Now that our Journeyman League has concluded, I was keen to get back to painting and playing some of my Skorne. As always, I endeavored to add something new to my force for the game (a clash against Andy’s Minions). Given that I’m fiddling with a shooting-heavy Hexeris2 list currently, a Mortitheurge Willbreaker was a key addition that was needed. Ancillary Attack allows a warbeast to take another shot, beyond even ROF limitations. Thus, the heavy-hitting Cannoneer and Aradus Sentinel become all the more deadly with his help–and doubly evil if Hexeris has Black Spot on the target (that allows another additional shot if the target dies!).
The Mortitheurge Willbreaker brings my points painted up to 34 so far in 2016. I’ve got a lot more Skorne and Cryx on the table, so the target of 366 seems not too far from reach! Skorne really helps, as each caster needs such different pieces to be effective… ah, the joys of Skornergy.
This battle I faced Andy’s Blindwater Congregation, led by Rask. It was two big Gatormen Posses, an Ironback Spitter, a Bullsnapper, some Bog Trog Ambushers, and support staff. I was definitely not ready for Rask, both in caster choice and in tactics. I should have played back more and waited out his feat, then done some close range chain-elimination: kill a unit in melee to free the next unit to shoot deeper. Instead, the Posses hit like tons of bricks.
In the end I made a game of it, as Hexeris2 went on a personal rampage. He wrecked nearly a whole Posse himself with combination of attacks and spells, and took most of the Ambushers out on another round. He got very lucky, but not lucky enough to pull out anything close to a win. I lost pretty clearly (assassinated at the end by the remaining Trogs), but felt good that I recovered from a derpy start like I did. All told a fun game, as Andy is a great opponent with a fun force. Now at least I’m ready for Rask again!
366 Points Challenge Progress (2016):
Battles (Privateer Press):
Overall Totals 2016: 5 (Win/Loss: 2/3/0); 2015: 43 (Win/Loss: 29/14/0)
0 Wins / 1 Loss (Rask)
2 Wins (Caine, Karchev) / 2 Losses (Asphyxious, Lylyth2)