We ran a Full Steam launch event at Drawbridge Games last weekend, and these are the results. Turnout was okay, but not as many as our usual–mainly because we ran the event on a weekend and the Warmachine/Hordes crew tends to be weeknights. I got a chance to play as well, as we had an odd number of players for the event!
I’ll start with what I prepped for the event:
I painted a brand new High Exemplar Kreoss for my force. My old brown-tone scheme is hideous compared to the new red scheme, which I really like.
I also finished a Devout to help protect him.
And two Vanquishers for shooting power to support his feat turn.
Below is the full list of what I brought. The goal of the list was the score the bonus 4 points for having an army list that was completely battlegroup models and getting a win. I went for an approach that would hopefully maximize my chances at scoring many of the bonus points for the event.
Full Steam List:
High Exemplar Kreoss
I even crafted my own Protectorate of Menoth miter hat to wear for the event for the bonus point that wearing a piece of faction gear gave you.
Full Steam Event:
As I mentioned above, it turned out to be a smaller event as we only had six people able to make it. The warcasters and warlocks represented were: Terminus, Haley, Lord Carver, Sorscha, Caliban, and my Kreoss.
My list faced off against Andy’s Lord Carver list–also an all-battlegroup list for the points. We fought to a standstill with no control points when round time was called. I had managed to squeeze a few more points killed than him, so ended up taking the victory.
Nate’s Khador versus Ryan’s Cryx. Cryx triumphed in the grind.
Brandon’s Cygnar versus a Minions army fielded by Xavier. Like the others, the first round proved to hinge on who could get an early Control points lead and Brandon won.
My Kreoss list squared up against Terminus. It went poorly for the Cryx, as they moved into pretty much perfect position for the feat turn to decimate his troops. Terminus’ last-ditch attempt at assassination failed, and I finished him off.
Khador tried to weather the hail of bullets, but just couldn’t get there. A group of gun mages got around the side of the Khador line and finished Sorscha off.
Minions versus Minions. A huge bum-rush turn saw the Pigs bully their way right to Caliban and finish him, and only him off, giving Andy the amazing “Seriously, what just happened?” achievement points as well as the “Speed Demon”, “Unstoppable,” and “Blood and Oil” results as well.
I faced off against Brandon’s Haley-led Cygnar, and Mark III started just like Mark II left me: unable to win against Haley. I set up a good position, but got assassinated. Just two small cracks for line of sight were enough to let the Cyclone and the Black 13th do the job.
Cryx faced Minions, and Lord Carver ended up getting carved by Terminus and his force.
Caliban’s Minions faced off against Khador, and Khador won when time was called for the round thanks to scoring more control points.
From L-R. Brandon went undefeated for the event with his Cygnar, and yet still won Best Sportsman. Ryan won Best Painted for his great airbrushed Cryx force. Andy secured the Champion award for the event, getting lots of the achievement points with his all-beasts Lord Carver list (and despite going 1-2 with it). 16 total points is really impressive!
I managed to finish the event 2-1, with 14 achievement points, so I was still really happy with myself and my Protectorate force.
500 Points Challenge Progress (2016):
Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Totals 2016: 60 (Win/Loss: 35/25/0); 2015: 43 (Win/Loss: 29/14/0)
14 Wins (Butcher x2, Deneghra, Shae, Sorscha2, Feora2, Severius, Skarre x2, Kreoss2, Borka, Kaya2, Stryker x2, Ragnor)/ 8 Losses (Rask, Xerxis, Butcher3, Thagrosh, Zerkova2, Stryker x2, Magnus2)
Protectorate of Menoth:
5 Wins (Agathia, Tanith, Helynna, Lord Carver, Terminus) / 2 Losses (Agathia, Haley)
11 Wins (Karchev x2, Vayl2 x3, Lylyth x2, Kaya, Skarre, Thagrosh, Asphyxious3) / 11 Losses (Adeptis Rahn, Kromac, Caine2, Borka2, Kaya, Rhyas, Ashlynn x2, Twins Saeryn and Rhyas, Butcher3, Thagrosh, Vayl2)
4 Wins (Caine, Karchev, Skarre, Vlad) / 4 Losses (Asphyxious, Lylyth2, Goreshade3, Stryker)