Beth vs Hexeris

Another Sunday, and more Hordes. My main meta consists of the following:

Skorne
Skorne/Retribution
Menoth
Menoth/Mercs
Khador
Circle
Circle
Cryx
Cryx/Convergence
Retribution

Thing is, there are only a few people I play with regularly, so I end up mostly playing Skorne, Khador and Circle. Tonight was Skorne.

I made a change to Beth’s list, taking out a Firefly and adding Ragman and Sylys Wyshnalyrr the Seeker.

War Room Army

Cygnar – Beth’s Mad Wall

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75 / 79 Army

Major Beth Maddox – WJ: +30
– Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker – PC: 4
– Stormwall – PC: 39 (Battlegroup Points Used: 30)
– Lightning Pod

Storm Strider – PC: 18

Stormsmith Stormcaller – 3 Stormsmiths: 5
Captain Arlan Strangewayes – PC: 4
Journeyman Warcaster – PC: 4
– Firefly – PC: 8
Ragman – PC: 4

Stormblade Infantry – Leader & 5 Grunts: 10
– Stormblade Infantry Officer & Standard – Officer & Standard: 5
– Stormblade Infantry Storm Gunner – PC: 2
– Stormblade Infantry Storm Gunner – PC: 2

Holden attached to the Stormblade Infantry again.

I’m pretty sure this was the Skorne list.

War Room Army

Skorne – sam week 3

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74 / 75 Army

Lord Arbiter Hexeris – WB: +27
– Razor Worm – PC: 7 (Battlegroup Points Used: 7)
– Titan Cannoneer – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 17)
– Cyclops Brute – PC: 8 (Battlegroup Points Used: 3)

Tyrant Zaadesh – PC: 4
– Bronzeback Titan – PC: 18
– Titan Gladiator – PC: 14
– Cyclops Savage – PC: 8
Extoller Soulward – PC: 3

Venator Reivers – Leader & 9 Grunts: 15
Paingiver Beast Handlers – Leader & 5 Grunts: 7

We rolled up Outlast and I went second. Skorne deployed in a line. I should have thrown all my weight to the left, where only the unit prevented me from scoring. With the Wall and Stryder, the unit would have fell pretty quickly. Instead, I spread out my forces to match his.

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Note the Skorne guy way out front is subbing for that Worm thing. His first turn was spent running up.

My first turn, I threw Dauntless, Onslaught, Snipe on the Stryder. Walked up with the Stryder, took a shot at the worm and missed due to cover and elevation. Second shot nailed a member of the unit. The e leap was pretty unimpressive. I took a shot with Stormwall on the gladiator.

Turn two involved a black spot cast on my Blades through the Worm, followed by some CRAs from the Reivers. Many good blades were lost that day.

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Without my blades, and with my forces divided, I didn’t think I could win scenario. But I did figure I could take out some of his guys, including his junior warlock. Then I saw that Hexeris had a single Fury and sat in the threat range of both the Wall and Stryder, providing the Wall had snipe.

I charged the unit with Stryder, killing a guy, bouncing an e leap to the worm, then taking two shots with the Stryder. It hit both times, and he shunted the first shot away. Beth placed snipe on the wall, scooted up, and Arlan Strangewayes gave the wall a focus, bringing him to 3. The wall advanced, took 2 boosted shots, landing both and ending the game.

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Afterward, we wanted to explore how it would have played out with an ignored assassination opportunity. We reset a little bit, and I slammed his two sword wielding beast. He retaliated on his next turn, taking down the Wall with two heavies. With the wall gone, he eliminated Firefly and the unit. My forces depleted, he would have easily taken scenario. I think a better game would have emerged if we had both deployed to take a different zone on the onset. Oh well. Play and learn.

On learning, we didnt play on the clock, but I did time our turns. We averaged 15 munites per turn, wich puts us at 4 turns. Had we played without the assassination victory to Cygnar, we would have reached the beginning of turn four before time ran out. So, not bad.