My next practice saw a slightly tweaked force face James' Lizardmen. The last time I played James I inflicted a heavy defeat on him with my Orcs. This time we rolled for a random scenario and got the Dawn Attack. It didn't affect me much at all, the random deployment, except that my Wizard lord was somewhat out of position on a flank. For James it messed him up only a little, putting a unit of Saurus on one flank.
The Cursed Company are a must buy elite unit, Dwarves with crossbows can fight in combat, and Halflings make good shooters against low toughness enemies.
Form a strong mutually supporting centre that can wait for the enemy to charge it; meanwhile compromise your enemies flexibility with vanguard attacks on the flanks and aggressive magic.
So how did I do in the tournament? I tell you later in the week...