As I’ve mentioned before, I’m getting pretty heavily into a Trollbloods army. I added two more models to my painted totals for this week, and snuck in a small-sized game of Mangled Metal/Claw and Fang against a player who is just starting up a Cryx force.
It was perfect timing, as he was fielding Lich Lord Asphyxious, while I painted a new warlock for my force: Jarl Skuld. They make a perfect pairing for a duel in the Thornwood–no doubt some members of a Trollkin Kriel stumbled upon a hidden necrotech factory. As Jarl Skuld rushed the place with a few of his Dire Trolls, Asphyxious, a Helljack, and swarm of Bonejacks found a stalling defense action–hoping to take Jarl Skuld down. In addition to Jarl Skuld, I painted up a Dire Troll Blitzer to add to my force. I just love the look of the model, so I had to run one. They may not be the perfect warbeast, but they can sure dish up a lot of attacks with a lucky turn. Plus, the pyg gunner atop the model makes me laugh whenever I look down at him.
The battle itself was relatively quick, as small Mangled Metal/Tooth and Claw bouts tend to be. The Cryx harried Jarl Skuld somewhat early on, with spells and a spray attack from a Defiler. The Trolls for their part answered in kind–bonejacks are flimsy, fragile things. Especially with an Earthborn Dire Troll absorbing their high power weapons and turning them against your forces.
The Cryx jacks managed to kill the Blitzer relatively quickly, while Asphyxious blasted away with spells and feat, hoping to finish it off and win the game. He got very close, but not close enough. The Earthborn turned and sunk its meaty claw right into the last remaining Cryx warjack–winning me a victory when it was destroyed. While it was a small game, it had been a fun one–with each of us using very different tactics to try and wrestle a win.
Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Total 2015: 26 (Win/Loss: 21/5/0)
12 Wins (Fiona, Sorscha, Morvahna2, Ossrum, Borka, Kaelyssa, Stryker, Venethrax, Butcher, Thagrosh, Exulon) / 3 Losses (Kromac, Kaelyssa/Kaya, Borka)
1 Wins (Asphyxious) / 1 Loss (Kaelyssa)
Protectorate of Menoth:
3 Wins (Morvahna2, Kaelyssa) / 0 Losses
Legion of Everblight:
5 Wins (Caine2, Kaya, Sorscha, Rahn) / 1 Loss (Fiona)