5 comments on “Battle Report Deux

  1. Great battle report. I just started playing Legion myself so it was particularly interesting to me. Excellent pics and write up.

    I like your 15pt list. I don't know how useful the Bolt Thrower is at this point level, but it's a cool model. I wonder if the Protector might be a better fit tho.

    I would definitely have gone hey diddle diddle straight up the middle with the Carnivean, possibly trampling the drudge tarpit. You can kill a lot of trooper models in one turn with a good trample, particularly if you popped Lylyth's feat that turn to ensure hits. Not much you can do if they refuse to fail a tough roll though.

    I might have saved the spell martyr a while longer too, just to make your opponent waste time and energy worrying about what that 1pt arc node might do if he doesn't deal with it.

    That was appalling how much damage those little chicken jacks did to your force, and that without actually arcing spells.

      

  2. I'm the cryx player here! BTW-Like the name of the Cryx force (Goonies ATTACK!):).

    Beyond some pivitol dice rolls (the missed two handed throw, and the bolt thrower being the biggest)my thoughts were of as follows:

    Going straight up the middle would not have been much better. With the forest and the Drudges (who have eyeless sight) it would not have bothered me id I lost that squad to the Carnivean.

    I thought you put the bolt thrower too far forward and it was not able to be defended/supported by the Carnivean. I was able to munch on it with both Death rippers. This enabled me to take on your army piecemeal rather than all at once.

    To nate's comments:The bolt thrower could have been useful, it just didn't have the chance to.

    WIth the drudges being only 6 points of the force—they (and I was suprise he used the spell Mytr on them).

    Trampling through the drudges would not have accomplished much IMHO, as I had e-gaspy and a slayer close enough to counter attack. Also the druges formation would have prevented him from getting that many drudges underfoot.

    Side note:The slayer was a sad panda that the deathrippers didn't leave him anything.

      

  3. "Going straight up the middle would not have been much better. With the forest and the Drudges (who have eyeless sight) it would not have bothered me id I lost that squad to the Carnivean."

    I guess what I should have said was "trample through the drudges to get to the Slayer" and then "throw the Slayer at Gaspy's head" or something like that. You are certainly correct that the loss of the drudges would not have greatly inconvenienced you.

    "I thought you put the bolt thrower too far forward and it was not able to be defended/supported by the Carnivean. I was able to munch on it with both Death rippers. This enabled me to take on your army piecemeal rather than all at once."

    You're dead on here. Allowing your opponent the opportunity to engage your forces piecemeal is never a good thing. Going up the middle with the Carnivean would have, at the very least, made that much harder to do.

    I'm still appalled that two deathrippers were able to take out a Carnivean.

      

  4. "I guess what I should have said was "trample through the drudges to get to the Slayer" and then "throw the Slayer at Gaspy's head" or something like that. You are certainly correct that the loss of the drudges would not have greatly inconvenienced you."

    The Canivean would have had to survive a counterstrike from the slayer & Gaspy to do so. It wasn't likely to happen due to the position of Gaspy and the Slayer (who were essentially being used as my reseves).

    The problem Plarzoid had was that with 15 points he only had enough troops for a good first wave (3 models beyond the caster) and a highly doubtful 2nd (caster and sheppard). 11 of his points were in the carnivean.

    THat said, Plarzoid–when you move the list up to the next level, I would strongly suggest fitting in 1 light warbeast and a squad of nyss swordsmen or archers.

      

  5. As I said, it was just a bad, bad matchup – I had few options, and I don't feel the list is all that great.

    Also, with Hordes, you can't go beast light or you'll run short on fuel. You basically have to go beast heavy, and the Cryx list is really a good counter to that.

    The next level will see no Spell Martyr and 9 small based models in Striders + UA + solo. It should be much better.

    The list I used isn't a 15 pt list, it's really just part of a 25pt list, and you can tell.

      

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