Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

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Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:02 pm

Hey Guys went to a local tourney the other day. I thought I would post some battle reports up here so anyone that is bored can give it a read.

I have only written up one game so far but will look to get the others done ASAP. I have pics from the first couple of games but cant get them hosted at the moment to put them up here. Will look to have this all done by sat.

So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.

My Lists:

Theme Force: Mobile Strike Force
Tier: 4
List:
Jeremiah Kraye +6
Hunter 6
Hunter 6
Stormclad 10
Stormclad 10
Gun Mage Captain Adept 2
Rangers 4
Rangers 4
Black 13th 4
Tempest Blazers (Full) 10
Objective: Arcane Wonder

Theme Force: Lightning War
Tier: 4
List:
Artificer General Nemo +3
Storm Chaser Finch
Stormwall 19
Stormstrider 9
Captain Arlan Strangeways 2
Journeyman Warcaster 3
Lieutenant Allison Jakes 3
Thunderhead 12
Stormsmith Stormcaller 1
Stormsmith Stormtower 2
Stormsmith Stormtower 2
Objective: Armory

Reasons for my lists:
Kraye is just a list I really love. After my turn 1 assassination of Terminus at a local tourney I have had moocho respect for the potential of this list since then. Rangers are very much under valued and people tend to see the B13 and gun for them over the rangers. Kraye might be very squishy with his Def14 Arm 17 but I find that he can survive long enough for one of the ‘clads to come to the rescue. This list has an amazing scenario potential as the Hunters and their fast cav can get into zones very quickly when needed. And i have been know to push enemies out of zones to score….why kill that massive jack when all you need is its toe out the zone?

The Nemo list is something I saw online and fell in love with. I am a Tier list fan boi and the thought of all the sizzling lightning all over the place just made me giddy inside. The net list is meant to include Dynamo instead of the Stormstrider and Stormcaller but sadly my Dynamo did not arrive in time. I really enjoy the strider in any case and having the smith on the table with pre deployed pods really kicks some arse. My tactic is normally placing a pod back behind my line before the game, turn 1 I run the wall up + pop a pod and then the smith will triangulate on to 3 models within the triangle of love.

On the Wednesday before the evening i had a practice game with this list and it did not fare well. But after the game I reflected what i had done wrong and it was really down to dice and poor list matchup. This list has 3 models with magical weapons and none are ranged. I played against a void spirit that ran and abominationed both my stormtowers and there was nothing I could do about it. Also when thunderhead misses all three attacks on feat turn needing 7s to hit and boosting the first shot then you know the lovely, beautiful and amazing lady luck is not on your side. It was my first game with the list and I could see its limitations but also its massive potential of feat turn damage. So i decided to bite the bullet and take it along.
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:03 pm

Game 1. Adam Horne (Skorne) Loss
Kraye vs Mordikaar
Scenario: Outflank
List:
Void Seer Mordikaar +5
Basilisk Krea 4
Despoiler 10
Tiberion 11
Agonizer 2
Mortitheurge Willbreaker 2
Void Spirit 2
Orin Midwinter 2
Nihilators (Full) 8
Praetorian Keltarii (Full) 8
Tyrant Commander & Standard Bearer 3
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Full) 3


This was a rematch from wednesday night when I was horribly beaten by his list using Nemo. This time round after seeing how insane the Void Spirit (abomination ) can be I decided to take some magic weapons to try get rid of them asap.

Game started with me running most of my models up the board. I had my two Stormclads in the middle across from Mordi so just put them into position to get the charge the following turn.
Adam moved Mordi to the right, behind a massive wall and popped his feat, Krea came and did her thing behind him setting up nicely with Def 21 vs shooting and 19 vs Mat. Rest of his army made sure to stay within his control area to benefit from his feat. Nihilators had Banishing Ward on them and the Keltarii had Hollow.

My turn saw me struggle to kill anything as most of his force was getting +5Def from being on a hill and his feat. I did take the chance and send a full tilted stormclad into Mordi. Needing 10 to hit on the first attack I got 17 points of damage off into him that got transferred, with his only remaining fury, into Tibers. I then tried another attack but needing 12’s missed and got pushed away. His turn he ran/charged his models to engage my forces. it was acceptable losses. Tibers exacted revenge on my Stormclad.

My turn saw me kill all the Nihilators and most of the Keltari. I was able to get pursuit on the Keltari. I positioned my 2nd, slightly damaged, stormclad in line to charge/trample to mordi next turn, he had entrenched himself nicely behind the wall with his krea for company. I nearly got a cp on the left zone but a single hollowed Keltarii toughed 5 times to ensure I got nothing for all my effort. This model would be key to me losing the game as well. Adam started his turn with 16 fury thanks to the my attempts to wipe out the Keltarii. He started his turn with Mordi. All his spells and focus went into the Keltarii, first he hit them with banishing ward to clear pursuit, then put hollow back on, then raised 4 of them back. Despoiler charged my GMCA and killed him making a Void Spirit. The pain in my side, original, Void Spirit charged Kraye and got in with 5 Damage. The Keltarii then charged Kraye and CMA into him leaving him on 2 health. The newly created Void Spirit ran up and made the B13 flee. Tibers took a free charge on my remaining stormclad thanks to the paingivers but then Adam remembered he had lost his body and spirit so did a very small amount of damage. The agonizer ran up and caught the 1 hunter and stormclad in his bubble of fun.

My turn again and I was now is kak, i knew i needed a turn to clean up and another to kill mordi and I seriously saw it happening. I killed tiber and the little sad pachyderm with my stormclad. My 2 remaining blazers were able to kill the Void Spirits, the B13 rallied and Kraye ran his full 16 inches to stand behind the sormclad for protection. Adam moved the tyrant commander up and killed a ranger. He then activated the Keltarii and moved them towards kraye. He then cast essence blast through the Tyrant and boosted damage needing 9 to win….got 11. GGWP.

