B&O – Games 8-11
I took 3 lists, Tubby, X2 and Morty. I was looking forward to getting into double digits with my lists 🙂
Analysis overall at the bottom of the article.
Game 8 – Tubby vs Kae – Pause Button
I saw some ret lists that had retribution in. I dropped Tubby because I looked at his lists and thought to myself that my lists had Turtles in so its probably a good idea to drop them (shows the level of matchup knowledge with skorne 🙂 )
Graham Keen dropped Kae. The list was I think:
Some other heavy
Spears of Scyrah
Elara 1 & Discordia
I don’t think it was in theme
I turtle each flank and get the reivers in the centre. Graham put sentinels on the left flank – jacks central/right
I run up – get a cheeky sunder spirit onto Eiriss1 (yay extollers!), whip up turtles and go from there.
Kae runs up and feats, banishing ward on the sentinels and refuge on her
I look at getting some sunderspirits into Elara and instead go for bloodmark and turtle approach. I get something onto my flag, take discordia and also ding up the other heavy. Not much else can see anything so I just stay out of threat and contest zones.
Graham focuses up the heavy who comes in and takes a turtle, he gets a model onto his flag and jams some of the left zone with sentinels who also IZ. The Spears get a vengance move and manage to charge my objective and contest my flag (Pic didn’t take)
Tubby Feats, I clear pretty much all of the sentinels, the spears, my right hand zone, kill both remaining jacks and put stuff in zones. I contest his flag, score mine and almost score my zone apart from a lovely mechanic at the back.
Kae can’t kill tubby so clears her flag and between walk and refuge gets there. I clear up at this point, kill most stuff, have 5 points clear and almost manage to clock myself. Awesome.
Game 9 – Tubby vs Haley 3 – Pit 2
I get paired vs Golly. He is rocking Haley 3 and some other lists he wont drop because he has Haley 3.
He is running:
Trencher long gunners + ua
Trencher infantry + puppy and a rocket
Junior + Charger
Trenchbuster x 2
Matt puts trencher LG on the left, jacks in the middle, TB on the right and the trenchers AD. I stack the right flank trying to set up a scenario play on the right zone and set up reviers across from LGs hoping I can win the attrition war with my longer threat range.
I get second and chose the side with the hill.
Matt runs up and clouds – I come up and stay out of threat, castigate with tubby, arc a BOC through the clouds at thorn and manage to kill a few trenchers.
Matt takes shots at some of the turtles, advances up the cloud wall. He leaves baby haley, both jacks, trench busters and granny haley in range. I take the bait and go for it. Tubby feats, turtles are whipped up and eyeless sighted by extoller, right hand turtle puppet mastered and off we go. By the end of my turn I have scored 1 point, killed both echoes, the iron clad and put damage on a few other bits with feat up. Dice werent great (I was hoping to kill thorn as well). I felt pretty good anyway, all I was staring down was trenchers and alexia right? right? RIGHT? ….
Matt clears both turtles. The charger cranked damage and between ragman, thorn and the LGs they got lasered down. The rerolls are amazing and alexia with her ability to boost with ragman and dice off 8 still managed to smash a turtle.
We played a few more turns but with both turtles off the table I have no where near enough hitting power. I tried to put together a last gasp assassination but it was not great (and it would have made Golly sad).
Game 10 – Tubby vs Una 2 – Spread the net
Game 3 was vs Adam Bailey playing circle. I almost dropped X2 and probably should have but went with tubby because… turtles?
Una2 – Tharn theme
Scarsfell x 5
Tharn x 2 + Whitemanes
Blood tracker solo
Birds in the centre, tharn either side, trackers on the left. I put reivers on the left, turtles either side of the battle group.
Adam runs up, I run up and stay out of threat of all but a few tharn, carnivore on the right turtle and blood mark on one of the birds.
Adam HOF the tharn, they charge the turtle and do a few points, blood trackers run into the rubble on the left and threaten the reivers, birds stay out of threat and hang out in the zone in the rubble (yes I chose the wrong side)
I hit back, clear most of the tharn on both sides, ignore the bloodtrackers and score my box zone.
Adam get a tharn into the reivers and informs me they have overtake and beserk mini feat. He noms a load of reviers. The remaining tharn on one side get into the turtle and one bird gets in as well but as no others could fly over it fails to kill it.
I clear the rest of the tharn, kill some blood trackers, kill the bird in my zone and feel pretty good. I out threat his stuff and can start clearing up from next turn. The left zone will go down to turtles and I can get solos on flags and start pushing the central zone.
Notice what is missing? Yep scenarios. I end my turn and Adam tells me he has won if he ends his turn. That girl on the flag and the top left zone ticking over has done me. School boy – he does not deserve the turtles.
I also notices Una was camping 1 for the last 2 turns and could be pretty easily assassinated 🙂
Game 11 – Tubby vs X1
Game 4 of B&O was vs Dan Ford. I looked at his lists again, pretended to know what I was doing and dropped Tubby.
The scenario was entrenched.
X1 – Masters of War
Tycom x 2
The table has a forest in the middle. I set a turtle up on each side, reivers over to the right and tubby and co in the middle.
Dan runs everything up as far as it can go
I run a slinger, arc a BOC and kill all the legends, carnivore the right turtle and run everything out of threat
Dan goes for a very aggressive play with Tibbers. Rush, enrage, lurch and he comes crashing through the woods towards tubby. He kills some infantry and side steps back into the woods.
Well that is a problem. X1 is camping nothing and under tubby feat will be 11/16. A Raider clears on of the arcuari to clear a run lane. Reivers shoot another arcuari out the way and a few get shots on x1 to do a few bits of damage. Slingers run into position. Tubby is puppet mastered, bravely steps over the wall, feats and then does 3 sunder spirits into X1, 2 boosted. Shaman finishes the run off ( I have one more shaman and 2 trample and shoot spots for the turtles left)
End of day 1 and all round not a bad day out with Tubby.
I’ll write up analysis after the rest of the games.