MacBain vs Skarre3 – A lot of bodies


I finally found an opportunity to test my freshly new MacBain list!
I played vs Piotr and his beautiful Skarre3.

His list :

Cryx Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Infernal Machines

[Skarre 3] Skarre, Admiral of the Black Fleet [+27]
Leviathan [16]
Leviathan [16]
Hellslinger Phantom [7]
Pistol Wraith [0(5)]
Pistol Wraith [0(5)]
Scrap Thrall (3) [2]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
Brute Thrall (3) [6]
Skarlock Commander [0(3)]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
Brute Thrall (3) [6]
Skarlock Commander [3]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
Brute Thrall (3) [6]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
Brute Thrall (3) [6]
Mechanithralls (min) [6]
Brute Thrall (2) [4]

My new, beautiful and freshly painted list :

Mercenary Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Irregulars

[MacBain 1] Drake MacBain [+30]
Galleon [39]
Toro [13]
Toro [13]
Anastasia di Bray [3]
Bosun Grogspar [0(4)]
Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios [0(7)]
Gobber Tinker [2]
Lord Rockbottom [0(4)]
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor [0(5)]
Kayazy Eliminators [5]
Kayazy Eliminators [5]
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt [8]
Sea Dog Pirates (max) [13]
Mr. Walls, the Quartermaster [4]

Scenario – Recon II

We both chose “healing” objective.
After winning the starting roll, I decided to go 1st.

Deployment :

Mercenaries :

MacBain cast Fortune on Galleon and Fail-Safe on right Toro.
He also cast Countermeasure on left Eliminators.
Whole my army just ran forward and stayed outside of Cryx charge ranges.

Cryx :

Skarre cast Dash and Deceleration.
Leviathans and Pistol Wraiths shot few pirates.
Rest of the army (literally) just ran at my face.

After 1st round :

Mercenaries :

MacBain must use his FEAT – now or never.
He chose left Eliminators, Eiryss, Bosun, Orin and few Pirates.
He also shot two Mechanithralls.
Left Eliminators killed few Mechanithralls and stayed contesting the zone and flag.
With Countermeasure on themselves, one of the Leviathans will be unable to shoot.
Eiryss Disrupted another Leviathan.
Gobber Tinker ran to the right flag.
Lord Rockbottom used one of his coins to “Payday” Sea Dogs.
With Galleon’s little help, they annihilate whole right flank.

Cryx :

More Mechanithralls came from Ambush.
My opponent did not have Grievous Wounds, so models under my FEAT were unkillable.
Hellsinger set my Bosun of fire and left him on 2hp.
Left Mechanithralls destroyed Toro in the zone and.. that’s all.
No one was able to contest the right flag.

1-0 for me

After 2nd round :

Mercenaries :

Lord Rockbottom and Orin took care of Ambushers – only 1 model survived.
Aiyana gave Magical Weapons to Galleon, who shot two Incorporeal models in the zone.
On the left flank, Eliminators killed few Mechanithralls and stayed contesting the zone/flag.

3-0 for me

Cryx :

Skarre and Leviathan took care of left Eliminators.
Mechanithralls started moving to the right flank.
They also destroyed my objective.
Disrupted Leviathan came to contest my zone.
One surviving Ambusher ran to contest my flag.


After 3rd round :

Mercenaries :

Toro ran to contest left zone and flag.
Aiyana “Kissed” the objective.
Galleon shot the objective + drag and destroyed Leviathan in my zone.
Orin killed one model contesting the right flag.

6-3 for me

Cryx :

We were so low on the clock.
Piotr managed to destroy Toro in his zone.
All possible Mechanithralls ran to contest my flag/zone.

6-5 for me

After 4th round :

Mercenaries :

My opponent ended his turn with 4 seconds on the clock.
I want to put as many models to his zone/flag as possible.
I asked Piotr :
“Do you want to make free strikes to my models? Few of them will run from your melee range”.
Having only 4 seconds on the clock, he obviously answered “no”.
So, Aiyana, Holt and Gobber Tinker ran to the left zone.
Two Pirates and Eliminator ran to contest the flag.
Galleon killed a few models around my flag.
Lord Rockbottom scored a point.

7-5 for me

Cryx :

Piotr needs to score 2 scenario points now, to make the score 7-7.
To do this, he needs to kill six models.
Having 4 seconds on the clock, it was impossible.
So, we ended the game like this :

End of the game :

Afterthoughts :

Really nice and close game.
It lasted until the last seconds!

Lord Rockbottom and Orin proved their worth killing tons of models.
Fortune on Galleon is amazing.
Also, Toro with Fail-Safe was super annoying and hard to remove for my opponent.

Maybe MacBain isn’t that bad as I thought before the game?
I need to test him in a few games to say more about him.

Thanks for reading!

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