søndag 20. november 2016

Battle Report #31 and #32: Caine2 vs Vayl2

I take way too long to play my Caine2 list, so I am going to be dropping him as much as possible. Today I meet Stian playing Vayl2, one of the few spell assassins in WARMACHINE.

Captain Allister Caine (75 points)



Captain Allister Caine
* Reinholdt
* Centurion
* Hunter
Journeyman Warcaster
* Firefly
Gun Mage Captain Adept
Ragman
Rhupert Carvolo
6 Rangers
5 Storm Lances
10 Trencher Infantry


Vayl, Consul of Everblight (75 points)


Vayl's assassination is to cast all her spells for free, which leads to a barrage of damage spells, typically ended with some choice AOEs from the Ravagores.

Vayl, Consul of Everblight
* Naga Nightlurker
* Nephilim Bolt Thrower
* 2x Ravagore
* Raek
* Seraph
3x Blighted Nyss Shepherd
2x Strider Deathstalker
Swamp Gobber Chef
2x Hellmouth


Deployment


Vayl wins the roll and goes first.

Turn 1


Vayl moves up. Occultation goes on the left Hellmouth






Caine casts Bullet Dodger on himself and casts Fire for Effect on a Trencher. The Trenchers move up and CRA away one Hellmouth (needing a 5+ on 2D6 due to FFE).

Shout out to David and Michael on the Cygnar Facebook group for telling me about the FFE trick! It worked great. :D

The GMCA moves up and tags the other Hellmouth. Hunter fires and rolls 11 on 2D6, which exactly kills it.

Another shout out to Barney on the Cygnar Facebook group for giving me the great tip that insane dice on a Hunter also kills a Hellmouth!



Turn 2


Stian shows me how it is done. I am nor sure if I can recount it correctly - but he manages to move a Seraph close to Caine, which is then tagged with the Oculus. The Icy Grip misses and I dodge away. Vayl still manages to clip me with a Deadly Storm, runs op a Raek and fires both Ravagores at it, clipping me twice more. The damage is exactly what he needs. Caine dies.




Legion wins by assassination! 


Post Mortem


OK, that was rough. Well, now that I have seen it once, surely I won't fall for it again? Right? All I have to remember now is to keep Caine back so I cannot be clipped so easily, camp more, and also throw Dirge of Mist on him so that Vayl needs at least 13+ to hit with spells.


Someone sure likes to assassinate.

Deployment - Round 2


Pretty much the same.

Turn 1


He moves up, this time keeping the Hellmouth further back so no CRA for me.




I move up. I forget to use Rhupert on Caine2. Also I made a mistake by allocating to the Hunter - he had Occultation and I could not shoot the Hellmouth anyway. So I am left camping 1 and no Dirge. This seems eerily familiar...



Turn 2


Pure spell assassination this time. I dodge an Icy Grip backwards, but two boosted Deadly Storms hit on 11+ and I die.




Legion wins by assassination (again)! 

Post Mortem


AAARGH! OK. Well. Next time maybe I will manage to throw Dirge of Mists on Caine2 and not die like an idiot. Twice. Vayl has some serious threat ranges and I need to be much more careful!

4 kommentarer:

  1. Svar
    1. Yeah. Vayl2 is hard. Well, I just have to try again, keep safer, and play on attrition. :D

      Slett
  2. Nice game, I told you his list was good. And he plays differently then the other Legion players at our club. But Im sure yu got the next one, thats all the tricks Legion has...

    SvarSlett
    Svar
    1. I clearly have to play a bit more defensively against this. Not what Caine2 usually wants out of life, but in this matchup I must stay safe and let my army do the heavy lifting.

      Slett