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A blog about Warmachine and Hordes, from the Mile High Meta

Warmachine Battle Report: Funtastic Games Sr2016 75point Steamroller

This weekend there was a local Steamroller at Funtastic Games. We ended up with 19 people showing up for what ended up being a really fun event. After winning the last two events with Scaverous I decided to bring a pretty standard Denny 1 Ghost Fleet for most of my matchups, and a Pskarre list for some menoth, and circle. 

Round 1, the BYE... I won and checked off Pskarre as my caster played.

Round2, I get Rob O who's playing Trolls:

Rob O Troll lists
Deployment

Deployment

Okay to be honest I don't know trolls very well. There isn't a player on my game night who plays them, and honestly they seemed pretty linear so I never really studied them. I know the e-Doomie list has a nuts potential threat with the Glacier King, I know vaguely what Borka 2 does. Highwaymen confuse me but he seems to like them so I'll assume there is something tricky there. I think Ghost fleet is fine into either. I also think not giving them a large target to eat is better for me, so lets keep the kraken off the table.  Both list seem really light on number of attacks and magic attacks so lets saturate the board with recursion targets, and incorporeal targets he can't dmg. He picks E-Doomie and I win the roll and choose to go first. I just want to start jamming models his way, and make doomie uncomfortable. The Scenario is sr2016 Recon so I'm not too concerned with him going first. I deployed for a strong flank and to have the blackbanes run through the water. Denny doesn't have many places to hide so she may huge the objective. He deploys the Glacier King dead center, Strong side counter with Rok, Axer and highwaymen. And the Mauler on the weakside. Interesting. I remind him I can shoot through the building and we get started!

Round1: I run everything up as far as I can. Going to be really aggressive with my incorporeal models as he's lacking magic attacks. Also really aggressive with the bone jacks since his shooting is short range. Denny heads weak side to try to get doomie in 21. 

Rob goes in the tank for a while. He ends up running a bunch towards me, the Glacier King tramples and nothing really dies.

end of Top 1

end of Top 1

end of Bottom 1

end of Bottom 1

Round2 Okay going to start dancing. I can't get doomie, fine I'll kill mulg. This should let me run the table with my incorporeal models. Denny moves up and FEATS, catches the mauler, Lanyssa, Glacier King, and Mulg. I arc Crippling grasp onto the King and Parasite onto Mulg. This provides me my two sources of armor debuffing for Cryx Commandment #1 , without this Mulg lives. I'm only on 1 camp however, I think I'm safe though. Pistol wraith, bunch of pirate shots and a charging machine wraith kill mulg. The Blackbane misses his swing on Lanyssa. I stationary the Mauler and tickle him with a blackbane as well. I move nightmare up to threaten the King next turn. 

Rob goes into the tank again. Decides he can kill Nightmare. He ends up getting there by feating, bulldozer and hexblasting his own glacier king to drop the CG. Wasn't expecting that but it's fine. Doomie is empty. Highwaymen come up and kill some pirates, the bone jack and the corporeal pistol wraith live, and corporeal Machine Wraith all live!

end of Top2

end of Top2

end of Bottom2

end of Bottom2

Round3 Okay I think this dance is going to come to an end. I should have doomie. I forget Lanyssa has a magic melee weapon so I don't apparition well. I keep a Blackbane in melee with her for NO REASON. Doomie is empty so going to try to scourge/parasite an win here with some ghost shots. If that doesn't work we have some incorporeal charges. Right side PW aims and stationaries the axer. Machine Wraith flys back and kills a krielstone, which allows right side deathripper to run to 6 ish of doomie. I hit with the scourge, and then parasite. Left pistol wraith comes up stationaries him and does dmg. From here I only have 3 rifle shots, but thats all I need. I think I had two charges too Blackbane and the Machine wraith. Could have been more but I goofed on the apparition.

So I learned a bit about trolls. As expected Doomie is too squishy IMO to drop into Denny GF. Rob had some misplays we talked after but even those aside I think I'm heavily favored in this matchup. Rob's always super fun to to play. I'm 2-0 and we'll see how the rest of the day goes.

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