Second game on Sunday was against Paul playing Karchev. I was using the same list (4 points down) and he was using something like:
Karchev the Terrible (*5pts)
* Demolisher (9pts)
* Torch (10pts)
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker (2pts)
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) (10pts)
* Koldun Kapitan Valachev (2pts)
Doom Reavers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (6pts)
* Greylord Escort (2pts)
Iron Fang Uhlans (Leader and 4 Grunts) (11pts)
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios (3pts)
Scenario was Process of Elimination. He won the roll and decided to go first. Deployment looked like:
His first turn he ran everything up. My first turn I shot a few Doomreavers with my Leviathan and then charged with my Raiders, killing a few. I also feated, not wanting to lose Deathjack to the Uhlans, but wanting to move him up before I got completely forced out of the scenario. After turn 1 it looked like this:
His second turn he charged the Uhlans forward but failed the command check caused by his own Doomreaver. His Doomreavers failed to kill anything, and his Nyss hunters killed a Raider or two. Karchev moved into the zone.
My second turn I cleared out all the Uhlans with Deathjack and the Banes and killed all the Doomreavers. I also shot and killed the right Objective with the Nightwretch and Leviathan.
And then I measure for kill box, and my heart sinks. I’ve kill boxed myself by about a quarter of an inch. He charges the Left objective with Torch, pushes the Nightwretch out of the zone with the Demolisher, and finishes off the two Raiders that were sitting in the right zone. 1 point for killing the objective, 2 points for dominating the zone. Game over.
Ugh, I’m not going to be able to forget about this one for a while. I was in a great position after turn 2 and cost myself the game. Afterwards I joked that I need a marker or something to remind myself when a scenario is Killbox and I think I’m going to go ahead and make something, lol. I lost a game at the tournament because of Killbox, but chances are I was going to lose that game anyways. This was a winnable game that I threw away.
But anyways, the best way to make sure not to do dumb stuff like Killbox yourself is to lose a game because of it, so hopefully next time around I’ll measure my control radius before taking Skarre’s move.
Anyways, both games were fun despite me feeling like I played like a noob. On Wednesday I’ll be back to my original 50 point list. I’m still looking for 2 scenario wins for one of my “achievements” I set for myself before the journeyman started, but at this point I’d take a win just about any way possible.