Circle – Call of the Wild
-Shadowhorn (Proxied by Gnarlehorn)
Lord of the Feast
Trolls – Storm of the North
Bog Trog Mistspeaker (Proxied by Jannisa)
My opponent won the roll off and decided to take first turn. Neither side looked massively favoured but i picked the side with the building closer to it so i could hopefully make use of it. My opponent deployed all 3 solo’s opposite his flag with his bomber. His champs also took that side, his Krielstone centralish but slightly to the left with the ice troll on the far left for his zone. His Raiders AD’d in a big line and both bears ambushed. I deployed the mac central with my wolves either side and a goat on each far flank. Eilish deployed opposite my flag, the pot between the lord of the feast and Mac and the stones in a line ready to port.
Trolls Turn 1
Everything runs up. Kolgrimma puts a butt ton of fury into the stone and stays back with it to avoid lord of the feast.
Circle Turn 1
I decide to commit lord of the feast this turn, it was possibly a mistake. The pot filled him with corpses he then charged into 3 raiders and killed them all. I had the choice of porting to a couple of champions and raiders but decided that he probably wouldn’t do a huge amount to them without support so instead shot the ice troll and did about 10 damage to it with bought attacks, crippling it’s mind. My stones move up and clear room for the Pureblood to assault spray 3 more raiders. With boosts i hit and kill 3 but 2 of them tough. Everything else just moves up. I could, and should have been much more aggressive with my pieces this turn to take more board pressure as his champs were too far back to get stuck in.
Trolls Turn 2
Kolgrimma kills the lord of the feast with sprays, although it takes her 3 to get it done. The ice troll can’t do much this turn so just riles. The bomber moves up and kills a stone and puts good damage into the pureblood. The raiders advance up and throw bombs around doing a few points of damage to stones in the other unit. The mist speaker sits on the flag ready for next turn.
Circle Turn 2
I decide that this turn is a good one to feat as with it and Primal my shadowhorn can kill his bomber which as he only has two beasts feels pretty important, and then the rest of my pieces can position more aggressively. So Kromac feats, charges a raider and kills it then sprints away again. I have a delicious assault spray with my pureblood which lets me hit a raider, 3 champs, skaldi, the sorcerer and 2 krielstone members. Unfortunatley due to some ice cold dice i only kill the one raider (And it still took two initials) And did 2 damage to the champ unit. Womp, womp. My shadowhorn goes in and does kill the bomber, contests the flag and then puts up elusive. My left shadowhorn gets into his zone with Elusive, ensuring he’s outside ambushing range. Ghetorix puts up spiny growth, charges and kills two raiders and dares the champions to come in on him. Eilish gets to the flag, my stalker toes my zone and the feral sits in the woods.
I score 2
2 – 0 to Circle!
Trolls Turn 3
My opponent decides to Ambush both units of bears this turn. One on each flank. Kolgrimma then advances up and hits my left most Goat with a hunters mark before feating pushing both goats into bear range. She attempts to spray away my stone blocking the champs from charging the Pureblood but doesn’t quite kill it off. The bears charge my right goat but the first attack misses thanks to set defence and it dodges away. I do fuck up though and dodge out of contesting range as i was worried more about the champs getting onto it. The left bears wreck the left goat. One raider charges Ghetorix and does nothing at all. Velka charges and kills the blocking stone allowing the champs to charge and kill off my pureblood.
Trolls score 2
2 – 2!
Circle Turn 3
My remaining shadowhorn frenzys thanks to Primal and does nothing to the bear it attacks. Big mac rolls up his sleeves and charges and kills 3 champions off before sprinting back behind the building. I port stones to ensure he can’t get to him without considerable effort, also putting him in the triangle just incase they live to next turn. My feral kills the raider engaging Ghetorix who then goes and kills off the bear unit on the left and contests his zone. I position another stone to annoy the champs and my stalker goes in and kills the other bear unit before sprinting to contest his flag.
Circle Score 2
4 – 2 to Circle!
Trolls Turn 4
The ice troll shoots Gheti trying to stationary him but fails. He does 3 damage which he rapid heals back. The krielstone move up to project the aura, going speed this turn. Kolgrimma sprays away the stone and the champs charge my goat and the stalker. The fellcaller hero charges and misses the stalker. Velka charges the goat doing really good damage. All but one of the champs charge the goat and finish it and the one that couldn’t charges the stalker and spikes like a mad bastard killing it on his own.
My opponent can’t contest my flag this turn so we both score 1
5 – 3 to Circle!
Circle Turn 4
I have to admit, i didn’t expect to lose both beasts on the right so i have no models i can contest with this turn I position my two remaining stones within 12 inches of his flag ready to contest next turn. I attempt to spectral lash a krielstone member to open up a lane for the feral to get into the middle of the stone unit but of course, roll a 1 on the pull. So i instead use the feral to kill one Krielstone member. Kromac advances around the building and kills two himself, he then tries to primal shock the Northkin UA but fluffs the damage roll leaving him on 1. He puts up spiny growth and camps 2. Ghetorix trivially kills the ice troll and also casts spiny growth. Eilish stays on the flag.
I’m unable to contest his flag but with his ice troll dead i now score 2!
7 – 4 to Circle!
Trolls Turn 5
My opponent moves his Krielstone unit move back to try and keep Kolgrimma safe. He does make a mistake here and doesn’t contest the top zone. Kolgrimma sprays at my Feral doing decent damage then walks and vanishes into the bottom zone. Thanks to his champs facing from the previous turn he didn’t have line of sight to charge the stones so couldn’t get to them.
We both score 2
9 – 6 to Circle!
Circle Turn 5
All i need to do to win is contest his flag and zone which i can do with my stones but i first clear out his Krielstone unit with the Feral and The Mac for the extra kill points.
I score 2 again making it 11 – 6 to Circle.
This list was created as a drop for the dreamer which is why it has no wayfarers as they aren’t super useful in that match up thanks to arcane vortex. I wanted to practice the list a little though which is why i dropped it here but i didn’t really enjoy the list as much. I think i’ll be looking at other casters to fill the gaps Morvhanna has, might even bust out my bae Kaya 3 again. Watch this space! 🙂