out of action. My Sorceress had previously rolled hideous scarring on the injury chart and now causes Fear.
I also have enough gold to purchase another henchman. I was thinking of a Witch. To make up for the loss of the leader, and hope for a "lads got talent" roll sometime in the future.
My question is, should I continue with the warband and make the best of it or is the loss of the leader (and his equipment) too big a blow to continue and still have a competitive warband?