Lesson learnt: Don't give Mordi/Skorne casters a wall. The krea ensures Def +6 and its a killer.
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Game 2. Alex Hall (Circle) Win
Nemo vs Bradigus
Scenario:Destruction
List:
Bradigus +6
Wold Guardian 9
Wold Guardian 9
Woldwatcher 0
Woldwatcher 5
Woldwatcher 5
Woldwatcher 5
Woldwatcher 5
Woldwatcher 5
Sentry Stone & Mannikins 3
Sentry Stone & Mannikins 3
Shifting Stones 2
Shifting Stones 2
Shifting Stones 2

So with my first game ending early enough I was able to watch Alex’s game using Kruger 2 and it came down to a really close assassination from his opponent to get the win as the druids made sure to clear the zones so that he was dominating. Did not know what to expect from him as a player.

This was my first game going up against Bradigus and I was really worried. His second caster was Kruger2 and I have played Kraye into him before and been completely shut down so either way I was looking at nemo.

I got 1st turn again. I ran everything up, making sure both my Towers where within 4” of the objective. Sadly i didn't deploy nemo up enough so would have to run him now or I could killbox myself next turn….silly n00b mistake. I had the stormwall run up and toe the zone and got the two towers within 4” of the objectives so I could see the combo of 4d6 electro leaps finally work. Junior Warcaster put arcane shield on the strider and that was my turn. Alex Started the game with the watchers all putting their animi up, which was free because of Bradigus and using stone form. This meant the Watchers Couldn’t be moved, KD’d etc and were arm 21. The manikins activated and created lovely little 3” forests all across the front of his army making sure I could see little of his forces. He then moved up the stones and the big wolds. Bradi then activated and put Flesh of Clay and Synergy up on himself.

My Turn two and I see a couple of things that he did wrong and realise he might not really be a seasoned player. He has left a gap in the trees and my stormwall can see a stone and he didn't refresh the manikins on the sentry stones. So i load the stormwall up, poop out a pod just in his little home made forests and shoot the one stone off the board. I then notice another stone from a second unit can be shot at by the Strider and take it out….so 2 stone units down. I then shoot into the pod with my towers and take out a sentry stone with my 3d6 electro leaps. So far I haven't hit any of his big guys but I have disable 2 enabler units. His turn and he charges a watcher at my strider and hits it doing minimal damage and gets pushed an inch back, ending its activation. His next one takes a shot at my strider, leaving me with 2 power tokens. he then moves his other two flanking watchers up and shoots at my stormsmith, killing him. and the other shoots at my objective. The shifting stones activate and port a watcher 8 inches foward and it charges into Thuderhead. Having to boost to hit my def14 T’Head he hit and did some small damage, he then bought a second attack but it missed. Bradigus moves up a bit and casts Mystic Wards + Flesh of Clay, potentially shutting down Jakes and Arlan next turn.

My Turn three and I see an assassination. Bradigus is Def 16 in the woods and Arm 16….time to ride the lightning!! I assign 3 focus to all the jacks. Arlan activates and moves out of the Mystic Wards bubble and gives T’Head evasion. Nemo activates and pops his feat, moves up and shoots bradigus. Boosting to hit and then boosting damage for 3d6 - 6 damage….dice spike and I get 8 damage. He transfers it with his only focus. I then shoot him with a solid shot from the Stormwall which he remembers to transfer to the watcher in front of him. I shoot him again boosting to hit and damage and manage to do 6 points. My strider activates Boosts to hit and 5 more damage. Shoots a second time and does 6 more damage. GGWP

After the game I realised this was Alex’s first tourney and I felt bad….but only a little. He did bring a filthy net list so I got over it quick enough.
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Game 3. Adam William (RoS) Win
Kraye vs Ravyn
Scenario: Incursion
List:
Ravyn, The Eternal Light +6
Banshee 10
Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen 5
Nayl 2
Mage Hunter Assassin 0
Mage Hunter Assassin 2
Narn, Mage Hunter of Ios 3
Mage hunter Strike Force (Full) 8
Strike Force Commander 2
Soulless Escort 1
Mage hunter Strike Force (Full) 8
Strike Force Commander 2
Soulless Escort 1
Mage hunter Strike Force (Full) 8
Eiryss, Mage Hunter Commander 3
Soulless Escort 1
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:05 pm

Game 4. Dom (Khador) Win
Nemo vs Karchev
Scenario: Two Fronts
List:
Karchev the Terrible +5
Devastator 8
Decimator 8
Juggernaut 6
Juggernaut 6
Koldun Lord 2
Battle Mechaniks (Full) 3
Greylord Ternion 4
Man-O-War Shocktroopers (Full) 9
Man-O-War Demolition Corps (Full) 9
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby und_ed » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:10 pm

Very cool, Kelvin.

Next writeup! I really wanna hear how you beat down the horror that is wold War!
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Rift » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:11 am

NICE ONE MEEENNNSSSEEETTT!



man im really keen to read the report vs bradigus, Ive never faced him myself but have heard horrible things.
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Total Gee » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Nice Menset, been seeing a lot of that Rayvn tier list every where.

How did you find facing it?
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby Menset » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:43 pm

Sorry Gents will try get these up tonight.
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Re: Barming Tourney 15 Aug '15 (UK) Battle Report

Postby joppie » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:09 am

How did you place in end? top 3?

That mordi list is similiar to what I want to get, so glad to see how he played it
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