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15 Pt Slow Grow, Feora vs Karchev

February 4, 2011 3 comments

Our local press ganger is running a slow grow league for current league (forgot the name). It’s a wonderful idea as it gives people the opportunity to paint up some models and then use them on the field. I had the chance this week to participate in one game and it was against Bill and his Karchev crew.

My list                                               Bill’s List

Feora2                                                 Karchev
-Crusader                                           -Behemoth
-Redeemer                                        Reinholdt
TFG min w/ UA                               MoW Shocktrooper min unit
Choir min
Vassal Mechanic

Starting out the game, Bill was surprised to see how many models I could cram into a 15 point list. There are a lot of models but the list is a bit spread thin. Only one hard hitter, one model to take care of stealth and solos, a unit to take control of objectives and finally my support. Feora can usually get the job done herself sometimes but cracking the high arm of Karchev could be a problem.

I didn’t realize all models had to be painted… Whoopsie, my bad Darren. Any how, here’s the setup and the scenario is Killbox. One we’re all familiar with. I go first and put Ignite on the Crusader and then cast Escort. Everyone runs up except for the TFG, they simply walk forward and shield wall. I had some benefit from the league that gave them +2 speed for one turn.

End of round 1, Karchev tows up the Behemoth and it shoots its bombards and manages to take out one TFG. Even in shield wall. Boo shield wall… 😛

End of Round 2 and its not looking good for me. Since I walked up with my TFG and didn’t run. They didn’t get the jump on the Shocktroopers. Instead, Iron Zeal formation and they ran forward. The Crusader followed behind them, hoping to get a charge on the Behemoth. My Redeemer hits Karchev and does really good damage thanks to Battle from the Choir. The AOE takes out Reinholdt.

His turn, Shocktroopers charge and take out the TFG Captain. Karchev tows up the Behemoth, Karchev kills a TFG blocking the charge to the Crusader. Then the Behemoth makes a smoking wreck of the Crusader.

End of Round 3 and it’s game over. Feora’s desperate attempt to take out Karchev Fails. I managed to Fire Step into charge position, feat,cast Ignite on Feora, and then charge Karchev. In the process, I ate a free strike from the Behemoth and it did 5 damage on her. I only gained 3 extra focus from the feat but it wasn’t enough to take out the man in the machine. His turn, he casts a spell that gives him boosted attack rolls and Karchev annihilates Feora.

It was a good fun game, the only model I destroyed was Reinholdt. That’s not saying much but it was fun to get in a game. Next months list should be a lot of fun to play.

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Pick a List

May 1, 2010 3 comments

This Tuesday is a rare opportunity for me to play a game at the LGS. I’m going to be playing against Ron (xcom on the boards) and its a 50 pt match. He’s prepping for a 50 pt Steamroller tourney this Saturday in Virginia and wanted a prep run.

Its been a while since my last match, and I thought it would be a good idea to play a caster I rarely or if ever use. Four of them come to mind, Grand Scrutator Severius, The Testament of Menoth, Grand Exemplar Kreoss, and Feora – Protector of the Flame.

Out of all of the casters listed above, I’ve played Severius the most, which isn’t saying a whole lot considering its roughly 4-5 games. Feora2 I’ve played once against my friend Barrett and both the Testament of Menoth and Grand Exemplar Kreoss, I’ve never used.

I’m posting four 50 pt lists in hopes of people voting on which one I should take. Keep in mind my model count is average and I don’t have Knights Exemplar, Zealots, or any Protectorate AD unit. Shame on me I know, no Zealots or KE, what kind of Menite am I.

Feora, Protector of the Flame
*Repenter
*Crusader
*Guardian
*Vanquisher
Hierophant
Choir – max
Deliverer Sunburst Crew
TFG – max with UA
Cleansers – max
Reclaimer
Vassal
Vassal Mechanik

Grand Exemplar Kreoss
*Repenter
*Guardian
*Reckoner
Hierophant
Choir – min
Deliverer Sunburst Crew
Bastions – max
TFG – max with UA
Rhoven & Honour Guard
Vilmon
Paladin
Gorman
Rhupert
Vassal
Kell Bailoch


Testament of Menoth

*Guardian
*Reckoner
Hierophant
Choir – max
Bastions – max
Cinerators – max
TFG – max w/ UA
Rhoven & Honour Guard
Vilmon
Paladin
Rhuphert
Vassal

Grand Scrutator Severius
*Revenger
*Reckoner
*Vanquisher
Hierophant
Choir – max
Deliverer Sunburst Crew
Deliverers – min
Cinerators – max
Rhoven & Honour Guard
Reclaimer
Rhupert
Vilmon
Vassal

There you have it, all four lists filled with pure win 🙂 The one catch is the Cinerators, I’m not sure if they’ll arrive by Tuesday. If they don’t, I’ll swap them out in the Testament list and just proxy them with Bastions in the Severius list.

Comments welcome.

Epic Feora or Feora2…

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Or whatever you like to call her. This is the first epic caster I painted and it was really fun. The one problem I had with the model was the smoke stacks. After spray painting the first layer of primer, she fell from my hands and hit the ground. Ouch! I didn’t realize it at the time but one of the smoke stacks came off. I went scurrying about looking for the thing but to no avail. Enough with the talk, here she is.



