onsdag 15. mars 2017

Battle Report #81: Maddox vs Xerxis2

Last time I played against Xerxis2 was using Siege Brisbane. Time to see if Maddox can follow in Siege's footsteps!

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

Hans is born ready.

Xerxis, Fury of Halaak (75 points)

Xerxis, Fury of Halaak (Xerxis2)
* Basilisk Krea
* Tiberion
* Titan Gladiator
* 2x Archidon
Extoller Soulward
Mortitheurge Willbreaker
4 Paingiver Beast Handlers
10 Venator Reivers
* Officer & Standard
6 Venator Slingers
Venator Flayer Cannon Crew


Xerxis wins the die roll. I know his list can shoot pretty hard so I grab a trench and wall to hide stuff behind.

Round 1

Xerxis moves up. Both the Krea and Xerxis use Force Aura, covering everything I can reach in the + DEF and ARM bubble. That is some solid anti-shooting tech. :D

I Snipe a Charger, Assail the Ironclad and throw Dauntless Resolve on the Stormblades. The Stormblades minifeat and spread out. Hopefully some of them will live and start jamming and killing stuff next round. The sniped Charger does some damage to the left Archidon.

Round 2

Venators Reivers CRA, and Slingers cover some of the blades in acid.

4 of my Stormblades have survived, and I am pretty happy with that. My opponent made a mistake in placing the left Archidon out of the bubble, allowing me to blast it away with the twin Chargers. A couple of the Reivers are within range of the right hand Storm Lances so I charge in and start murdering them. At the end of the turn Tiberion is half dead, most of the infantry is gone, as well as that Archidon. And I haven't even feated yet.

The Ironclad toes into the zone, I think he will have trouble clearing a path with so much stuff in his face. The left flank Lances get Dauntless Resolve now.

Round 3

Xerxis feats, but fortunately I have murdered a lot of his army already. A lot of my stuff dies even so, the right flank Lances are all killed and the last Stormblade falls. My opponent makes a mistake in not using Overtake with Tiberion, it's possible he could have reached my Ironclad and at least dinged it up a bit. I think my Ironclad play was too aggressive, even if it worked.

Now I feat. Tiberion goes down and I do some damage on the Gladiator. I fail to kill the Soulward so no points for me, but it's looking good.

Round 4

The Gladiator and Archidon takes out my Ironclad and Laddermore.

The Chargers and Lances clear out the rest. Maddox camps a big stack.


Round 5

He kills a Storm Lance.

At this point Hans has almost nothing left and he surrenders. There is no way he can stop me from removing the remainder of his army and dominate twice.

Cygnar wins by attrition!

Post Mortem

Quite a slog. My opponent made a couple of early positioning mistakes which allowed me to get up on attrition. I like that Xerxis2 list, it shoots really hard and also can deliver the pain in melee.

Next game Maddox faces Zerkova!

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