Summer Showdown: July

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Cyriss v Skorne: Axis v Makeda1

I finally got in my game for the summer showdown for rollis-paints summer giveaway!

My friend Rick has been the dominant player in our area for the last year or so until last July when an event called “Civil War” kinda ruined his mojo. Civil War is a event run by a chain of hobby-game stores where the store on the north side and the one on the south side compete in several events, Warmachine-Hordes, 40k, MtG, MERCs, X-Wing, and so forth to be able to have your store take home a chintzy trophy and lord it over our friends. Any last year Rick lost the game allowing the south to fine 5 to 4… Well, he lost 3 games… and he found himself in a funk. To break out of this funk he decided earlier this year that he wanted to see what else he could do with Skorne — surely the solution to everything isn’t “liberally apply bronzeback.” And he came up with the idea of “ranged Skorne” and more than anything, found that once he started winning with one hand tied behind his back, putting the bronzeback back in make most games pretty easy.

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The worst thing about owning a bunch of reptiles

Is never being able to decide what to get next.

Upcoming Hordes Releases!

Revealed today, posted here for your viewing pleasure.

Legion of Everblight:

Obviously a plastic kit, very cool. Looks terrible to magnetize though.

Circle Orboros:

Word in the street is that he can only take Wolds and has Synergy. Yeeeeeep.

Skorne:

A repackage of the full unit. Seems like a good idea.

Minions:

Unf. Look at how amazing that model is. Also, glad to see Tatzylwurms being used for more than 1 model. Maybe a minion non-character beast will follow?

Baldur the Stonesoul “Hour of Reckoning” t4 vs Absylonia “Winds of Change” t4 - Incursion

The Lists:

Baldur the Stonesoul (*5pts)
* Woldwatcher (4pts)
* Woldwatcher (4pts)
* Woldwatcher (4pts)
* Megalith (11pts)
* Woldwarden (9pts)
Druids of Orboros (Leader and 5 Grunts) (7pts)
* Druid of Orboros Overseer (2pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
* Stone keeper (1pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
Celestal Fulcrum (9pts)

Absylonia, Terror of Everblight (*5pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Naga Nightlurker (5pts)
* Raek (4pts)
* Shredder (2pts)
* Shredder (2pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
The Forsaken (2pts)
The Forsaken (2pts)

Deployment: 

Legion goes first. Most of the models are deployed centrally, with a few beasts off to one flank to provide scenario pressure. 

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Circle deploys dead center, flanked off to one side by the Celestial Fulcrum. 

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Turn 1 - Legion

Aby puts out her upkeeps, then charges forward to get more distance. The variety of beasts run or rile, moving forward and taking up as much room as possible. A Shepard, Angelius, and Raek flank off to one side to get closer to the objective behind the house. 

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Turn 1 - Circle

Celestial Fulcrum moves up and attempts to fire a bolt of lightening at the Harrier, but falls just short. The Druids move forward, popping smoke clouds, Anti-magic aura, and Elemental Protection. The smaller Wolds walk up, using their Stoneform ability on themselves. Megalith and the Woldwalker move up and Geomancy Roots of the Earth onto their small cousins. Baldur himself walks up, RotEs as well, and drops a Rockwall in front of one of the Woldwatchers. He also gains a Wurm Token, suffering  damage at the end of his activation. 

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Scenario point is rolled for. The point closest to the Trench terrain disappears. 

Turn 2 - Legion

The point that remains is easily best-case scenario for the Dragon’s followers. Being securely behind the cottage, and with no Circle models easily within distance, it is ripe for Domination. 

Both Scytheans run to form a Dragon-wall, between the cottage and wall terrain. The Raek, Angelius, and a Shepard move to secure the closest point. The Harrier and Shredders stand in front of the Scytheans, to block them from charges. Both Scytheans get Tenacity. Absylonia charges her own Angelius but misses the attack, then drops 3 Blight Fields to protect her cherished dragonspawn. 

