tirsdag 28. mars 2017

Battle Report #88: Caine2 vs Stryker2

Jarle wanted to try out some experimental Cygnar builds and test them in the mirror, so both of these lists are his design. I am a big Caine2 fan, but the 2017v1 nerf on him was really hard. I was not able to find any good lists for him. Jarle thought that maybe Heavy Metal could give Caine2 the volume he wants. Caine2 does not himself do much for the list, but he still has a respectable damage output, and Grievous Wounds is still a useful ability.

Captain Allister Caine (75 points)


Theme: Heavy Metal

Captain Allister Caine (Caine2)
* Squire
* Ace
* Stormwall
Captain Arlan Strangewayes
Journeyman Warcaster
* Hunter
* Hunter
Lieutenant Allison Jakes
* Hunter
* Stormclad

Lord Commander Stryker (75 points)


Theme: Storm Division

Lord Commander Stryker (Stryker2)
* Squire
* Lancer
* Ol' Rowdy
Major Katherine Laddermore
Journeyman Warcaster
* Firefly
Stormblade Captain
2x5 Storm Lances
6 Stormblade Infantry
* Office & Standard
* 2x Storm Gunner




Deployment


I go first. I place the Stormwall and Stormclad to walk up to the zone. Hunters go on the left and right.

Stryker2 deploys in a long long line.





Round 1


I move up.




Stryker2's swarm of dudes fill the board. He casts Deceleration and the right flank Lances get Arcane Shield.




Round 2


Dudes with Deceleration are pretty solid. I kill a Lance and a couple of Blades. Stormwall backs out in order to not take the Lance charge. My dice are poor, but still.




Laddermore charges Caine but misses. Caine dodges back. Stryker caps the flag. My Hunters get pinned down by Lances.

0-2





Round 3


I cripple Ol'Rowdy and clear away some dudes. I fail to contest but it does not matter at his point.

0-4




Stryker goes super saiyan and murders my Stormwall for shits and giggles.

0-5

Evil Cygnar wins by scenario!


Post Mortem


I am not good enough at playing with the Stormwall. Jarle tends to keep his jacks closer together so that the Stormwall can block vision and movement to them. I will try to do that the next time!

I am not sure if I really like the Caine2 list. Caine can pew pew, but that's pretty much the only thing he does here. Against high ARM models his pew pew is not so good. I feel that a solid support caster like Stryker1 will probably run a similar list a whole lot better, and Sloan has a lot more punch.

I don't think the list is bad, either. It deserves some more games to determine if it is good or not. It felt good to field Caine2 again, though!

Jarle has, of course, also written a battle report about the same match.

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