Got two games in with eSkarre this Sunday. We’re allowed to change up to 10 points each week, so what I did was change 10 points at the very end of week 3 and 10 points at the beginning of week 4 to come up with the list I used at the tournament. For week 5 I changed 10 points back, replacing the Bane Knights with the Raiders + UA. Here’s the list I used:
Skarre, Queen of the Broken Coast (*6pts)
* Nightwretch (4pts)
* Deathjack (12pts)
* Leviathan (9pts)
Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Bane Thrall Officer & Standard (3pts)
Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls (2pts)
Satyxis Raiders (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Satyxis Raider Sea Witch (2pts)
Bane Lord Tartarus (4pts)
Yep, I totally played 4 points down. Technically I should have kept Gorman and the Skarlock Thrall in the list, but since I’m not used to using them I forgot to put them in. Oh well, better than playing with more than 50 points I guess.
First game was against Gary who was playing Mohsar. I’ve probably played Gary 5 or 6 times and I’ve never beaten him. I don’t think I’ve ever even come close, haha. His list was something like…
Mohsar the Desertwalker (*5pts)
* Gorax (4pts)
* Ghetorix (11pts)
* Megalith (11pts)
* Pureblood Warpwolf (9pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
* Stone keeper (1pts)
Tharn Bloodtrackers (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Nuala the Huntress (2pts)
Tharn Bloodweavers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Druid Wilder (2pts)
Scenario was Incoming. He won the roll and decided to go first. Deployment was as follows:
He was able to block charge lanes with Pillars of Salt, and because the Blood trackers have stealth I wasn’t able to put Black Spot or Perdition on them. I had a thought to try to Perdition + Charge Deathjack into Ghetorix, but 1. I couldn’t Perdition anything and 2. I don’t think I would have had range anyways. So instead of doing anything intelligent with Deathjack I basically moved it out there and offered him up for slaughter. Not my best play of the day.
He charged Deathjack and killed him with Ghetorix, killed a few Banes with the Pureblood, and killed a few Raiders with Bloodtrackers. He placed two Pillars in front of Ghetorix to stop me from charging him.
I used Tartarus to thresher and get rid of both Pillars, and then charged Ghetorix with 3 Banes, leaving him with 10 boxes. My raiders got some charges off and my Leviathan ineffectually shot at the Pureblood. Skarre feated targeting Skarre, the Leviathan, the Pureblood, Ghetorix, and Tartarus. After both our turns here was the field:
Turn three Crevasse went to town. He was able to take out Tartarus because I positioned him just barely in the front arc of one of the Banes that had charged Ghetorix, and Megalith killed 4 or 5 Raiders with another Crevasse. Other than that he ran the Gorax.
Bottom of three I charged the Gorax with Skarre, killing it so that two Banes could charge Ghetorix. Unfortunately, the Captain whiffed both his attacks on Ghetorix and the Bane already engaged with Ghetorix also missed his attacks. Not having Tartarus for the curse was rough. At this point I could see the writing on the wall. After my turn it looked like this:
Turn 4 he moved Mohsar up and cast Megalith’s animus, lowering Skarre’s defense to 14. He then warped Ghostly on the Pureblood and charged Skarre, killing her easily. If you’ll look at the picture above I didn’t even try to place the Stitch Thralls anywhere near Skarre to block tramples or charges. Oof. One of these days I’ll learn all of Circle’s movement tricks!
This game was rough. My poor decision at the beginning to move Deathjack within charge range of Ghetorix was just… awful. It was a terrible move, and I almost immediately regretted it. My initial thought was that I could trade Deathjack for Ghetorix but now I think 1. Deathjack is more important to my army than Ghetorix is to his and 2. I completely forgot that Mohsar would make charging Ghetorix difficult with Pillars.
I also set the Leviathan up on the wrong side. There was basically nothing for him to shoot with the Bloodtrackers all having stealth.
So not my best effort against Gary, but I learned a little more about Circle and their shenanigans. Unfortunately this was one of those games where I threw away a critical piece so early that I’m not sure I learned anything other than don’t be that stupid again 🙂