On Sunday I’ll be running the May Massacre tournament. It’s a 25pt tournament with two ‘casters and their battlegroups in the list with very limited support options. Phil and I had a test game that pitched my Khadorans against his Circle Orboros. For my force I went with Karchev and Strakhov combination, hoping to pull off some long charges by coupling Tow and Strakhov’s feat. I’ve seen the threat range of Kromac before, so I could see why Phil had included him in his list. Kaya2 (despite me having built a proxy force for her) is an unknown quantity to me.
I won the starting roll and opted to go first. I cast Tow and dragged the ‘jacks forward with a trample. Strakhov was mor cautious, putting Superiority on his Juggernaut and charging up into a wood with his ‘jacks running into position. Phil buffed the armour of his beasts and cast Shadow Pack with pKaya. He cautiously moved up. I reckoned he had just placed Kaya in harms way so in my second turn I tried to slingshot Beast-09 in for the assassination. Below is the result of my efforts…
Beast-09 was probably 20″ from Kaya at the start of the turn. He was towed into position along with the Marauder, which then charged the Gnarlhorn, but came up just short. Strakhov charged Beast-09 to give him the extra distance as I wanted to catch Kaya in his feat. Before he swung at Beast-09 he cast Superiority on him in the hope the improved DEF might cause me to miss! It didn’t and I did six points of damage to my own ‘jack! Strakhov feated just catching Kaya in it. Now it was Beast’s turn to do his thing. He charged into Kaya, who had one Fury, and used his Murderous imprint. He punched her with his fist causing 16 points of damage. She had to transfer that as it would have killed her outright. Beast swung with his axe, but missed. With his final focus he swung again, this time causing a critical hit (stationary, woot!) to the effective DEF 18 warlock. This attack caused 15 damage, leaving her alive with one point of damage left.
On Phil’s turn he proceeded to tear Beast-09 apart with a heavily buffed Warpwolf. He then sent the other Warpwolf barreling into Strakhov, one-shotting the Khadoran ‘caster! Thankfully Phil had forgotten to beast out with Kromac and needed to use his feat before he moved to do so. Kromac smashed into Karchev, but somehow left the man in the machine fully functional. Kaya ‘teleported’ next to Laris to try to dish out more damage to Karchev, but barely dented him.
On my turn Karchev cast Unearthly Rage and punched Kaya, killing her. He then swung Sunder a couple of times at Kromac and that was game over. Here’s how the battle field looked in the end.
This is a brutal format. I’m looking forward to the Shenanigans the guys get up to on Sunday!
Until next time,