Wednesday, 31 August 2011

More pre-tournament practice

Two games tonight, the first was against a player who I've only seen once before, last time I saw him he was fielding mercs but this time he had retribution.  The second was against another of the guys (who's name I dont know) who is going to York and his cygnar (seige).

Game 1:25pts I did not fancy my chances one bit against this opponent, knowing he is a vetran player and using a faction I had not faced before.  So I expected to get my ass handed to me quickly.
Round 1, Same old story, moving casting spells blah blah blah.

Round 2, ret, In this turn my opponent began systematicaly destroying my errants, this game stopped being fun as I found myself just removing models and being in no position to counter.  Men, attempted to burn a solo with a stupid 4" melee range and was out by 1", I also threw away my feat with only one bastion getting any benefit which was undone next turn as the damage was healed.

Round 3: Ret, things going from bad to worse, my opponent could smell blood and went in for the kill,  there was me thinking kreoss will be ok hiding behind that crusader, turns out I was wrong, very wrong, lirrle did I know his caster had acrobatics and arcane assasin(thats right you heard me), so the 3 focus I kept on kreoss meant nothing and the game ended there.

Game 2: Not looking forward to this one much ether, I've heard plenty of horror stories about siege, and this was a tournement list, where I was playing with what I had at hand and a couple of pieces borrowed from nick.
Round 1:  You know what happens.
Round 2:Cyg, all kinds of tricks, shooting and spell casting and taking objectives. Men, choir sang battle to give the repenter and the crusader +2 +2, enliven on the crusader.  Errants shot at the infantry on the objectives killing only a coulpe, the repenter advanced and flamed the infantry in a foxhole killing three. Gravus charged in killing more infantry and contesting an objective, the crusader advanced to within 6 of ol rowdy and took the counter charge, taking damage and triggering enliven to get me within 4" of another objective and continued to smash ol rowdy causing heavy dammage which was finished off by the bastions.
Round 3:Cyg, siege brought the pain this turn by popping his feat, it basicly gives everyone armour piercing attacks for their first attack.  This took out my repenter and left the crusader on about three boxes left, the bastions also took significant damage and just to rub salt into the wounds eyris (or however you spell it) shot kreoss to stop him getting focus.  Men, in retaliation I decided to advance kreoss and pop his feat catching siege in his control area, one lone bastion made it to siege and killed him in two hits.

Good game.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Practice Game

A 35pt warm up game tonight saw eKreoss head to head with kromac and his circle forces in a gaining ground scenario with circle going first.
Turn one was the usual for both armies, running, casting spells and animi. The vanquisher ran and the vassel used ancillary attack to fire the condemner shot which hit the ravagors causeing some damage and setting 4 of them on fire.
  Turn 2, Cir, charging with the ravagors and shooting with the javlin throwing birds took out some bastions and an errant, leaving one of them knocked down due to sacrosanct.  Men, having sucked the opposing units into range kreoss advanced and popped his feat, sitting on 4 focus, bastions jacks and errants charged, killing the revagors and javlin chicks (with help from the repenters spray) taking a point for controling the centre area.
Turn 3, Cir, counter assaults with the stalker causing heavy damage to the vanquisher (before remembering enliven from the vassel.  some stone protector tree thing sprayed a bastion and couple of errants killing them.Men this turn was spent killing the stalker, attacking kromac and failing, also attacking the big goat looking beast.
Turn 4, Cir, this turn saw kromac commit himself, dealing plenty of dammage killing numerous bastions and wrecking the vanquisher (since I forgot to use the vassel for enliven).Men, My second wave of weapon masters and kreoss piled in on kromac, however it took kreoss with his armour piercing attack to take out kromak, after taking control of the opposing area.  Ending the game with 4 control points and caster kill.  Its always good to see caster vs caster to decide the outcome of a game.

Finally managed a win against luke.
Good game man,that was epic

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

More Warmachine Battles

Two more battles tonight vs Cryx, in both battles my opponent was Lux.  The first game was at 25 pts eKreoss vs the coven (three birds and one big ball).  The second game was a battle box game.

Game 1
Menoth to go first, usual running and spell casting, putting up chasten to prevent arc node attacks, Cry, same sort of thing.  This battle was another close one with both of us countering each others tricks and models until Lux threw in the towel after losing one of the coven.

Game 2 saw pkreoss vs pdenegra
Again menoth went first, jacks running and kreoss casting lamentation. Cry, usual first turn stuff.  Again this was another hard battle that ended with denny burning to death from the fire of the repenters flamer.