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Turn 2 - Circle

Well, the scenario has turned against the druids. One Woldwarden runs up and is just able to contest the point behind the cottage from the other side (shown above). Seeking to sow disruption among the ranks, the Druids begin launching off Forcebolts at the Scytheans, A few lucky rolls later, both Scytheans are pushed back, base to base with Absylonia, and one is critically knocked down. The Druid Overseer calls forth the power of the Wurm and unleashes The Devouring on the knocked down Scythean, catching Absylonia in the AOE. With a VERY lucky roll, she manages to take 11 damage from the spell. Sensing a possible easy way out, the Woldwardens take aim with their Elemental Strikes, bringing both the Shredder and Harrier to just a few remaining health. Megalith is shifted forward from one unit of stones, and force casts a Crevasse with his Geomancy ability. He hits the Shredder and kills it, removing it from play. The resulting spray connects with Absylonia but fails to do any damage. The Woldwarden follows his big brother’s move and also force Geomancy’s a Crevasse onto the Harrier, killing it and spraying Absylonia. This time, she isn’t as lucky, and the resulting damage roll kills her. 

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Circle Victory by Assassination!

Rollis’ Summer Showdown Battle Report Challenge! (GIVEAWAY)

Hello friends and followers. I have decided to do yet another give away, but this time with a twist. Please read ALL of the rules and such to avoid confusion. 

I am running an event involving all of you. This event will be called the Summer Showdown. It will run for July AND August, and 2 winners will be picked per month. Here are the specifics:

  • Everyone is eligible. This means international, previous contest winners, etc. 
  • 1 entry per person, per month
  • Game must be at least 35 points
  • You will need to submit your entry as a post on your own blog as a battle report (title or tag it appropriately*). Include pictures, lists, a bit of info on what happens each turn, etc. If you are unsure how to write a battle report, look at my recent posts for some ideas. 
  • When playing your game, you should proxy 1 model you do not own. This can be a warcaster, warlock, warbeast, warjack, solo, UA, whatever. THIS WILL BE THE MODEL YOU GET IF YOU WIN. PLEASE SPECIFY which model this is in your report.
  • Your opponent may ALSO proxy a model, and will ride your coattails to victory if you win. 
  • You should be following my blog. C’mon, that’s simple
  • Make it a legitimate game. Don’t get your mom/sibling/significant other to sit in just to make a submission. Don’t be that guy.
  • If you and your opponent are both followers of my blog, you can both submit a battle report to the challenge, but it cannot be the same game. Play 2 games, and each of you submit one. 
  • Don’t be lame and try to bend the rules. If I find out not only are you disqualified, but you’ll be ineligible from all future give aways. Plus I’ll tell everyone you smell and make fun of your haircut.

2 winners will be selected at the end of July, and the end of August. One winner will be randomly selected using a rng. The other will be picked by me, based on the quality of your battle report. Humor, info, ease of reading, pictures, etc…be creative, people!

Winning or losing the game will NOT be a factor in picking a winner. Winners will be notified privately via ask or message and their model will be painted to their specifications WITHIN REASON. Don’t ask me to do really ridiculous conversion work. Be considerate, you’re getting free shit. 

At the end of the event, I will select 2 additional winners by means not yet decided (will be updated in the future) and they will win additional prizes. Faction patches? Starter boxes? A HUG?! WHO KNOWS. I don’t, that’s for sure. 

PLEASE TITLE AND TAG YOUR ENTRIES “SUMMER SHOWDOWN” with the appropriate month in the post title. I don’t want to miss giving anyone credit for their entries. I.E. “Summer Showdown - July” with the tag summershowdown Thanks. 

Battle Report: Absylonia v eKaya

The lists:

Kaya the Moonhunter & Laris (*3pts)
* Gorax (4pts)
* Scarsfell Griffon (5pts)
* Feral Warpwolf (9pts)
* Warpwolf Stalker (10pts)
* Warpwolf Stalker (10pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
* Stone keeper (1pts)
Shifting Stones (2pts)
Blackclad Wayfarer (2pts)
Blackclad Wayfarer (2pts)
Druid Wilder (2pts)
Reeve Hunter (2pts)
War Wolf (1pts)
War Wolf (1pts)

Absylonia, Terror of Everblight (*5pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Naga Nightlurker (5pts)
* Raek (4pts)
* Shredder (2pts)
* Shredder (2pts)
* Stinger (2pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
Blighted Nyss Shepherd (1pts)
The Forsaken (2pts)
The Forsaken (2pts)

Deployment

Circle sets up with the Reeve Hunter, both War Wolves, and the Scarsfell Griffon on the left flank. Everything else is fairly centered. Legion sets up central with the bulk of their force.

