tirsdag 21. februar 2017

Battle Report #77: Maddox vs Vlad1

I decided to try out a variant Maddox list, where the Stormclad is replaced by twin Chargers. I also replace Acosta with Arlan, since repairs are more useful with multiple ranged jacks. The idea is to bring it a bit of ranged threat at the cost of some melee punch.

Major Beth Maddox (75 points)

Objective: Bunker
Theme: Storm Division

Major Beth Maddox (Maddox1)
* Squire
* Ironclad
* 2x Charger
Journeyman Warcaster
* Firefly
Captain Arlan Strangewayes
Major Katherine Laddermore
Stormblade Captain
5+5 Storm Lances
6 Stormblades
* Stormblade Infantry Officer & Standard

Vladimir Tzepesci, The Dark Prince (75 points)

Objective: Bunker
Theme: Winter Guard Kommand

Vladimir Tzepesci, The Dark Prince (Vlad1)
* 2x Juggernaut
* 3x Marauder
Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich
4 Battle Mechanics
2x Winter Guard Field Gun Crew
6 Winter Guard Rifle Corps
* 3x Winter Guard Rocketeer
6 Winter Guard Rifle Corps
* 3x Winter Guard Rocketeer
6 Winter Guard Rifle Corps
* 3x Winter Guard Rocketeer


Vlad wins the roll. I decide to go for a skew and try to dominate one zone from turn 2 onwards.

Round 1

Vlad moves up.

I make two major mistakes here. If I want to play this aggressively, I must commit harder. Also, I should have placed the lights further to the right so they can contest and pressure the right side Winter guard.

Round 2

I am rightly punished for my weak play. Vlad can remove enough models, without committing heavily, to prevent me from clearing the zone.

I have to option of doing a half-assed feat on just a few models, or not. I decide to not feat, but fail to clear the zone. Also, I start to lose points in the right zone. The game is lost.


Round 3

Vlad kills most of my Lances and I can no longer prevent him from winning on scneario.


Post Mortem

I skewed too much, and I did not commit hard enough. Vlad1 is strong and the Rocketeers are really scary, but with such poor play I had no chance.

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