Snake Charmer

Snake Charmer

Given my experience with the test weekend against the Mollywhoppers, I decided to settle in on giving Jaga-Jaga some serious consideration as a pair to Maelok. That meant a bunch of games in rapid succession, but also ample amounts of painting. First as always, the painting:

1 Longchops Minions

First up, Longchops and his little Kingfisher bird buddy. I’m really pleased with how he turned out, and especially with the little bird. Hah. 

2 Minions Gatorman Soul Slave

Gatorman Soul Slave was another fun model to do up. It may be my favorite Privateer Press model in a funny way. This image doesn’t show it, but the way he is bound up and decorated is just really intriguing as a notion: the unwilling warlock attachment. 

3 Gatorman Husk 2nd

I did up a second Gatorman Husk as well, as I’ve toyed with the idea of running two of them with Maelok (likely to settle on just one, sadly). Definitely enjoy this model as a model, and it’s fun but inconsistent in the game. 

4 Minons Gatorman Witch Doctor

Last but not least, a Gatorman Witch Doctor. They’re a bit skinny compared to the other Gatorman models, and doesn’t have quite the facial character of the others. I’m pleased with how it turned out though. 

As for games, I knew that I needed to give Jaga-Jaga a much more thorough testing. So I got in a whole heap of games!

 

(Clockwise left to right) I played two games over a two day stretch against Larry, fielding Makeda3 (a brief break from Circle to dip into Skorne). In both games I took Jaga-Jaga, which doesn’t have exactly the greatest match-up against Madeka3’s high defense and armor. In the first game, I had to go for the kill after Molik Kharn took out my Wrestler due to poor placement on my part. I managed to use the Cauldron to get her away from shield guards, and then managed to survive a Kharn free strike with the turtle after a bit more shooting (and an Oil hit). Brought her down to just a couple of boxes, and she died to fire the start of her turn. Second game again it hinged around a Molik Kharn missile, which this time my warlock managed to survive thanks to absurdly crummy dice on my opponent’s part. Next I played Jaga-Jaga into Larry IV’s Ossrum list. It was a monumental grind-fest, but the Sacral Vault really shined. It took out so many foes, from hammer dwarves to Kayazy Assassins. Gets so much work done against living infantry. Wow. I won on scenario 7-2 at the bottom of turn 6. 

 

(Clockwise Left to Right) Another three games, all with Jaga-Jaga. First up was a pair of games against Ryan, trying out a Kromac2 beast brick list. We split them, both times on assassination. Jaga died the first time to an unexpected path werewolf, and managed to live through an assault the next game and answer with a kill of Kromac2 herself. Third game was against Steve’s Retribution list. It was Helynna with double colossals, and a very tough match for Jaga-Jaga because her shooting was very limited in destructive power. I managed to win on time and scenario advantage. I’m reminded how envious I am of Retribution’s pieces every time I face it. 

 

(Left to Right) I forgot to take a photo of the first game of this set, Jaga-Jaga into Larry’s Iona list. It was a brutal match, I lost far too much early and simply had no answers to what I was facing and simply lost on scenario. Second game was a brief interlude of Maelok, again into Larry’s Iona. It was a scenario loss for me as well. I need to do much better at spacing my Gatormen Posse members. Final game of this series was Jaga-Jaga into Justin’s Barnabas2 Minions list. It was a win for me, though much of it was that it was his first time using the lesser warlocks. Jaga-Jaga ended up with enough shooting to take even Barnabas2 out of action.

Overall it’s a start to seeing what Jaga-Jaga can do. I’m pleased to start delving into her more deeply as a warlock. Looking at my chart (below), she is now the Warlock that I’ve had the most reps with–and I’m feeling reasonably competent about much of her game. Now to work on spacing the Croak Raiders just so to get the most out of them without losing them all.

Primary Warlocks Games Secondary Warlocks Games
Maelok 7 Barnabas1 6
Jaga-Jaga 10 Dr. Arkadius 3
Rask 7 Midas 2
Barnabas2 1

365 Points Challenge Progress (2018):

404/365

Battles (Privateer Press):

Overall Totals 2018: 129 (Win/Loss 78/51); 2017: 120 (Win/Loss 86/34): 2016: 123 (Win/Loss: 74/49); 2015: 43 (Win/Loss: 29/14)

Minions: 

20 Wins (Vlad1, Issyria, Kromac2 x2, Maddox x2, Magnus2, Kryssa, Helynna x2, Irusk2, Amon, Feora3 x2, Siege2, Vlad2, Ossrum, Makeda3 x2, Barnabas2) / 16 Losses (Venethrax, Ossrum, Syvestro, Madrak3, Krueger2 x2, Iona x6, Rahn, High Reclaimer, Terminus, Kromac2)

Convergence of Cyriss:

3 Wins (Haley3, Vlad1, Caine2) / 11 Losses (Heretic, Rask, Kaelyssa, Xerxis, Siege2, Testament, Bradigus, Vyros2, Ossrum, Stryker2, Vlad2)

Legion of Everblight:

38 Wins (Denny1 x2, Scaverous x2, Issyria, Wanderer, Skarre1, Sloan, Naaresh, Gaspy2, Madrak1 x2, Strakov2, Kaya3 x2, Helynna x3, Sorscha2, Kaelyssa, Dreamer, Jaga-Jaga, Denny3, Elara2 x2, Thexus, Sorscha1, Maelok x3, Heretic, Strakov1, Borka2, Caine2, Karchev, Baldur2, Gaspy3, Gaspy1) / 18 Losses (Denny1, Krueger2, Dreamer, Sorscha1, Jaga-Jaga, Old Witch3, Caine1, Issyria, Child, Helynna, Gaspy3 x2, Karchev, Vlad1, Barnabas, Heretic x2, Madrak1)

Skorne:

10 Wins (Anamag, Sorscha3, Kolgrima, Gaspy2, Feora1, High Reclaimer, Vlad1 x2, Haley2, Skarre3) / 5 Losses (Rahn, Magnus1, Denny1, Haley2, Syvestro)

Protectorate of Menoth:

8 Wins (Gaspy2, Helynna, Vlad2, Sorscha1, Vlad1, Kraye, Garryth, Naaresh) / 1 Loss (Madrak1)

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