I had the pleasure of playing Spence and Evan on Thursday December 29th in a game of warmachine, while I was writing the blog in my head they were filming for a video battle report. As soon as they post it on YouTube, I will link it to this post. I would like to apologize for the lack of content as of late but with Christmas coming and going there was not much time left to write a blog, and I wasn’t getting any games in during that week either.
Now let’s get down to business, the three of us did a 2 vs 1 No Man’s land show down, I had 50 points of Trollbloods, while Spence fielded 25 points of Cygnar and Evan had 25 points of Khador. 2 Casters with only one feat. It was not going to be an easy day in the forest for the Trollbloods with Cygnar & Khador teaming up in a rare alliance in order to rid the Trollbloods of a forest that both sides want.
My Trollbloods were led by Grim Angus, during this day of glory or sorrow he would bring the following beasts with him, 1 Impaler, 1 Axer, 1 Swamp Troll, 1 Dire Mauler & 1 Earth Born, knowing that every battle needs infantry to support the hard hitters, he rounded up a unit of Scouts, along with Trollkin Champions and Skaldi Bonehammer, to add a dash of surprise during the fight he enlisted 10 Pyg Burrowers. The Beasts needed some comfort food so 2 groups of whelps were herded into the battle. Every general needs an advisor so Grim asked Janissa Stonetide to join him.
Spencer & Evan fielded eHaley from the Cygnar casters & Harkevich to lead the Khador troops. Haley enlisted a single Defender, a Hunter and a Grenadier, Haley’s Defender has survived a few battles and shares a bond with Haley. Harkevich brought his trusty jack Black Ivon to shatter the woods with his gun and claw. Both Warcasters brought some infantry Cygnar spared a small squad of 6 Trenchers, and the elite fighters of the Black 13. Harkevich was able to secure and bring 3 Man-O-War Bombadiers and 3 Man-O-War Shocktroopers. Harkevich had the only solo ‘s in the list using a Manhunter to harass the trolls and Rienholt was able to make a few coins by joining Harkevich and the Man-O-War Drakhun was along for the ride to add a little punch.
Spencer & Evan
Evan chose to go first during the allocation of his focus he gave 1 focus advanced the Shocktroopers 4″ under the shield wall order (+4Arm) he ran the Bombadiers 8″, Black Ivon ran up beside a set of woods, followed by Harkevich who casted Fortune on the Bombadiers and escort. Reinholt ran to keep up with Harkevich, and the Man Hunter set pace out of the woods and Ran towards my scouts Drakhun moved up along side both units of Man-O-Wars. The Trenchers moved 6 and dug in, the Grenadier moved into base-to-base contact with the Trenchers, while the hunter ran to support the Manhunter of Khador. The Defender ran to keep pace with the rest of the army while Haley cast Deceleration to buff a good chuck of the battle field’s defence and their armour.
My Turn 1
I started my Turn off by walking the Pyg Burrowers 5 inches. My champions with Skaldi ran to support the Burrowers, The Mauler ran along side the Earthborn, while the axer moved 5″. I moved the impaler up and cast his animus on himself, he was out of range from Drakhun. The scouts made their way to the edge of the forest, without venturing out. I moved my Swamp Troll into the woods to get the concealment, bonus. 5 welps started in play and moved up behind the beasts, Grim Angus moved into position to shoot at Drakhun next turn.
Khador & Cygnar Turn 2
This was the turn of first contract, Evan was upkeeping fortune and Escort. He then started by moving his Bombadiers up and fired a hail of granades onto the poor Pyg Burrowers killing 3 and no tough rolls made. Drakhun moved up and fired a shot from his shield cannon at the Pyg Burrowers and failed to hit or kill anything. The Shocktroopers advanced under the shieldwall order and the Man hunter moved up his regular movement. Harkevich activated moved up and cast Broadside and ended his activation, Reinholt moved up and supported Harkevich. Black Ivon took some shots at the Earthborn and hit with the first shot as it was boosted doing some minor damage, the second shot missed and scattered away from my forces. The Manhunter stayed where he was. The trenchers then moved into a firing position and started to shoot at the Scouts, killing one but I passed my tough roll, the grenadier moved into base-to-base with the trenchers to get his two extra shots off, his first shot was at the scouts in and hit killing two but only one was removed, it dawned on me that the scouts in the woods had stealth. The second and third shots were at the Swamp Troll and both shots missed. Haley activated and moved up to cast Temporal acceleration on the Defender. The defender blasted away the Trollkin Scouts leaving one left on his own. The hunter hid in the woods thus ending their turn two.
My Turn 2
I started by moving Grim Angus up and using his feat Spread the Net, I caught all of the Khador forces and a few Cygnar troops. He then fired off one shot at Drakhun, hitting but I failed to do any damnage, afterwards I casted Rush on both the Mauler and the Earthborn. leaving me with 2 furry for transfers. The lone scout used assault order needing an 11 to hit and sure enough he planted a throwing axe dead in the chest of a trencher killing him but failing to hit on his attack. The Mauler charged into Drakhun, casting his animus of Rage I hit with both my initial attacks killing the mounted version and triggering smash and grab, I chose to do a two-handed throw at Black Ivon, he hit with attack and won the battle of strength with ease. I followed that success up with a hit on black Ivon and Harkevich was close enough to catch as well knocking all three down. but I failed to kill Drakhun on foot. The burrowers called in a tunneling order and started digging. The Earthborn made short work of the Man Hunter Janissa moved up behind everyone and casted rock wall behind the Earthborn. I moved the Implaer up and casted Snipe on the Swamp Troll. The Swamp troll then moved in behind the wall to gain concealment, using his extra long tongue he latched on to a shock trooper doing minor damage and dragged him into malee range where he used 3 focus to kill him. The Axer just moved up to support Grim Angus. I left a lot of my models with in a close range of the Khador models knowing that none of them could charge on his next turn because of Spread the net giving them a -3 spd.
I will write back soon with Turn 3 till the end of the game. Thanks for reading and remember keeping rolling those dice.