Circle Orboros – Devourers Host
Baldur the Stonecleaver (1)
-Blood Shaman (Proxied by Haruspex)
Lord of the Feast
Brighid & Caul
Borka, Vengeance of the Rimeshaws
I won the roll off and took first turn so that i could get further up the board before needing to feat. My opponent Gary chose the side with a forest and a building for his earthborns. I deployed a ravager unit on each flank, twins dead centre so they could go either way Stalker and Feral up behind the ravagers to go in as a second wave. My trackers and feasti boi went central too for the same reason as the twins Trackers prey the earthborn and trackers prey Rok. Gary deployed in a line with a character and an earthborn on each flank both lights went left a few whelps went behind and the rest weren’t deployed.
Circle Turn 1
Baldur puts up solid ground and stone skin on the trackers then charges up the board. Everything moves up as far as they can/is safe, making use of the central cloud. Pot fills up the lords corpses.
Trolls Turn 1
Gary had to move up cautiously here, he ensured his stone and caster where safe from the lord of the feast and put his earthborns in locations to make use of the building/forest.
Circle Turn 2
My Trackers go first and move up and minifeat prey onto the right earthborn. I had 7 that could get onto him and with some really good dice i dropped it down to 2 boxes. The twins go next and Brighid finishes it off with her bow. They swap prey to the left earthborn and the trackers to Rok. Lord of the feast gets divine inspiration and puppet master but i make a mistake in shooting at the earthborn. I don’t want to get hit by Mulgs ret strike so i have to position to only be in range of the lightning troll and the earthborn but if i’d shot mulg i could have got some gobbers too! He ends up killing the lightning troll and doing 5 or 6 damage to the arm 22 Earthborn. Baldur moves to behind the centre cloud, feats and extends the forest a bit to try and annoy Rok. I’ve misplaced my trackers and twins so i’m really gummed up meaning my right ravagers and stalker can just shuffle up a bit. My left ravagers fan out on. And the Feral gets in a position to strike at him next turn.
Trolls Turn 2
Gary is limited with what he can do this turn so he just takes what he can. The Earthborn frenzys but due to my feet isn’t able to reach any of my things. Mulg wanders up with Rok behind them. The axer takes a ravager and Bearka kills lord of the feast and pops feat.
Circle Turn 3
My Ravagers on the left start the turn. 3 Charge and kill the axer and two go on the objective but i leave it on 2 boxes. My trackers can’t do much this turn, between stealth and counter charge i can’t really engage so the one in range goes and shoots the objective trying to finish it off but only does a point. My plan is to send in the Feral as a last resort to finish it so i repo to try and block the advance around to it the next turn. I derp out and give a counter charge though allowing mulg to get further up the board. The twins move to behind the forest ready for next turn and Baldur moves back and puts out a rapid growth to plug the gap between the building and the cloud. I realise i charged the Feral out of Baldurs control so i riled up my stalker for fury for next turn and put him in the right zone.
I score 3
3 – 0 to Circle!
Trolls Turn 3
So i made two massive mistakes that turn. The first was putting a forest next to the earthborn giving it +2 speed. The second was forgetting how transfer targets work and by riling my stalker to full i had completely removed all transfer targets. This opened up an assassination for Gary. Rok primaled Mulg and the Earthborn and tried to bop a tracker on the head but missed. His plan was to throw a tracker at Baldur to knock him down then trample the Earthborn up, I had solid ground which he had forgotten so the Knockdown wouldn’t work and upon measuring it out we found that Mulg would have blocked the trample lane had he gone in so instead just donked a Tracker on her head. The earthborn then trampled up and bought 3 attacks into Baldur. 2 missed and the two that hit ended up leaving him on 1 box (Which was about as statistically accurate as you can get) He then realised that he hadn’t moved his stone up though which if he had would have given the extra strength to kill him! He contests each zone and passes play.
3 – 0 to Circle
Circle Turn 3
Had i thought this turn through i would have only needed to kill 3 whelps and 2 gobbers to win the game. I got a bit too giddy though at the prospect of getting the twins into a preyed heavy (It was their first proper outing) So i loaded up Caul and gave him divine inspiration and sent them into the Earthborn that just made an attempt on Baldur. Brighid decided to prove that she wasn’t just a buff bot and between her assault shot and her charge she left it on about 8 boxes which Caul finished with his initial attack. I then activated my ravagers on the left who tried to kill the whelps and the gobbers. The whelps died but they fluffed it on the gobbers. My feral moved around and tried to kill a gobber and also messed it up. Baldur got the hell out of dodge, running to behind a building, camping a bunch. I purposfully moved my Stalker out of the zone to body block for Baldur as i deemed it was more important to ensure his survival than to score as i was still ahead on Attrition and he wasn’t catching up on CPs anytime soon. My other ravagers killed the whelps in the right zone.
3 – 0 to Circle!
Trolls Turn 4
Mulg frenzies and bops a ravager. Bearka decides to get involved and charges in on a ravager, but after an assault shot, an impact, an initial and 3 bought attacks nothing has died (Tough is pretty lit)
3 – 0 to Circle!
Circle Turn 4
I was pretty sure i could kill Borka but wanted to see if Caul would kill Mulg first so i ran a couple of guys to block LOS for the ret strike. He fluffed it so i charged 6 ravagers in on Bearka and put him in the dirt.
Man, oh man. I couldn’t have played this game much worse. Not wanting to make excuses but i was pretty tired during the game. But lessons learned and I’ll have to pay more attention to my plays in the future!