I managed to get a day off work so made it to my local club this week and got two games in against my good buddy Adam with his Minions. He was running Sturm & Drang in WWFF and Arkadius also in WWFF. I decided to try Morvhanna into him and he picked S&D.
Circle – Devourers Host
Morvhanna the Dawnshadow
Lord of the feast
Wolf Rider Champion
Sturm & Drang
-Battleboar (Proxied as a gorax)
Brun & Lug
Dhallia & Skareth
Underchief Mire (Proxied as a Croak Raider)
I won the roll off and gave Adam first turn. In hindsight this was a mistake but i had no clue what his list did, it looked like an attrition list though so i figured i’d try and take it to a seven turn grind which is Morv’s thing. Adam deployed the Dracodile slightly off to the left with the Snek. Brun & Lug and the warhog go on the right. I deploy my riders on the left, My ravagers both go right and the Bird on the left.
Minyans Turn 1
Polarity Shield goes on the Dracodile, Vision goes on Snek, Dhalia and Brun put their upkeeps up. Everything runs up respecting lord of the feasts threat. Only the Dracodile is within it and he has a shieldguard off to one side ready for it.
Circle Turn 1
My bird is in range of skyfire on the dracodile so i move up and put two boosted shots into it doing a bit of damage then repo’d out of it’s melee threat. My ravagers run up, a few out there to trigger vengeance. Riders flank hard on the left ready to be a pain in the arse. Morv puts the cloud between her and the Dracodile and then puts out fog and Carnivore on the Lord of the Feast.
Minyans Turn 2
Adam decides to pose me a very difficult question here. The Dracodile charges a couple of ravagers and eats them both. Sitting there, asking the question “Can you kill me this turn?” The chef, bear and handler sit behind the building on the right. The battleboar toes the left zone and Snek sits in a cloud to trigger stealth.
Circle Turn 2
I have 5 ravagers in walk range of the Dracodile (The chief got blinded by the assault spray so couldn’t get involved) My bird was able to advance and get a line to Mire, he was camping two with a shield guard so i didn’t expect to kill him but i thought that damaging the Dracodile through transfers was probably better than trampling and buying 3 attacks. Long story short, he missed the first re rollable 7, i boosted the second that got shield guarded and boosted the third which spiked doing 10 damage through the transfer. My ravagers advanced and boosted with their theme corpse and then Morvhanna went in and cut herself down to 1 hp, buying all the attacks she could. Lord of the feast ports in and boosts damage on it and the wolf rider champ throws a spear into it’s back arc. I end up leaving it on 8 boxes with no attacks at all left to try and remove it. With Morv now in melee range of it, on 0 camp and 1 box I shake Adams hand.
This is a damn good Minions list, the polarity shielded Dracodile with Decel is crazy tough to deal with (And it will be even worse for lists without pathfinder, thanks to its animi) I’m not sure if it was better odds to trample and buy with the bird or take the path i took. Heck i’m not even sure if trying to kill it at all was good odds but i’m unsure of the better path to take as i can never charge it. It rfp’s on melee and was right up in my grill so i’m still unsure of what a better play would have been, although i’m sure there was one!