Game #7. Borka1 vs Kromac1

Hi, it’s another report. This time from May 2018. I played with Kamil and we both had some tests lists:

[Theme] Band of Heroes
(Borka 1) Borka Kegslayer [+28]
– Dire Troll Mauler [15]
– Pyre Troll [8]
– Troll Bouncer [9]
Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]
Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]
Stone Scribe Chronicler [4]
Trollkin Skinner [4]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6]
– Stone Scribe Elder [3]
Long Riders (min) [12]
Sons of Bragg [11]
Trollkin Champions (max) [16]
Trollkin Fennblades (max) [15]
– Fennblade Officer and Drummer [0(5)]

[Theme] Call of the Wild
(Kromac 1) Kromac the Ravenous [+26]
– Feral Warpwolf [18]
– Ghetorix [21]
– Gorax Rager [7]
– Pureblood Warpwolf [17]
– Warpwolf Stalker [19]
– Wild Argus [7]
– Druid Wilder [0(4)]
Blackclad Wayfarer [0(4)]
Blackclad Wayfarer [0(4)]
Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress [4]
Shifting Stones [3]
Shifting Stones [3]
Swamp Gobbers Bellows Crew [2]

That game was so full of mistakes and laugh 🙂 I can mess something, but I hope nothing relevant 🙂 Kamil starts, I choose less disturbing side. On the first photo I catch Semir’s foot 😉

Kamil runs / position his models. Kromac cast Warpath, Inviolable Resolve on Ghetorix. Wayfayers moves far, Wolves surrounded by Shifting Stones. Circle threats are huge: Druids and Lanyssa (Hunters Marks), Warpath (+3″), so I have no options to stay back safe.

My turn. I put Arcane Ward on Champions, 3 fury to the Stone and move Borka closer to the house in the middle. Keggy gave him 2 fury and Stumbling Drunk. 2 Champions runs to welcome incoming charges (I hope def 16 in melee will keep them safe), 3 others wait in the back to counter attack. Fenns park widely in the left zone. Long Riders runs close to the board edge. Stone, beasts and Sons hugs Borka.

In the photo Champs aren’t base to base, but we corrected that obvious mistake 😉

Kamils turn. Kromac did not cast Bestial (gosh, I hate that spell!), and stays in the back. Pureblood sprays over Champions. Stalker with Wild Agression charges Champions hitting all of his attacks, but rolls poorly for dmg. In the end only one Champ died (Sanguine Bond rocks!). Wolf stays at the far edge of the right zone. Feral stays in the back of the left zone. Ghetorix, Lanyssa and Gobbers stays on the other side of the house. Left Blacklad charges at Fenn, kills him and thanks to Battle Wizard sprays some more, but misses. This druid park in good place to mess with my models.

My 2nd turn. Fennblades tries to kill that bloody Blacklad from Vengence, but they failed. Skinner ambush from the left, charges Feral and hits for over a dozen (p+s 9, but 5 dices on dmg). Not bad! Long Riders runs another miles; one of them charges Feral, but not very effective. I want to charge Ghetorix with 3 or 4 Fenns, but that Druid stays in my way – he must die! Before that I run Pyre to engage Ghetorix (need that for Charge of the Trolls). Fell Caller puts +2 mat on Fenns and sprays Driud – miss. Sons of Bragg activates, one of them sprays Druid and… misses 🙂 I activate Borka, throw a bomb to kill that Druid, boost to hit and… miss! Not good. I FEAT and cast Mosh Pit putting one Champ to his feet, feeling safe near that house. 2 Champions charges Stalker on the right, knocking him down but not killing. Fennblades: because of this Druid I can charge Gheto with just one Fenn… other 2 attack bloody Blacklad and 2 more charge Feral Warpwolf. Feral is close to dead. Druid dies! I hit Ghetorix and roll for dmg:

(black dice is column – still 1 🙂 )

I was tempted to kill wounded Stalker and didn’t resist. Mauler put Rage on Bouncer. Bouncer charges and kill the Wolf.

Ok, this is the key moment. As you can see in the picture above, I left a landing zone in front of my caster. I should let go with Stalker and screen Borka with Bouncer… Instead I brainfarted. Primaled Gheto with Wild Agression was teleported by the Stones and kills Borka with one more attack to spend.
Circle wins by CK:

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It was so quick, we decides to rewind a little. We shove some models so Mauler can stay in front of the caster. Kamil activates Gorax and kills Skinner. Feral and Ghetorix trashes Fennblades. Pureblood on the right kills one Champ. Stones teleports to block Long Riders charge lines. Argus hits Pyre Troll and caught fire.

In my turn I kill Stalker with Champions. Two Long Riders runs to engage Kromac, one waits for his turn. On the left Sons and Fenn attacks Ghetorix, leaving him on about 10 boxes. Feral is on 10 boxes as well. Chronicler and Stone guys block access to Borka. Bouncer and Pyre kills Argus. Borka puts Arcane Ward on Sons (def 15).

Kamil murders 2 Sons and 1 Fenn with Ghetorix. Gorax eats Pyre and Bouncer. Kromac FEATs and in beast form he kills 2 Long Riders. Shifting Stones park in the right zone. Circle scores 1 in the middle zone.

I miss one photo, but if I remember correctly, Mauler runs to the left. Fell Caller runs to contest zones. I throw something at Ghetorix, but did nothing. Last Rider engaged Kromac. Champs killed Druid Wilder, Lanyssa and damaged Gorax.

Circle: Ghetorix kills last Son and 1 Fenn (only drummer left). Feral killed last 3 Champs. Kamil scores a point somewhere.

Finally Mauler got rid of Ghetorix! Stone guys and Fell Caller runs to the zones.

Feral kills some Stone guys. Gobbers charges Chronicler and almost hits him. Something kills Fell Caller in the right zone. Points are 3:1 to Circle.

I run Keggy to contest zone, kill Feral with Borka, Stone guys runs closer to Kromac.

We did some math and it turns out that on 7th turn will be 4:4 and I will win counting army points. So Kamil attempt a CK 🙂 Borka has arm 21 (Stone aura + Unyielding). After all the hits Borka lives on one box and 2 transfers. I retaliate next round and with Critical Pitch, kill Kromac throwing his dead body 6″ away 🙂

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