Friday, July 23, 2010

Practice Games - Practice List

Ah well, so much to do, so little time. Into St. John's for some pre-GenCon gaming with my list of many things, and I discovered I'll need medication (or perhaps electroshock) to play it in 7 minute turns. So it's back to the drawing board.

This is my initial deployment in my first game against an eDeneghra list played by Mark.

Things heated up on my right flank:


Then, things heated up on my left flank:


Then I lost. Mark is an excellent player, so losing to him is no great shock. But it has to be said that I was stupid and then I died.

Next game was against Mark again, this time (at my request) playing nSkarre. I decided to change my deployment strategy.


Mark changed his strategy as well...here are his full Satyxis Raiders with Witch attachment charging my jacks...oh, what fun. Is there a caster with overwatch neutron bomb strike available?


After the game I told Mark that playing his Skarre list felt like reading a Russian novel...I knew something bad was going to happen, especially if I got off the couch to do anything. Unfortunately, I got up off the couch. His first charge attack from a Satyxis Raider did 12 points of damage on my Spriggan! 12 points! + feedback. He hit both my jacks with another 5 charge attacks. And let me say that free strikes from Satyxis Raiders are not gentle taps either.

Initial conclusion - I must find my brain. Final conclusion - I need less models.

Here are Ken's heavy warbeasts...he is taking them to GenCon:

Another view of Ken's Circle army:


And here is Jason's gun line, ready to receive the attentions of their woodland foe.

4 comments:

JET (aka Jason) said...

I agree about the model count (as you already knew, I'm sure). I think you need to start with a caster and four warjacks. See how many points you have left after that and sprinkle with solos and a select unit or two.

Keir said...

I've been thinking about it a lot. How does this look? I find the second Destroyer a little superfluous and the Uhlans give a major threat on/take care of one flank and are a great recipient for the Butcher's spell Fury (+3 damage on all attacks). Plus the model count is still low at 17.

The Butcher of Khardov
Behemoth
Destroyer
Spriggan
War dog
Great Bears of Gallowswood
Iron Fang Uhlans (Leader and 2 Grunts)
Widowmakers (Leader and 3 Grunts)Man-o-war Drakhun (with dismount)Widowmaker Marksman

Legoman said...

What you were talking about seems cool. But I don't know what it is?

Keir said...

Well, the only way to find out is to follow my link below to the website for Privateer Press.