Thursday, April 12, 2012

BatReps: Winter Warmahordes 2012 game 2 Durgen VS ESkarre

Game 2 - As each list had to be played at least once in the tourney, I decided to play my Durgen List so that I would have an option for round 3. I was playing against Matt, whom I had played before. He can be tough and Durgen really had his number last time BUT... this time he brought a really different list that I wasnt expecting and which made Durgen want to weep.
He had:

Full Satyxis Raiders
Sea Witch
Full Blood Witches
Blood Hag
Satyxis Raider Captain

So fast, and so much immune to blast.... oh and Deathjack.....ugh
So that you dont have to scan back to find it I had: 
Durgen Madhammer
Ghordson Avalancher
Ghordson Basher
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer
Marshalled Mule
Ogrun Assault Corps (Leader and 2 Grunts)
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator

Uh oh....
Anyhoo, we got on with the game and it became clear immediately that I had to prioritize taking out the UA (or solo? - Im still not sure which witch was which ;P ) that gave him immunity to blast. Dougal and the ATGM made this their priority but I think it was
Durgens case cracking arcing fire that ended up taking her out. The Avalancher and the Mule shot up the other non immune infantry pretty well and my OAC turned into an explosive shield wall of primed flesh. Before I knew it, however, the remaining witches and raiders were in my face and incoporeal. This is where I was very thankful for Durgen's spell that turns a shot magical as it allowed the Avalancher to clear a little more breathing room. Next thing I knew though the Deathjack was in a deep flanking position munching on ATGM souls, Dougal was dead and the Seether was tearing up my Avalancher like nobodies buisness. Even a few of the remaining infantry were trying to stick their horns into Durgen himself.

Perfect - all was going according to plan.

Die young and leave a good looking corpse - right Skarre?
I have a bad(?) habit of sacrificing large portions of my forces for positioning and using my caster as bait and hoping that he/she survives long enough to pull the carpet out from under my opponent. In the first battle I pulled Ashlynn back behind the mule to draw his forces in deeper and get Rocky behind for the kill shot. This time I brought everyone close to Durgen so that he could let rip with his spell that pushes everyone back from him. In doing so I gave myself all the room I needed to shoot eSkarre in the face complete with boost + Feat. If that hadnt of finished her then the basher was also in position to charge her and fire its feat boosted blast AND I had one lone arcane tempest gun Mage UA (who had basically fed all his friends to deathjack) ready to unleash a final shot. I had sacrificed virtually my entire force to get these three lined up. It was overkill, Durgen vaporized her on the first shot.

Win by Caster Kill.
Better luck next time buddy!
With 2 wins I was in striking distance of the tournament leader.....

Part 3 Coming soon.....

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