So just of the starting line, my first report will be game against another member of Moment of clarity – Piotrek. We`ve been playing on local Warsaw tournament – in the 2nd game we’ve bumped on eachother.
Quick sneak peak into list picking, as my 1st list i`ve took Issyria1 in Legions of Dawn and 2nd Garryth2 in Defenders of Ios. For Piotrek it was Kallus2 (not sure which theme force) and Fyanna2 in Primal Terrors.
After going throughout each other lists i`ve chosen Issyria1 and Piotrek picked Fyanna2. Our lists were following:
Piotrek won the starting roll and chosen to go first so i`ve picked the side with better covers (wall, trench and decent possibility to hide behind obstruction) also less rough terrain which is the thing while playing Issyria.
On the Piotrek side: Hellmouths are protecting the zones, one with decent cover (forest), 2nd one in the open. Left flank with Chosens, all the beasts in the middle/right flank, Ogruns on the right, Warlock with Ammok in the middle. Objective – Re-roll.
On my side of the table, Issyria in the middle with 2 Tridents on the sides with support of Hydra. Sentinels with chimera and Artificer assist, picked the right for them flank just to clean/hold the zone and apply presure to the middle zone later in the game. On the left flank i`ve chosen to send Destors, just because they’re faster then Chosens and there is no rough terrain on charge path there. Their comapny was Aritificer and chimera. Objective – Pathfinder.
Peter0 just run everything up the board staying outside of my ranges despite of single Chosen behind tower who was in Hydra shot range. Fyanna casted Fury on Ogruns, Iron Flesh on Chosens and Admoniton on Angelius.
On my 1st i`ve run everything forward outside of Piotrek’s threat ranges, single Sentinel in the top zone just run for Vengance bait, Chimera hide herself behind the building. 1 Focus on Hydra, Inviolable Resolve on Sentinels, Admonition on Hydra. Hydra moves forwad take shot on Chosen, hit him and delt 3 or 4 wounds. Issyria tried to hit him one more time with Ancillary attack out of Hydra but missed it.
Top of 2nd round
So starting of the left flank, Piotrek tried to block my charge lanes to Hellmouth and Chosens by moving tentacles forward. All beast moved forward to the middle of the table, Neraphs and Angelius forward, Golab a bit behind them. Chosen went to take the 1st charges with some Ogruns as well, just to protect the beasts from going down. Fyanna moved forward a bit into the corrosion pool and used her feat – so everything despite 5 tentacles are inside it. Also he didn’t picked the vengance bait (quite splendid 🙂 ). Angelius tried to shot my Trident or Hydra but missed.
Bottom of 2nd round
I`ve started by placing Issyria in best possible position (just outside the kill box) far behind the wall giving feat to most important models. I`ve allocated focus to all of the jacks just to make sure that chimeras will kill part of interfering tentacles and Hydra will beat some of his models. Feat is ON.
On the left flank, Chimera just walked to tentacle and killed it easily. Artificer moved up for future fight. 2 out of 5 Destors charged into the Hellmouth and Chosens, 2nd tentacle on the charge lane was killed by impact attack. Destor hit Hellmouth for 5 damage and shoot into Chosen dealing him some minor damage. Impact attack from 2nd Destor was a bit failure because i had forgot about dodge from feat and he moved away from Destor so i`ve retargeted charge into tentacle. After attack Reposition forward to jam them a bit.
On the right flank, Sentinels charged all the models blocking charges for Tridents, so they’ve ripped some Ogruns and Tentacles, they`ve poped the minifeat and hoped to survive to the next round.
In the middle, left trident (B) charged the Chosen in front of red Neraph from which Piotr triggered Admonition and move back with Angelius to run from charge lane of Hydra. Roll for shots was preety poor, but still he was able to clear of Chosens and hit red Neraph and took decent chunk of his health. Hydra charged into the red Neraph and took nice hit into him, but missed the 2nd attack which allowed Peter0 to move him to block charge lane for 2nd Trident. Moving to 2nd Trident, it charged on a single chosen standing near red Neraph, missed him with charge attack, following with avarage roll on shooting, it took a chunk of blue Neraph’s health killed Chosen and Gorag. I felt like i haven`t killed enough models to surive in this game.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Top of 3rd round
At the very start of Piotrek’s turn, he dropped Iron Flesh but hold Fury on Ogruns, who have charged at the (A) Trident’s back and took around half of it’s health. Angelius flied to Trident (B) and beat him a bit so the red Neraph did. Fury was moved to Golab who flied between to Tridents and finished them off and sprint back, from that move i`ve triggered Admonition on Hydra and move forward to put some presure on Fyanna. After that move Ammok charged the Hydra, which hit over the shield, damage roll was preety insane but not lethal or game changing.