Good game!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday Gaming

3 more warmachine games today at 26 pts, still not my ideal list but here it is: eKreoss, crusader, revenger, repenter, min choir, mechanik, min errants, max bastions.

Game 1 vs Khador (pButcher) with 3 heavy jacks (1x Berserker and 2 juggernought) 1 man-o-war min unit, and some widowmakers.
This game was mostly about positioning which ended on ekreosses feat turn with an assasination by two charging bastions after everything else did as much damage as possible.

Game 2 vs Mentoth (pSeverius)  This game against Nick started quite poorly for me with the middle of the three objectives dissapearing with no real way for me to win by scenario.  With this in mind I decided to go for an assasination attempt on turn two with the repenter, the two focus on it were saved for sevie and I managed to kill an errant, a vassel and gorman de-wulf.  With the boosted attack and damage rolls I dealt 10 damage to him and set him on fire, which did not expire and the following damage roll killed him.

Game 3 vs Circle (Kromac) Against Luke again with his annoying javlin throwers, and other annoying beasties.  This was a gauntlet game that went from bad to worse as first the errants were killed, then the bastions, leaving me with very little to hit with on feat turn and also left kreoss in range of kromac and only sitting on 2 focus.  Result, kreoss went down to kromac again.

Good game guys!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Last Nights Gaming

It was a good turn out last night at Hulls Angels Warmachine Wenesday, with a variety of factions from both systems.  My only game was against Drax and his troll bloods at 30pts which gave me an oppertunity to field my brand new unit of Bastions.  I dont know the name of the troll blood caster but his feat caused d6 damage to anything that used focus in his control area.  I used eKreoss.

Drax won the dice off and took the first turn
Turn 1: TB, things ran, cast animi, were poked with rusty spoons and other stuff.. Men, choir sang no non-magic shooting, Saxon Orik gave pathfinder to errants and advanced behind cover, errants advenced into woods and took some potshots at warbeasts to no effect, crusader and repenter ran, revenger advanced behind them.  Kreoss advanced and cast sacrosanct on the errants.

turn 2: TB, 2 main things I can recall about this turn, Drax forgot to activate one of his units (on his left flank) and he used his heavy warbeasts to shoot at the errants, killing a couple and being knocked down. Men, 2 errants shot at his troll carrying a big rock and made it self sacrifice twice to stay alive, the repenter advanced and flamed the same one to kill it with no others within 3", drax failing all his tough rolls apart from one. Orik advanced to the edge of the woods and shot at his unit on the left doing nothing. Kreoss up kept sacrosanct, cast invioble resolve on the repenter to make it arm 19 to recieve the charge of the warbeasts.

Turn 3: TB, 2 of the 3  warbeasts took the bait and charged the repenter and it took both to wreck it, the other warbeast stood up and shot again at the errants killing one and being knocked back down. (or was it this turn he forgot to activate that unit? I dont know).  Men, in order to protect me from the tb casters feat I advanced kreoss and popped his feat, the bastions took out one of the beasts, the crusader and repenter took out another and one of the remaining errants attacked the prone warbeast.  Orik charged the unit that was out of the way and killed one.  Mechanik heald the cruader that took 6 damage after using two focus to boost damage rolls.

Turn 4: TB, drax was in a pickle this turn being two beasts down and went for a hail mary kind of move by charging his caster into the crusader doing only light damage, not much else happened. Men, time to end the game, everyone that could went for his caster and killed him but it took the crusader, revenger and kreoss on 6 focus to do it after deax made about 5/6 tough rolls in a row.

Good Game Drax!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Warmachine Battle Report

Ok so the forces of menoth were out in force again tonight in two games.
Game 1
Opponent: Luke, using Circle and some mental warlock.  I don remember the whole game however It started very well for the menites as I managed to kill one of the heavy warbeasts on feat turn and damaging the other.  I was feeling comfortable with the distance between the two casters which proved to be my un-doing, as his knocked down caster shook it off with fury and leapt across the board and proceeded to wail on kreoss, sitting on no focus, and getting the caster kill (so much for the scenario).

Game 2
This game was a battle box game between Cygnar and Menoth, my opponent for this was Matt Escritt.  This game was a real war of attrition and having to deal with earthquake made things difficult, but this game ended with my crusader throwing a light jack at Stryker, followed by a spray attack from the repenter and an immolation from kreoss to kill him.

Good game on both accounts, I'll get you yet luke!