So this evening, to celebrate my promotion (No longer on the phones whoohoo!) I decided to spend my afternoon at my FLGS and getting some games in. Overall, I did ok. I lost 2 games, and won 1. Sadly I dont remember a whole lot save for once again a few highlights:
Game 1: Against Legion, he was using Absylonia, and had 2 Seraphs, some swordsman, a shedder, and a Carniveran. It was a league game, and the scenario was a control point one. If you held a control point you got a point, and you only needed 3 total. At turn 2 he had both points and had 2 points. I just conceded at that point as I had no way to dislodge him from both. Ah well.
Game 2: Non league, against Khador. He used pVlad, Beast, the Drakun calv, Aiyanna/Holt, Great Bears, Alten, and Widowmakers, and 1 Manhunter. He got me straight caster kill. I was testing Calandra in both the first and the second game, and I do like Star Crossed, but I don’t feel I have an “optimal” list for her. I also forgot her feat twice which would have made a world of difference. Prolly would have kept my Champs up against Beast and the Bears.
Game 3: Against Menoth, yet another league game. This was the Rematch that John wanted, and again it was Reznik. This time he busted out Bastions, Reznik, 3 Wracks, Reckoner, Guardian (the mace dude) and that little arc node with the shield and spear I forget its name. I used my Grim list for this. The map we rolled for the scenario had 3 Trenches, which granted a unit inside +4 def vs Ranged/Magic and also made me ignore Blast damage. It rendered his Skyhammer rockets useless for the most part. The match was that stupid Control the Mid Point scenario (Engines of Destruction) but this time I knew what was going on. I remember on my first turn casting Cross Country on my Champs and driving them into the forest, and getting my Impaler within 8 inches. I got my Mauler, second Impaler, and Grim + Gobbers into the trenches and kept them there for a good chunk of the game.
I ended up winning via Scenario, and just before my turn ended I also killed off his Caster with Grim in melee. Just to see if I could. I kept forgetting to use the Maulers animus which is bad, and I also forgot that Cross Country granted Eagle Eye, which would have let my champs charge his Bastions instead of taking a charge. DOH! I won’t forget that this time. I also need to remember that the Fell Caller has a freakin spray attack!
All in all I had a grand time. I have decided that to go to 750 I am grabbing Brun and Lug next. I can’t help it. Dorf + Baer = AWESOME.