mandag 6. februar 2017

Battle Report #65: Haley2 vs Vlad2 (Norwegian Masters 2017 #4)

After one of the Haley2s winning the last game, I meet Scottish player David Kane. Again I think I will need Haley2 against this, leaving me list locked for the last match.

Major Victoria Haley (75 points)

Theme: Storm Division
Objective: Armory

Major Victoria Haley (Haley2)
* Squire
* Stormwall
* Thorn
Journeyman Warcaster
* Firefly
Major Katherine Laddermore
5+3 Storm Lances

Vladimir Tzepisci, The Dark Champion (75 points)

Another Dark Champion!
A different Khador list from what I am used to see, this is going to be exciting!

Vladimir Tzepisci, The Dark Champion (Vlad2)
* Conquest
Man-O-War Kovnik
Saxon Orrik
4 Battle Mechanics
10 Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters
* Koldun Kapitan Valachev
2x2 Kayazy Eliminators
5 Man-O-War Shocktroopers
* Man-O-War Shocktrooper Officer


Vlad wins the die roll. Conquest takes the center, with Nyss on the left and the Shocktropper brick on the right. I place Haley2 in the center to try to feat on as much as I can later. Laddermore goes with the left side Lances in order to hopefully electroleap many Nyss. Firefly and Max Lances go on the right,

Turn 1

Vlad moves up. I move up, I shoot the Conquest a bit.

Turn 2

I had forgotten about Hunter. The Nyss shoot away all the left side Lances, but play by me to leave all within shooting range. One right side Lance also gets shot. At this point I am starting to feel a bit worried.

A charging Laddermore clear some Nyss on the left side. Stormwall moves in and starts punching the Conquest, taking out about half of it and murdering some Nyss with electro leaps. Haley feats, and I use Telekinesis on some of those shield walled Shocktroppers, making them easy prey for the Lances, which kill half of them on the charge. I am a bit worried about the Conquest just shooting Haley and spiking, so I stay a bit back. Unfortunately that means I cannot get his back line in my feat. Good job for my opponent spreading out so well!

I score the right flag.


Turn 3

Mechanics fix the Conquest, he punches back. Vlad feats and some Eliminators do a number on the Storm Lances, but luckily Laddermore survives and keeps on contesting.

Laddermore kills more Nyss. Stormwall punches more Conquest, electroleaping all the repair dudes. I think the Conquest was left at one Movement box or something like that. I try to spell away the contesting Eliminators with Haley and Thorn, but they live. Squire moves into position to try to grab the left flag.

Turn 4 and 5

We are getting short on time, so no more photos until the end. I can't recall exactly in what order what happened, so I'll summarize the action on each flank,

On the left flag, I grab the left flag first with the Journeyman, and then with the Squire. Haley moves in that direction to add some Arcane Bolts to the mix. Everything there dies in the back-and-forth, leaving me with a Squire on the flag and Vlad with nothing to contest on the left flank.

In the center, my badly dinged up Stormwall finally murders the Conquest and also the contesting Man-O-War.

With me firmly in control of the left flank, and a Stormwall in the center, there is no way for Vlad to contest me. If I remember correctly the final score is 5-2, with almost everything dead.


Post Mortem

The best and most exiting game I had during the weekend! I was pretty sure I would lose when I went down on attrition right at the beginning, but Haley is Haley, and when I managed to clear the left flank then the win was assured. I am happy that I managed to play the scenario and move models to flag capping positions, it's something I still sometimes forget.

My opponent was very nice all through the match, we played a clean and enjoyable tactical game that was tense all the way through. Afterwards we grabbed a beer and waited for the last round to begin.

I was list locked into Nemo3, and all I could hope for was "please, please, no Cygnar Storm Division mirror in the last match". Guess what happens.

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