Friday, 17 October 2014

Double Vision.

Last weekend there was a fun little Doubles Tournament taking place locally.

I'd already decided on pCaine Tier as one list because it's a bit of fun and ever so slightly filthy.

Lieutenant Allister Caine - WJ: +6
-    Hunter - PC: 6
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers - Leader & 5 Grunts: 5
-    Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer - Officer 0
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers - Leader & 5 Grunts: 5
-    Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer - Officer 2
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team - Lynch, Ryan & Watts: 3
Tempest Blazers - Leader & 4 Grunts: 10

My Second list was a shrunk down pNemo looking to Arc some chain lightning and use Rowdy with 5 Focus and +2 STR to beat things to death.

Commander Adept Nemo - WJ: +6
-    Squire - PC: 2
-    Lancer - PC: 6
-    Ol' Rowdy - PC: 9
Stormsmith Stormcaller - PC: 1
Stormsmith Stormcaller - PC: 1
Tactical Arcanist Corps - Leader & 2 Grunts: 4
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Pistoleers - Leader & 5 Grunts: 6
-    Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer - Officer 2

The format was doubles but with random teammates for each round, meant there was no Strength of Schedule, just fun games and new opponents and partners each round.

Game 1 starts

Round 1
I was paired with a Khador player who bought a filthy B3 list.
We were playing against Minions with Rask and Circle with eMorv

Turn 1
Both armies ran and the Hunter killed one Tharn Ravager, the gun Mages managed to do 6 damage to another.

So many Gun Mages!

Turn 2
Gun Mages get DeathKnelled and 4 die instantly, a few BDIFP die to Charging Ravagers, Rask Feats.
We then Check the Killbox, Rask and Morv are both fully in it from the side, we go up to 4 points.
Butcher 3 can't charge Gators so one of his Argus gets charged in the back, the kills a bunch of stuff and clears the Zone. The Blazers Brutal the objective in the zone and we Dominate for 2 as well as getting 1 for the objective.
The game ends 7-0 on CPs.

Round 2
I am paired with a Legion player who is using eAbby
We are playing against my partner from Round 1, with B3 again and a CoC player with Syntherion.
I opt to bring pNemo to this party as the Legion list has 3 Heavies in in and the lightning should be pretty good against the CoC support, not to mention Voltaic Snare.

Turn 1
Both armies advance up, the Khador opposite one zone and the CoC opposite the other. We opt to commit hard to the CoC zone and hopefully kill the beasts.

Turn 2
Khador get into the Zone with the IFP and the CoC spread a bit, getting a light vector and Arc node into the zone managing to magnetic hold a Warbeast and a Ground Ponder kills a gun mage.
My partner then turns to me and says he reckons he can assassinate Syntherion. So eAbby Feats and kills the Arc Node to confer some rage, Then a Sycthean gets slipstreamed and it charges off into Syntherion.
Syntherion dies, the Convergence force is now 2 units of Optifex directives, all huddled up to Jacks so pNemo now gets to shine.
2 Chain Lightning’s take care of all but one of the models and a Voltaic Snare hits the Khador Devastator, the Gun Mages polish off the last converge model and we Dominate the Zone with Abby for 2.

Turn 3
Butcher comes into the zone with the gun mages and kills them all but 1. A BDIFP manages to make it into the other zone to stop us dominating again.
We attempt to set up a fancy Assassination on Butcher involving a 5 focus Rowdy by clearing a charge lane with the Scythean but Abby needs to confer rage so we get the Lancer to push the Pikeman into her threat but this means we end up blocking the Scythean charge....
So we just kill as many things as possible and the Squire Beep Boops his way into the zone to stop Butcher scoring again we go up to 4 points.

Turn 4
Butcher has to assassinate Nemo and Abby in one turn to win the game, he can't and there aren't enough models that could possibly get into and stay in the zone for us not to clear it, the game gets called and we win 6-4 on CPs

Round 3
My Partner from the previous round betrays me and switches to the Dark side, I gain another Legion ally with Saeryn whilst opponent No.2 is Cygnar with pNemo!

Turn 1
The guys run everything. We advance and try to hit Thorn with a couple of shots. I attempt to spread out the Gun Mages but pNemo is going to fry them

Turn 2
pNemo fries a bunch of Gun Mages.... We manage to kill the enemy Lynch and get a few more points on Thorn.

Turn 3
A lot of things are up in our face but we haven't provided any targets for the Legion player, pNemo fries more Gun Mages :(. My Gun Mages manage to clear two TAC dwarves out of the way, pCaine pops snipe on the Ravagore and it shoots at Nemo, hits and then boots damage, he gets one shot exactly.

Turn 4
There are 4 Cygnar toys left including Jr who can potentially reactivate Jacks. We clear an objective and Dominate the zone, sending a Scythean to hold off the Legion beasts.

Turn 5
eAbyy feats and her beasts smash Saeryn into the ground. pCaine Feats in an attempt to finish things and all the guns are aimed at eAbyy on one transfer but dice aren't great and she doesn't die, thankfully dice down is called and we win 3-0 on CPs

And with that we take first place with a collective 6 wins.

This time next Friday its Gaelcon, I am taking 3 lists, one of which is pCaine Tier 4
This is what I have to paint!

Couple of Casters, Units, Solos and a Colossal

Hopefully, I'll get it all done in time.

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