Game #77 Durst vs Una2

I played :

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Faithful Masses

(Durst 1) Anson Durst, Rock of the Faith [+28]
– Dervish [7]
– Dervish [7]
– Indictor [15]
– Sanctifier [14]
– Templar [15]
– Templar [15]
– Hierophant [0(3)]
Anastasia di Bray [3]
Vassal of Menoth [3]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Holy Zealots (max) [12]
– Monolith Bearer [3]


Theme: Call of the Wild
4 / 4 Free Cards 75 / 75 Army

Una the Skyhunter – WB: +29
– Druid Wilder – PC: 0
– Pureblood Warpwolf – PC: 17 (Battlegroup Points Used: 17)
– Gorax Rager – PC: 7 (Battlegroup Points Used: 7)
– Gorax Rager – PC: 7 (Battlegroup Points Used: 5)
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Scarsfell Griffon – PC: 8
– Pureblood Warpwolf – PC: 17

Blackclad Wayfarer – PC: 0
Blackclad Wayfarer – PC: 0

Shifting Stones – Leader & 2 Grunts: 0


Circle was lead by Paweł Blados.
Warmachine Europe Champion 2017 and the best Polish player.

Circle goes first.

Deployment :

Una cast Hand of Fate on one Griffon and Mirage on another one.
Whole army ran as far as possible.

Durst cast Bulwark + FEAT.
Few Jacks stayed behind the wall.
Some Zealots were in front of the Jacks.
If the Griffons will want to charge, Paweł must kill a few Zealots.
This will give me a Hand of Vengeance bonus for the next round.

End of 1st round :

Una shot few disturbing Zealots + FEAT.
She also recast Mirage on another bird.
Gorax cast Primal on Griffon with Hand of Fate.
One bird ran to engage Sanctifier and gave flank to another bird.
Griffon with Hand of Fate charged at Sanctifier, but to our surprise, he did not even turn off any system.
Def 14, arm 23 helped me the same as Paweł’s terrible rolls.
Another Griffon charged at Sanctifier, but he also failed to destroy my Jack.
Two more birds charged at Dervish, but def 17 and arm 20 was too much for my opponent.
Of course, all the Griffons finished their activations with animus on themselves (dodge).

Anastasia came from Ambush.
She charged and killed left Blacklad.
Templar and Indictor ran to contest the flag and the left zone.
Dervish killed one bird and came to the right zone after Side Steps.
Hierophant came to the flag.
Durst ran to the safe position.
Sanctifier took care of another bird – mat 8 helped me a lot.
He also did few dmg to another Griffon.
Zealots said Fervor + mini feat.
They started to shot at Sanctifier (without movement system).
After hit, blasts pow 8 killed one bird and did a lot of dmg to another one.
Sanctifier did not get any damage from Zealots, due to resistance to fire attacks.

It was a very good round for me.
I got rid of three, almost four Griffons without losing any Jack.

1-0 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Pureblood destroyed left Templar.
Griffon charged at Sanctifier and finally took care of him.
Another Pureblood destroyed Dervish in the right zone.
Druid Wilder came to the flag.
Una stayed in the right zone to score a point.

1-2 on the scenario.

Durst charged and killed two birds.
Right Templar took care of Pureblood.
Zealots blasted Druid Wilder to death.
Dervish and Choir member came to contest the right zone.
Indictor planned to kill two birds. (mat 9)
Unfortunately, he managed only to kill one of them.
Another one dodged away 🙁
Anastasia came to the left zone to contest it.

Still 1-2 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

Una shot Choir member in the right zone.
She also cast Primal and Hand of Fate on Gorax, who took care of Dervish in the zone.
Pureblood started to hit Indictor, but without much success.
My Jack lost only his weaker arm.
Another Gorax and Griffon destroyed right Templar.
Blackclad ran to the flag.

1-4 on the scenario.

Indictor killed last Griffon.
Left Choir came to the left zone.
Anastasia ran to contest the flag.
Right Choir ran to contest the right zone.
Durst cast Boundless Charge on himself.
He charge at Pureblood and killed him.

2-4 on the scenario.

End of 4th round :

In the next turn, I will start to score points in my turns and in my opponent’s turns.
Paweł also knew about it, so he decided to try CK.
It was a good decision and this attempt was the only way to win this game.

Una started.
She cast Primal and Hand of Fate on Gorax.
She also started shooting at Durst with hope to knock down him. (Thunderbolts crit causes knockdown)
Unfortunately, her plan failed – no crits.
Gorax came to Durst and finished his activation in Eruption of Ash – created from a dead Pureblood.
So, he took few dmg.
After Gorax’s first attack, Durst made his Retaliatory Strike and destroy spirit aspect.
And… game over.
Durst survived.

I won the game by submission.

End of the game :

A few words after game :

  • In the second round, I managed to get rid of three Griffon.
    It made the game a lot easier for me.
  • It seems to me, that Durst is a good response to bird spam.
    The high def (17) and arm (25) of my Jacks can be a problem for Una.
    Not to mention the Hand of Vengeance bonus, for example Indictor mat 9 !
  • Paweł, unfortunately you did not have the best rolls 🙁
    It was an important factor contributing to winning this game.
    Anyway, it was great as always, thanks for the game!

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