These past two weeks have been somewhat busy, but I managed to get in one Campaign game versus Andy’s Saeryn and Rhyas list, as well as heading to the final Tier 4 Tournament Steamroller for Mark II event this past Saturday. As always, first up is the painting I accomplished.
Mulg the Ancient. Just in time to hit the table for the last few Mark II games.
Completing Mulg brings me to 189 points painted this year. Which is over half way to my goal of 366! However, I’m probably going to change the goal. Given that Mark III is imminent (I already have the War Room decks, and the rules PDF), and it changes the points costs, I’ve been thinking of how to handle it. Given that many things are roughly 1.5 times more points than they were, I was thinking of moving my personal goal to 500 points in a year, and just keep counting with new point values. We’ll see though.
The other big thing on the painting side was that my Trollbloods army won the Best Painted Award at the Tier 4 End of Mark II Tournament.
The nifty trophy, provided by the good folks at SCG Hobby.
The award-winning armies: A Borka Drunk and Disorderly Tier 4 list and a Doomshaper2 Unbridled Fury Tier 4 list. The Borka list is pretty much everything shown but the two Blitzers, Mulg, and Doomy2. Gotta love Doomy2’s “nothing but heavy warbeasts” style.
As for games at the tournament, I won one and lost two. I managed to assassinate Asphyxious3 thanks to some long-distance heroics by Mulg. As for my losses, they were totally on me. In both cases I bumbled positioning on my warlocks and had insufficient protection versus melee threats with deep range projection. Still, faced three really fun opponents so it was quite a good time.
First match against Larry’s Mercenaries and Ashlynn. The list was pretty similar to Savage’s list that I faced a few weeks ago. This time it wasn’t even close, as Borka’s faithful keg carrier was just short of giving him the drink he needed, which lead to a quick and efficient pummeling on him by my opponent’s colossal in melee thanks to heightened speed from the caster. Just plain ouch.
The second battle was against Andrew’s Asphyxious3, and I fielded my Doomy2 list as I wasn’t going to out-troop a heavy recursion Cryx list.
I mostly got lucky due to the Sepulcher failing a charge, letting the combination of two Dire Trolls and two Champions smoothly finish it off. That left just enough gap that Gaspy3 had to get up and get aggressive to try and win, which let Mulg pull off a long-shot mashing.
My third game faced me against Butcher3’s tier 4 list, a fairly warjack-heavy force with the gun carriage. I pretty much had to go for my Doomy2 list, as Mulg’s anti-magic animus would be my only method of staying alive long enough to potentially retaliate.
Sadly, it was not enough. Doomy2 got just a little too close from a very distant Grolar. With Silence of Death on it, it managed to pummel him into smithereens. I had hoped for a critical slam on Mulg’s protective fit (he had Wild Aggression up, it was quite possible), but alas: it wasn’t meant to be. The good news was that my opponent, Justin, is always fun to face off against and his Khador always look so nice (of course, the one unpainted model in his force is the one that sealed the deal on Doomy2).
Overall it was a fun tournament, and I’m glad that I attended. A good last hurrah for the Mark II rules and the Tier 4 lists, plus good opponents and a recognition of the work I’ve put in on painting my models, made a great day.
As I said above, I also squeezed in a game for the Trollbloods vs. Khador campaign we’ve got going at Drawbridge Games. It pitted my Borka Tier 4 Drunk and Disorderly list against Andy’s Twins of Everblight, Saeryn and Rhyas list.
I had good early success versus his warbeasts, getting ahead in the battle of attrition. The Earthborn survived the Scythean’s assault with all aspects intact, and messed him up pretty well with a throw against a nearby wall.
Rhyas was the part of the equation that was tough. While Mosh Pitt did lead to her getting knocked down and getting some swings from Trolls, she survived t0 continue pushing the attack.
It was Andy’s ambushers that really carried the game for him in the end. Despite the pressure from my units I was getting on his casters, they managed to survive thanks to their defensive stats and abilities. That left Borka out in center, and prey to the ambush. The Blighblades and a unit of Bog Trogs swooped in, enclosed Borka so he couldn’t stumble away, and assassinated him. Another victory for glorious Legion of Everblight.
Another great week of gaming, with a lot of diversity in foe but also challenging opponents. Just the way I like it.
366 Points Challenge Progress (2016):
Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Totals 2016: 44 (Win/Loss: 26/18/0); 2015: 43 (Win/Loss: 29/14/0)
10 Wins (Karchev x2, Vayl2 x2, Lylyth x2, Kaya, Skarre, Thagrosh, Asphyxious3) / 9 Losses (Adeptis Rahn, Kromac, Caine2, Borka2, Kaya, Rhyas, Ashlynn x2, Twins Saeryn and Rhyas, Butcher3)
4 Wins (Caine, Karchev, Skarre, Vlad) / 4 Losses (Asphyxious, Lylyth2, Goreshade3, Stryker)
12 Wins (Butcher x2, Deneghra, Shae, Sorscha2, Feora2, Severius, Skarre x2, Kreoss2, Borka, Kaya2)/ 5 Losses (Rask, Xerxis, Butcher3, Thagrosh, Zerkova2)