Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hi Again!

Between class and work, I haven't had a whole lot of energy for blogging in the last couple of weeks, but I'm still here.  The inter-store tournament is done, and I'll have the reports up in the next couple of days (by Tuesday probably).

In the meantime, I played a really fun game of Warmachine against Butcher 1 this week.  My opponent was Tom, who I've played a few times over the past couple of months.  No full report of this one, but it was hilariously fun.  It was my Makeda 3 Brute Squad list against the Butcher 1 list he's been tailoring as a Bradigus drop.  We used a clock, but honestly we spent most of the time making awful jokes.

At the end of turn 2, Tom retreated Butcher to a corner of the killbox after heavily damaging my Brutes and jamming me with a few IFP and Eliminators, and before declaring that he'd probably die to an assassination vector that he didn't notice.

I did notice one, since Makeda 3 is queen of weird angles, and walked her 8" to a group of 2 IFP and one Eliminator.  She Feated, got a Fury from an Exalted Guardian who killed the Iron Fang Kovnik, killed one of the IFP with her sword, and used Blood Boon to kill the other IFP and the Kayazy Eliminator with the spell Eliminator.  Then she walked 4" into a cluster of 4 Nyss, dropped another Eliminator on the one she was base to base with, and killed them all, then walked 8" into the Butcher and his War Dog.  She killed the Dog in one swing, and bought 5 more against the Butcher, missed with 3, and left him on 7 boxes.  Molik was barely in range to finish the job.

Highlights of the game included lots of bad puns about Warmachine rules, Tom using his Spriggan to screen his infantry, and Makeda's epic power walk.  All in all a great game.

Anyway, more reports and such to follow, along with some final thoughts on Makeda's Brute Squad list before I pack her up and take her to Adepticon on the 19th.

Tom's list, for Khador players interested in running a really strong Bradigus drop that's solid against a wide range of opponents was:

The Butcher of Khardov (*6pts)
*Spriggan (10pts)
*War Dog (1pt)
Cylena Raefyll and the Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) (10pts)
*Koldun Kapitan Valachev (2pts)
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
*Iron Fang Pikemen Officer and Standard Bearer (2pts)
Greylord Outriders (Leader and 2 Grunts) (6pts)
Widowmakers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (4pts)
Kayazy Eliminators (3pts)
Kayazy Eliminators (3pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
Iron Fang Kovnik (2pts)
Widowmaker Marksman (2pts)