Saints preserve us! Is Saturday night upon us again? The answer was yes, and you know what that means – to the table! Ken purchased a new digital chess clock and we restricted ourselves to seven-minute turns. Let’s get to it.
The first game was a 500 point match-up between my Cygnar and Marc’s Cryx. The lists were as follows:
Cygnar – 468 pts (played by me)
Captain Victoria Haley w/Ironclad x 1 & Defender x 1, Journeyman Warcaster w/Sentinal, Long Gunners x 6, Stormsmiths x 2, Gunmage Captain Adept x 0
Cryx – 516 pts (played by Marc)
Warwitch Deneghra w/Nightwretch x 2, Deathjack x 1. Slayer x 1, Mechanithralls x 6, Skarlock x 1, Pistol Wraith x 1
An few notes before we begin. Sitting here writing on Sunday afternoon has brought a few oversights to my attention (no, we weren’t drunk last night). First of all, I had an exact 500 point list made up, but forgot to deploy my GMCA, so I actually played 468 pts. Marc (the bastardly cheater! jk) played 516 points of Cryx. I assume that the Skarlock wasn’t supposed to be in the list, but its contribution was more or less irrelevant to the out come of the game.
The Cygnar battle line ready for action.
Then (and I didn’t see this coming) Deneghra charges Haley. Three attacks, and by the end, Haley still had almost half of her damage left. Cygnar turn four saw Haley (with better dice) take down the warwitch.
The second game was a Hordes vs. Warmachine affair featuring Ken-oth of Men-oth’s cowardly Kreoss army taking on the couragous forces of Madrak Ironhide. The lists shook down like so:
Trollbloods – 500 pts (played by me)
Madrak Ironhide w/Diretroll Mauler & Troll Axer, Trollblood Champions x 5, Scattergunners x 6, Fell Caller x 1, Totem Hunter x 1
Menoth – 498 pts (played by Ken)
Kreoss w/Revenger x 1, Devout x 1, Repenter x 1 & Redeemer x 1, Temple Flameguard x 7 + unit attachment, Choir x 6, Rupert Carvolo.
I should mention that during this game, Marc was busy fratenizing with my wife and one of the neighbours, there was the time limit… in short, I kept forgetting to take pictures. But here’s the few I did get.
The Menothians prepare to engage…
And the Redeemer starts unloading that rocket launcher on my champions. There was some damage, but none died.
The Dire Troll takes a couple for the team.
Madrak stood up and stayed still. He threw Rathrok at the enemy, and thanks to a Ricochet, took out the two TFG blocking Kreoss. Meanwhile, the Axer casts its Rush animus on the Dire Troll Mauler and the Fell Caller used its Revielle song to make the Dire Troll stand up.
Overall, we had great two games. Marc won two last week, and this week (as Marc would say), I was “awash with victory.” The pressure is on Ken to win two games next week.
I had two casters who were matched with opponent’s with whom they could deal effectively. From here on in, we will play tournament style – lists are devised and presented on game night without any previous knowledge of what one’s opponent is bringing to the table. I think this will make our games more dramatic still.
But it never ended there…
Come on… Saturday night? We have to stay up until at least 1:30, even if we are old farts! The next order of business was a game of Puerto Rico. We haven’t played in so long – it was quite refreshing.
Ken lectures all present on his mastery of colony management and corn dealing.
Here we are, ready to go.
And as always, the casualties of war.
Thanks for reading,