Turn 1: Legion

Cautious advance, Playing God on the Raek, Carnivore on one Scythean, Forced Evolution on one Angelius. A few Tenacity animi get spread around. 

Turn 1: Circle

War Wolves, Reeve Hunter, and Scarsfell run further to the flank. Forced Evolution onto the Feral Warpwolf. Everything moves forward.

Turn 2: Legion

The Raek and a Sheperd run to the extreme right flank. The rest of the force moves slightly forward a few inches. Beasts rile and Forsaken pull off the fury. 

Turn 2: Circle

Reeve Hunter takes a shot at the Sheperd behind the wall and fails to connect. A War Wolf runs to hold the Stinger and Sheperd in place. Scarsfell shifts to the right a bit, still in the forest. The rest of the force moves forward into the Legion beast threat range, using the Shifting Stones as a wall to block more important targets. 

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Turn 3: Legion

Carnivean charges into the Shifting Stones. He kills off a total of 2 stones and a Blackclad Wayfarer. An Angelius shifts up and shoots the Stonekeeper, killing him even through his Stone Form ability. The Stinger takes out the War Wolf bogging him and his friends down. Absylonia moves up and drops some Blight Fields on herself, protecting incase of a Circle beast getting into her. 

Turn 3: Circle

Kaya decides to make a very risky move. Laris runs, and then Kaya Shadow Shifts to him, and pops her feat. She casts Muzzle twice, missing the Angelius both times. Scarsfell Griffon takes out the Harrier, then porting to Kaya. Feral Warpwolf beats down the Carnivean, leaving him a 8hp and then porting. Gorax and a Warpwolf Stalker rile for 1 and port. The final Stalker finishes off the Carnivean and ports. Wilder runs, Shifting Stones port to create a picket fence style line. Reeve Hunter takes a shot at Absylonia and misses. The final War Wolf runs to engage the Sheperd. 

Turn 4: Legion

It’s do or die for the Dragonspawn. The right most Angelius uses its Repulse animus, pushing a few things around. It clears a spot, and tail strikes at Kaya. Sadly the attack fails to connect. Both Forsaken unload their Blight Shrouds, tagging a ton of models. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the Circle beasts only have 1 fury on them each, so the total damage results aren’t very high. Nothing ends up seriously crippled. The second Angelius repulses, clearing a bit of a lane as well. The Naga Nightlurker moves up and takes a shot at Kaya but misses, instead hitting the Angelius. However the attack does no damage. Absylonia decides to take matters into her own hands (wings? claws? dragon…bits?). She mutates for Flight and Strength, casts Carnivore on herself, and uses the Raek’s animus to grant herself Parry. She charges into Kaya, boosting her first hit. Needing a 9, she connects and hits for 8 total damage. Her second attack fails to connect. Now out of fury, Absylonia finds herself in the middle of all the Circle beasts…

Turn 4: Circle

Unfortunately for the Legion player, things didn’t quite work out as planned. However, this works nicely for the druids. The Wilder casts the Gorax’s animus on the Feral Warpwolf. Feral warps for Strength, and turns around. Being behind Absylonia, he gets a total of +4 to hit. Boosting his hit just to be sure, he connects with his first claw. He boosts his damage, for a total of 3d6+4. With a single good roll, he swipes the blighted Warlock down. 

Circle wins via Assassination!

Upon further review after the game, the Legion player forgot to take a tail strike with the second Angelius, which very likely could have changed the outcome. However the game was very fun and clean, and I am looking forward to a rematch soon.

Battle Report incoming!

Legion of Everblight, Absylonia “Winds of Change” Tier 4 

Vs

Circle Orboros, Kaya the Moonhunter

50 points. 

Pictures and full report tomorrow. 

perfcherries:

Time for another Big Bell giveaway
This time the prize is 20 mil
Rules:
Must reblog and like
Followers with get an extra 5 mil!!
No begging please
The winner will be announced on July 23rd

perfcherries:

Time for another Big Bell giveaway

This time the prize is 20 mil

Rules:

Must reblog and like

Followers with get an extra 5 mil!!

No begging please

The winner will be announced on July 23rd