The list I took:
- Sloan - Shooty Warcaster
- Hunter - Advanced deployment assassin Light Warjack
- Defender - Long distance, heavy hitting Heavy Warjack
- Charger - Two shots per round, Light Warjack
- Thunderhead - Electricity shooting, troop killing, melee Heavy Warjack
Every 'jack has a ranged attack and Sloan's once a game feat allows every 'jack in her battlegroup to make an additional ranged attack at +2 to hit. I didn't know Sloan is a really popular choice right now for this reason. I just felt like it would work.
My first game was against Circle (sorry, no pic). My opponent took:
- Wormwood, an ancient tree that teleports around the battle field
- Feral Warpwolf
- Pureblood Warpwolf
- Sentry Stone & Mannikins
- Shifting Stones
- Tharn Wolf Riders
- a minion unit of Croak Raiders (read fire tossing frogs).
When writing this, I went back and checked the rules. The rules actually say, "Starting on the second player's second turn, a player scores 1 control point if he controls the zone at the end of his turn." So, we should not have started counting points until the end of my second turn. Then again, I am not sure I would have moved into it and I am not going to hold it against a great tournament.
Second game, I played against Legion. At first I thought they were Skorne but they were just painted red, instead of the traditional blue/cool tones. I am pretty sure the Dragon Father would not approve! His list included:
- Blighted Ogrun Warspears
- Shredders x2
- Beast Misstress (I think)
The scenario was Incoming. Each round, artillery is randomly lobbed into the battle. While it was fun to roll for, it had zero impact on the game.
Unfortunately, my opponent held back a little too much and never really closed with my army. Eventually, I was able to get a clear line of sight to his Warlock, chilling behind the Ravagor on the left flank and pick her off with my hunters.
|Death to the Skorne!|
- Supreme Kommandant Irusk
- Full line of Iron Fang Pikeman plus officer and standard bearer
- Iron Fang Kovnik
- Field Gun Crew
It was his first time running Khador and he took a little too long getting across the battlefield. His war caster was behind a nearly impenetrable line of Iron Fang Pikeman with shield wall up and they were marching across the field on an assassination scenario. Somehow, my 'jacks were able to shoot a hole through the pikeman line, just enough to be able to shoot Irusk from the front and with a Hunter from the side.
In the picture the below, Irusk is behind the wall, as we discussed where he could have been to stop the assassination.
|Assassination of Khador|
So at my first tournament, I had a blast and I came in tied for second place out of 8 players. The players were super nice about making sure I got the math right for hit and damage rolls. Overall, I definitely have to do this again!