Game #21. Gunnbjorn1 vs Fyanna2

Hi guys!

A week ago I played with fresh new list – Gunnbjorn in PoD, which I choose as a pair to Madrak2 for incoming local tournament. Maciej was my opponent, and he had Fyanna2.
As a bonus – we both came with fully painted armies πŸ™‚

The lists:

[Theme] Children of the Dragon
[Fyanna 2] Fyanna, Torment of Everblight [+28]
– Azrael [21]
– Nephilim Bolt Thrower [11]
– Zuriel [18]
Annyssa Ryvaal [8]
Blighted Nyss Shepherd [1]
Blighted Nyss Shepherd [1]
Blighted Nyss Shepherd [1]
Craelix, Fang of Everblight [0(6)]
Blighted Nyss Archers (min) [8]
– Blighted Nyss Archer Officer & Ammo Porter [0(5)]
Blighted Nyss Raptors (max) [18]
Blighted Nyss Swordsmen (min) [9]
Ice Witches [7]

[Theme] The Power of Dhunia
[Gunnbjorn 1] Captain Gunnbjorn [+28]
– Dozer & Smigg [18]
– Earthborn Dire Troll [14]
– Mountain King [36]
– Troll Axer [10]
– Troll Basher [7]
– Trollkin Runebearer [0(5)]
Janissa Stonetide [0(4)]
Lanyssa Ryssyl, Nyss Sorceress [4]
Troll Whelps [0(4)]
Dhunian Knot [6]
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes (min) [6]
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew [2]

Maciej won the starting roll and choose to go first. Everything moved forward. Fyanna cast Admonition on Zuriel and Iron Flesh on Archers.

I started th game with Snipe on Gunnbjorn and Explosivo on Mountain King (just because I could πŸ™‚ – it was free from theme bonus). Dhunia Knot put Puppet Master on Dozer and Gunnbjorn. Mountain King moved just a little outside Raptors melee threat range. Earthborn run to be next to the rough terrain (for speed bonus). Runebearer decreased spell cost and moved. Gunnbjorn cast Guided Fire for 2 and shoot at Azrael. I hit with Critical Devastation and managed to clear some models including Craelix, one Witch, Swordsmen and Archer (Devastation bypass immunity to blast). Gunnbjorn cast Earth Blessing and FEATed. Dozer hit and kill some more models. Basher run to the right zone. Unfortunately I badly mispaced Lanyssa and Gobbers and they are not protected by the feat. Stone fuelled himself and moved.

Legion turn 2. Maciej shot Lanyssa and one gobber of the table and just positioned models for next turn assasination attempt πŸ™‚ He upkept Admonition on Zuriel and moved Iron Flesh on Raptors. He also FEATed (+3 def and Dodge for Legion models). I forgot to take a picture here, sorry.

Trolls turn 2. Somehow I thought I could clear right zone and score a point there. I put Puppet Master on Basher, Dozer and Gunnbjorn. After activating all of them there was still 3 models in the zone. It turns that hitting so high def is impossible even with rerolls and boosted dices. Gunnbjorn cast wall in front of Earthborn and Janissa (it’s hard to see it on the photo, becuase I made it ice-style and it blends). MK tried to spray over a few models and killed one Raptor if I remember correctly. Then Axer charged in a sweet spot clumped with models. And again – I miss some attacks, but what worse, I triggered Admonition, and Zuriel moved to have perfect position for next turn CK… I desperately moved whats left, around caster. No scenario points.

Legion turn 3. Azrael, Raptors and Anyssa cleared models around Gunnbjorn (including whole Stone unit). Bolt Thrower shot at my caster but he missed I believe. Fyanna cast Fury on Zuriel and it charged Gunnbjorn. After missing his charge attack Zuriel coudn’t finish the job. 2 transfers later and Gunny stood on a few boxes. Still no points, but I took a blurred photo πŸ™‚ Please forgive me – surviving that CK made my hands shaking πŸ˜‰

Trolls turn 3. Ok, thats looks bad. I had 2 options: kill Fyanna or elminate threats like Zuriel and Raptors, so I could live a turn longer. I somehow choose a little from both of this solutions which finally ended not as I wanted. Janissa moved back and pushed Raptor and Zuriel toward back edge. Earthborn killed 2 Raptors and Shepperd, but I could clear space near Fyanna for MK (Anyssa and Bolt Thrower blocked it well). That was a moment I realized I can’t kill enemy warlock. MK went for Zuriel and Raptor, killing them. Gunny cast Rage on Dozer and forgot to moved back and cast wall… Dozer charged Azrael doing some damage. Basher derped. Still no points, but point were not what we cared about πŸ™‚

Legion turn 4. Fyanna is speed 7 and has weapon with 4″ reach. And she has native pathfinder, so no forest can slow her down. Guess what? She just got Puppet Master came to Gunnbjorn. 2 transfers later he was dead.

Ok, that was my first game with Gunny and I really need to remember about placing that freaking wall properly πŸ™‚ I also played to spread out, bearing in mind I can be assasinated from that many angles. Basher shoud be better placed. Lesson learned πŸ™‚

Thanks again for reading. Cheers!

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