I hope to have the Testament of Menoth by weeks end as he’s about 90% completed.

Categories: Feora2, painting

Darius vs Feora2 – 15 Points and Escalating

February 24, 2010 1 comment

This past Tuesday night, Barrett and I sat down for our first game in our Escalation campaign. Both of us are using new casters and during the course of the game, it was abundantly clear. But that’s the whole point of it, to familiarize ourselves with the caster and enjoy the battle at hand.

Here’s the two lists.

Feora2
*Guardian
*Vanquisher
Choir – min
Vassal – min

Darius
*Hammersmith
*Ironclad
Sword Knights
Reinholdt

This was the first time that I’ve ever had more range than his army and the first time he’s had more troops than mine. It was a nice change of pace. The table was terrain heavy to try and compensate for the low model count.

Here’s a quick recap ot the match.

Starting Positions.

Round 1 – Everyone runs except for the choir who should’ve anyway. I think I put passage on my jacks thinking Barrett was going to shoot them up like he normally does.

Round 2 – Vanquisher takes some shots at the Hammersmith and comes up short, it was so close we used the new spray template to see if the shot was in range. It literally came up 1 mm short. The deviation drifts off into the distance. All his jacks are out of charge range and Darius takes a shot at the Vassal and comes up short.

Round 3 – The Guardian charges the Ironclad while Ignited and Battle Hymned. I manage to scrap it thanks to the Vassal’s ancillary attack. Vanquisher charges and does minimal damage. Hammersmith is loaded up with focus and wrecks the Vanquisher in 3 hits, taking out the Vassal with the chain attack slam. Unfortunately for Barrett, he wasn’t able to use the extra focus as he was out of melee range after the slam attack.

Round 4 – Feora pops her feat and manages to take a fire token off the Guardian and Hammersmith and put it on Darius and Reinholdt. The Guardian wrecks the Hammersmith. Darius casts a spell that causes the Guardian to be stationary.

Round 5 – I use a focus to shake off stationary. The Guardian charges Darius and is barely in reach range. The attack hits and does considerable damage. By another attack and I get the critical pitch, throwing Darius towards a house. He survives with 3 boxes left. He gets up and shakes off knockdown. Charges the Guardian and almost wrecks him. It was getting pretty late and we wanted to end the game.

Round 6 – Feora charges Darius and ends the game

Post match thoughts.

It was evident that both of us hadn’t played our casters before. We missed out on some opportunities early on to go for the caster kill. I really think Barrett could’ve got to Feora with the Hammersmith with some better positioning. If that was the case, the game could have ended a lot earlier.

I really like Feora2, she has a good variety of spells and likes to get her battlegroup into the thick of things. Halfway through round 2, I realized that she had a warjack bond. This is the first time I’ve ever played a game with one so that should tell you something.

Its back to the drawing board for both of us. We’re going to be expanding to 25 points next game and the nice part about it is, we can change up our list anyway we want, save for the caster.

Categories: Darius, Feora2, IABN, MK II Campaign

Decision Time

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Barrett and I are starting up a MK II Escalation Campaign to coincide with the launch of Prime MK II. We initially did one last year when the MK II field test rules were released to the public. It was nice to see how our favorite casters, jacks, solos, and units changed and this time it shouldn’t be any different, save the stats and rules are permanent.

The rules are pretty simple, choose a caster and play with him or her at 15, 25, 35, and 50 point levels. You’re not allowed to upgrade your caster if there’s an epic version nor are you allowed to downgrade if you’re using an epic. I know this differs from typical Escalation campaigns but we decided to keep the same caster throughout. They’re no proxies allowed and we’re thinking about using the killbox scenario from Templecon.

My big dilemma this time is choosing a caster I want to play. At the moment it’s a toss up between two epics I’ve haven’t ever played, Kreoss2 and Feora2 (I think this is how the big boards are naming the epics nowadays). Both forces offer a nice thematic choice in troop selection and should look nice on the table, barring they’re actually painted. This is something I’m also going for, a force that plays well on the table and has a theme to it.

Kreoss2 brings a more troop heavy build with big hitters, specifically Exemplar models, something I don’t have a lot of. To help this out, I’m all set to order some Bastions and Cinerators. The only other Exemplars I have are Guis and Cassius, the two guards for Rhoven. My other big hitters are the Avatar, which is yet to be assembled and Vilmon, who would benefit greatly from Kreoss feat. The main issue with this army is getting the pieces together and assembling them.

Feora2 brings a little more speed and a lot more fire to the table, something I sort of have (fire wise). I have a full unit of TFG w/ UA and my Cleansers only need one blister to bring to a full unit. Throw in a Vanquisher with a Vassal and an obligatory Repenter and I should have the fire part covered. The one key ingredient I’m missing for a nice thematic list is Daughters of Flame. I doubt I’ll get the Daughters anytime unless someone wants to unload them for dirt cheap.

The campaign is set to start in a week or two and I’ll have to make a decision before then. The nice part about it is, either caster I choose should bring a different play style and both of them look fun to use. If any of you have some suggestions, I’m all for it.