29 July 2009

Calandra suffers from a Nightmare

Calandra woke up in a cold sweat, not a good sign the morning before a battle. She shook it off and went through her morning routine, consulting her cards after freshening up. She had many different ways of predicting the future, in her mind they all aided her in the same way. She would know what was coming so she could manipulate the odds in her favor.

We rolled random at the start of our game to determine game size and we rolled 750 which ended up pitting Calandra vs Mortenebra.

My List
Calandra Truthsayer, Oracle of the Glimmerwood
Dire Troll Mauler
Fell Caller
Trollkin Hero
Trollkin Hero
Wrong Eye
> Snapjaw
Kriel Warriors [9] (3 added)
> Kriel Warrior Standard & Piper [2]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes [6] (2 added)
> Stone Scribe Elder [1]
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew [2]
Trollkin Champions [5]
Trollkin Scattergunners [6] (0 added)

His List looked something like this
Master Necrotech Mortenebra
> Deryliss
> Cankerworm
> Defiler
> Defiler
> Deathjack
> Nightmare
Scrap Thrall
Necrotech
Necrotech
Necrotech
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
Bane Thralls [6] (0 added)
Withershadow Combine [3]

Our map had two small raised areas in front of our deployment zones on my left side of the board, a small pond in the middle and a forest up right side middle. He rolled highest and opted to go first.

After seeing the Cryxian army advance, Calandra got goose bumps while looking at the big Cryxian jacks. One of them moved unerringly towards her, the other big jack went for her Champions. Sensing the imminent danger she used her abilities to make her army tougher than normal. "That should do the trick," she mumbled, "If those jacks get too dangerous we will survive and destroy them."


Deployment
Cryx -
He spread out with his caster on my left with the Cankerworm and Deathjack, putting his Combine, Biles and Nightmare up the middle.
Trolls - I spread my Kriels out to the right with my Champs and Heros left leaving Wrongeye, the Mauler, KSB and Calandra in the middle.

Turn 1
Cryx - He advances his whole army forward with the Deathjack on my left and the Nightmare in the middle.
Trolls - My Kriels run forward and cover the middle of the board. The Champs run toward the Deathjack, one Hero back on each side of their flank. The rest of my army moves up the middle, Caladra behind Wrongeye and Snapjaw she feats casts star crossed and puts the rest of the fury on the stone that puts up the no continuous effects aura, the Nightmare moves up.

Turn 2
Cryx -
The Deathjack moves into the Champions killing the first one in one hit, he rolls a one on his tough check and dies, the Nightmare moves up. The Deathjack hits a second Champ who also dies horribly rolling a one on his tough check. The Cankerworm moves up on the Hero hitting it for three damage, he counterstrikes hitting it for twelve damage. The Nightmare moves up and barely gets Calandra in range, he hits her for eighteen damage in one hit, she rolls tough, he hits her again for three damage, she rolls a one on tough and dies horribly.

Laying in a pool of her own blood Calandra wondered why she hadn't forseen her own death. She had always been able to see glimses of the future of everyone around her but never her own. As she coughed up blood she watched the Nightmarish jack move on to another of her Kith and Kriel, she closed her eyes and began to fade from the world of the living... Calandra woke up in a cold sweat, not a good sign the morning before a battle...

Synopsis - such is the nature of tough that I fail three out four tough checks when anything but a one or two will save me.

1 comment:

  1. I don't care for any minion warlocks with Calandra. She just has much better synergy without them.

    Wrong eye and snapjaw are sweet looking models though.

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