12 November 2013

The Static Age Beatdown!!

Howdy Folks,
It's Hollow Echo here.So I decided to do a battle report of a local tournament that I attended. Where I'm from we have 3 PGs,so this gives me a chance to play in some events and also run events. So it's a Standard 50 pt 2013 steamroller or so I thought...surprise it's a 2014 beta test with divide and conquer . I decided to to play the oldest caster pMadrak and the newest caster and recent bandwagon The Hunters Grim.
So with that in mind here are my list 

List 1 

Hunters Grim -  +4
- Hunters Grim (Muggs & Krump)
- Trollkin Runebearer
- Dire Troll Bomber - PC: 10
- Troll Impaler - PC: 5
- Troll Impaler - PC: 5
- Pyre Troll - PC: 5

Scattergunners - Leader & 5 Grunts: 5
- Scattergunner Officer & Standard - Officer & Standard 2
Trollkin Fennblades - Leader & 9 grunts: 8
- Fennblade Officer and Drummer - Officer & Drummer 2
Pyg Burrows-Leader & 5 Grunts: 5
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes - Leader & 3 Grunts: 3
- Stone Scribe Eldar :1

This list is  not fully optimized for his feat, as I am in the camp that thinks you shouldn't go all range.... That's what Gunny's for 

List 2 

Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain -  +6
- Pyre Troll - PC: 5
- Troll Axer - PC: 6
- Troll Axer - PC: 6
- Troll Impaler - PC: 5

Horthol, Long Rider Hero - PC: 5
Fell Caller Hero - PC: 3
Long Riders - Leader & 4 Grunts: 11
Trollkin Fennblades - Leader & 9 grunts: 8
- Fennblade Officer and Drummer - Officer & Drummer 2
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes - Leader & 3 Grunts: 3
- Stone Scribe Eldar: 1

This is my big old beat stick force it ain't pretty but it's damaging with twin axers they can clear out some infantry...unless you git my dice luck.  I would hit all day but roll an average of 5 for damage all day long. But my tuffaloes made a stunning 23 tough roles in one game !!

Round 1 madrick vs e morvana ( loss by control points ) 
Here is my opponents  list
Warpwolf Stalker
Shifting Stones
Blackclad Wayfarer
Max Bloodtrackers + Nuala
Max Skinwalkers + Alpha
Max Ravagers + Chieftan

This is the first time I played this Morvanna and I had a dickens of a time trying to get a foot hold on any of the objectives. He locked down everything round 2 and I held the zones until "the Feat" in which he cut himself for 15 damage and did enough damage to heal up fully plus 3 over . 
Round 2 
The Hunters Grim vs p Denny ( loss cp) I lost my opponents  list 
This a shot to the groin. And not a light knuckle grazer. This was "A real wind up junk stunner ". I decided to protect Grim and hang back a little deep. At the end of turn 2, my opponent had  forced me to tough 5 out of six of my Fennblades blocking up my charge lanes ,killed all of my burrowers, left only 2 scatter gunners fleeing, and had removed one Impaler  and left the other with only a single box in his body, and the bomber was gone while under Denny's feat while scoring 3 out of 5 CPs.   I shook his hand. His list is amazing vs trolls /living ...all I can say is Coe's Cutthroats, plus Nyss and pDenny is nasty...

Round 3 madrick vs seige (No Quarter 50 )
Journeyman + Hunter
Journeyman + Minuteman
Black 13th
Gun Mages + UA
Capt. Strangewayes
6 Field Mechaniks

This match up went to time as we went back and forth trying to capture objectives and zones. Buy the end of the match Siege was on fire with 2 boxes left and Madrick was down to 3 boxes with his scroll burnt . This match was decided buy the third tie breaker by 1 point in my favor.... ( this was the best match of the tournament )

Over all I believe that my list where not optimal for use against my opponents. I have found that most players in my meta prefer a spam and jam list and no one can stand 23 shots in a round under pDennys feat and hope to have a rally.
 On a side note, one of the door prizes for entering the tournament  was a battle engine. If you didnt make top 3 you had a chance to win it . So now I own a War Wagon. Over all it's  a good day when you pay 20 bucks and get three solid games and go home with a new toy.
Have Fun!

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