On the left flank, Chosens killed 2 Destors and repositioned to safer positions.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Bottom of 3rd round
Starting of the vengance, Sentinels moved forward and killed Ogruns and blue Neraph.
Issyria moved to the side, casted Admoniton on herself and waited to support her army from the far far away, sadly i had forgot to cast Crusader’s call. Artificer charged into the Red Neraph to slam it into the Angelius but sadly i`ve rolled 2 on distance and Angelius was just out of range. Hydra took some attacks on beasts. Sentinels splited the charges preety hard and charged into the Angelius, Neraph, Spell martyr, Ammok and Hellmouth leaving only the last one alive on few boxes.
On the left flank, Chimera moved and killed tentacle on the charge lane to Hellmouth. With the clear charge path only one Destor charged because lack of Crusader’s call. He killed hellmouth and moved to the Chosen to block his movement, his friends just moved forward.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Top of 4th round
Fyanna upkeeps the Fury on Golab, who flies into the sentinels and rips them apart. Gobber chef also tried his chance to kill some sentinels and killed one of them. Chosen behind the tower charges into the Artificer in the middle and kills him, leaving 2 sentinels alive, 2nd Chosen from the top zone kills Destor and repos behind tower.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Bottom of 4th round
Vengance on 2 Sentinels near Chosen took him off the table, sadly Sentinel near Hellmouth was outside of command so no kill there yet. At the start of turn Issyria moved forward to support army and in the future score points in the middle zone. Sentinels charged Golab and killed him, 3rd one chosen a hellmouth as target and killed it as well. Chimera was trying to kill Gobber but missed him twice.
On left flank 2 Destors charged Chosen and didn’t killed him, rapid healing is so good 🙂 but they`ve shoot at the objective and delt around 6 damage to it. Chimera and Aritificer move forward closing the left zone.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Top of 5th round
Chosen in the left zone failed to kill Destors. Fyanna charged the Chimera, critcal slams kicks in and she slams it away and kills remaining Sentinels with additional attacks. Gobber move to the back of last Sentinel and kills him.
Phasi 0:0 Peter0
Bottom of 5th round
So on this round Piotrek was out of models and my win was only endangered by deathclock and caster kill. Right Chimera just stands up for a focus and moves to the zone to score as far as i`m planing to run with Issyria. Destors with Chimera help killed last Chosen and Objective by shooting it out of the table – 1st point. I realized that Sentinels are still alive technically because Soulless escort is still there, so she charged Gobber, beats 9 to hit and kills Gobber – 2nd point there. Issyria uses her move and Velocity to hide behind tower – 3rd point in this zone and i score 4th point in the middle with mighty Chimera.
Phasi 4:0 Peter0
Top of 6th round
Piotrek tried to kill objective and clear the middle zone to get at least 2 points but he failed to with poor rolls on dices. We finished the game.
Phasi 7:0 Peter0
I went into this game with feeling that i`m in better position, as far as my feat fixes the issue with hitting Peter0’s models on his feat and gives me more damage so for him this match up was harder.
Keeping Issyria far from enemies was preety important there because of all the flying beasts and gallows on Fyanna which could open nice CK attempt. Of course i still had some focus on me so probably it will be stopped by Arcane Vortex.
I belive that commiting Chimera, Destors and Artificer to the left flank was a mistake because both Chimera and Artificer did nothing special there. Maybe only Artificer will make more sense just to support them and help with some minor clearing.
At the very begining of the 2nd turn i was almost sure that i won’t score this turn, his models defense was preety high (somewhere between 15-17) due to feat, so it was – go with all your power on feat or lose the game.
After the game, Piotrek realized that he had forgot about Sprint on Neraphs, so probably killing them could be a bit harder.