Game #18. Madrak2 vs Makeda3

Hi! Last week I had a chance to face Makeda3 led by Damian, our local Skorne player. Since I didnt knew this caster at all, Damian pointed that she is a caster killing monster, and I was about to experience that! Makeda’s spell list and abilities are just amazing. Damian took this list:

Skorne Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Imperial Warhost

[Makeda 3] Makeda & the Exalted Court [+25]
– Agonizer [6]
– Archidon [10]
– Basilisk Krea [0(7)
– Cyclops Brute [8]
– Desert Hydra [35]
– Molik Karn [19]
– Titan Gladiator [15]
– Aptimus Marketh [0(5)]
-Tyrant Zaadesh [0(4)]
(I dont remember his battlegroup, but it was something I listed in Makeda group)
-Paingiver Beast Handlers (max) [7]

To support Makeda’s assasination potential Damian took scary Molik Karn and new shiny Desert Hydra, which have 5 strong independent attacks with greatly improved stats thanks to Maked spell Incite (+2 to attach and dmg rolls for all warbeast in 10″ cmd range).

I took the same list as last time.

Trollbloods Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Band of Heroes

[Madrak 2] Madrak Ironhide, World Ender [+28]
– Dire Troll Mauler [15]
– Earthborn Dire Troll [14]
– Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)]
Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]
Fell Caller Hero [0(5)]
Horthol, Long Rider Hero [8]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (max) [9]
– Stone Scribe Elder [3]
Trollkin Fennblades (max) [15] (proxied by Northkin Raiders)
– Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer [5]
Trollkin Long Riders (min) [12]
Trollkin Long Riders (min) [12]
Trollkin Warders (min) [10]

Unfortunately, I lost the starting roll and Damian choose to go first. This reduced even more my not-that-high chance to win 😀 Skorne deployed in brick formation, keeping Hydra to the right (from my point of view). I deployed quite simmetrically, with Long Riders on both flanks, Fenns to the left, Horthol to the right.


Skorne, round 1. Everything just run as far as possible. And that is far (Rush animus). Molik and Archidon threaten my left side, Hydra prepared to enter the right zone.

Trolls turn 1. Damian told me that now I have to carefully place models, because Makeda and Molik can surf through a lot of infrantry and quite easily kill my caster. He even pointed that I shouldn’t leave Madrak without at least 2 fury for transfers. Sounds crazy! I moved some models forward: Fenns for jam/block, Long Riders near cirlcular zones. I also parked Earthborn near wall for additional armour and he is safe from Hydra sprays (immunity to corrosion).

Skorne turn 2. Beast got grevious wounds from Deathbringer spell. Makeda also cleared Fenns in front of Molik and places herself for next round assasination. Hydra came forward and killed 1 Rider and attack Earthborn leaving him on few boxes (spirit left). Molik came and killed some Fenns and attack Mauler leaving him on 1 box (!) (in spirit). Archidon killed 2 Fenns and sprinted back. Agonizer came B2B with Hydra to gave her +2 def and armour.

Trolls turn 2. Now I have Hydra and Molik in my house, and more uninvited guests closely 🙂 I wanted to try if I can clear Hydra. First I should remove Agonizer. I used Earthborn and 1 last Long Rider, but Agonizer left on 1 box… (like my Mauler) 🙂 I just hit Hydra with Fell Caller spray and Horthol doing almost nothing. Mauler with Madrak killed Molik. Blod Furied Fenns with help from Bisons cleared Titan. I left 2 fury points for transfer, but – my beast are full… /facepalm. Warders and some stone guys run to protect Madrak. Points: 0:0.

Skorne turn 3. Hydra used her sprays and cleared a lot of infrantry leaving almost none Grim Salvation targets. Maked activates and due to poor rolls Madrak left with one (again – one!) hit box after Madrak toughed. Fun thing – she needed anything but snake eyes to kill Madrak. Makeda boosted and… rolled 3 ones!

Damian left with one chance to finish the job – Archidon critical throw. The beast came to Fenn and crit with it’s first attack, throwing Fenn into Madrak and killing him.

Dead Madrak

I will practice Madrak more, but now with Kriel Warriors 🙂 and another battlegroup. See you soon and thanks for reading!

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