Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Haley3, Games 33 and 34.

So I've managed to play 2 games with Haley3 since her rules were spoiled at Lock and Load 2 weekends ago.
This is the list I've played:
Major Prime Victoria Haley
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
* Thorn
Tempest Blazers - Max
Storm Lances - Max
Stormblade Captain
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Trencher Infantry - Min
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team
Journeyman Warcaster
Gastone Crosse

It makes use of Tactical Supremacy on the Trenchers to create a cloud wall to hide all my support.
It has two great Revive targets in the form of the Storm Lances and Tempest Blazers and a bunch of boostable/accurate guns to clear out any jamming models or just bring damage in combination with Kiss from Aiyana.
Thorn's affinity with Haley makes Force Hammers very threatening from lots of different angles

Game 33/100
Haley3 Vs Calandra
Opponent: Pat Long
Scenario: Destruction
Pat's List:
Evolutionary Elementalism - T4
Calandra Truthsayer, Oracle of the Glimmerwood
   - Trollkin Runebearer
* Pyre Troll
* Pyre Troll
* Pyre Troll
* Slag Troll
* Slag Troll
* Slag Troll
* Slag Troll
* Winter Troll
* Storm Troll
* Storm Troll
* Storm Troll
Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes - Leader & 5 Grunts
   - Stone Scribe Elder

This game is going to be a tough grind but I am able to kiss and shoot down a Storm Troll early on and Storm Lance the another one to death along with a Pyre.

Those Blazers are all alive.

The Blazers flank wide to threaten the stone and Calandra and draw away a couple of beasts.
Top of 3 I am able to feat and slam a stone bearer over Calandra using Thorn and then put some serious damage into her from Past Haley and then prime does a bit more but she toughs, Blazers swing round to finish it off. Two revived Storm Lances were waiting in the wings if they failed.


Game 34/100
Haley3 Vs Harkevich
Opponent: Daniel Common
Scenario: Two Fronts
Dan's List:
Kommander Harkevich, The Iron Wolf 
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
* Victor
* Victor
Iron Fang Pikemen
  - Black Dragon Officer & Standard
Battle Mechaniks - Max
Koldun Lord
Iron Fang Kovnik

Dan is trying out another Spoiler list using the crazy range of both Victors AOE 5 cannon and Broadsides to maximum effect.
The Dig-Dug Trenchers only lose 1 guy to the turn 1 barrage and then I am able to keep the smoke wall in play and not give him any targets to drift towards.
The Blazers flank again to harass the support and they draw the BDIFP across to them, I keep throwing Storm Lances at the Colossals and tipping away damage whilst electro leaping Mechaniks when they come in to repair. At one point I get a Lane to Force Hammer Harkevich and kill Syls with the Collateral but manage a 9 on 4D6 so switch to reviving.

Everyone is hiding behind smoke

I manage to revive a total of 7 Lances over the course of the game and thanks to kiss, shooting and Lances I am able to remove one Victor and start to score on Scenario uncontested.The colossals have no targets for deviations due to smoke and I force them to spend focus hitting Storm Lances If they want to move.


Here are some random thoughts about the Haleys:
My initial thoughts on Haley3 is that she is very strong and will certainly slip into the top echelon of our casters in terms of competitiveness. 

I do see her as a Warmachine rather than Hordes drop as they tend to have more RFP and also transfers make single high POW shot assassinations unlikely, although Knock Down really does enable this list to get some good shots in. 

Chain Reviving Storm Lances further up the field is very fun and means you can open up some great angles to get charges off although formation and spell casting could be an issue if you're not careful when holding one back as you want the leader to be up there to enable attacks. 

The fact that future and past are incorporeal also means that they are very hard to remove for a lot of factions. 

Repudiate seems awesome into Cryx as does Chain Blast with Raw Talent, on average the blast damage will kill Bane Thralls. 

Temporal Flux can make hitting things a real headache for factions that struggle with accuracy, this protects Thorn well and Pushes Lances up to DEF14 there's also the option for a DEF12 Stormwall! (Everyone knows Scytheans can never hit Boosted 6s) 

Raw Talent with Past's POW 10 Reach weapon and Flux means she's basically a MAT8 Weapon Master with 5 attacks, 7 under feat. 

A True Sight Magical Gun from Future that is a boostable POW 13 ROF 3 will also be a great option for killing off annoying solos or stealthy models. 

Tactical Supremacy Trenchers with their smoke wall are very good, the issue lies with positioning them for things to charge out the turn afterwards but that will come with practise.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Finally some game updates! Numbers 23 - 32

As I have been very busy with reality and work I haven't had a huge amount of time to write up games but I have managed to play a few so I'm going to Rattle them off Quickly:

Game 23/100
pNemo Vs Lyltyh3
Opponent: Pete Croft
Scenario: Outflank

pNemo tries to be Plucky against Lylyth3 but he dies as expected due to old man stats.

I ma have charged a model I didn't need to.


Game 24/100
pNemo Vs Butcher3
Opponent: Daniel Common
Scenario: Close Quarters

Once again pNeems steps up to do battle, I lose the Stormwall and Dynamo to the human blender and then it's all over.

Get in the Blender!


Game 25/100
eStryker Vs Mordikaar
Opponent: Keith Boardman
Scenario: Incoming

I am able to Alpha hard with my feat before he feats, I go up on attrition and Scenario and grind out the win.

Stryk-ing a pose!


The next three games were for a WTC practice event:

Game 26/100
eHaley Vs pKreoss
Opponent: Rob Read
Scenario: Close Quarters

I'm up on attrition but I get greedy on a really slow scenario and get popped and dropped.

Stupid Menoth


Game 27/100
eHaley Vs Gorten
Opponent: Tomek Dobros
Scenario: Destruction

I keep safe from the Earthbreaker and chew through all the tough stuff, Gorten has to come close to feat and I'm able to kill him with things with Anastasia waiting if needed.

Tough dudes!


Game 28/100
eHaley Vs eKaya
Opponent: James Savage
Scenario: Two Fronts

It's James 3rd Game, I get up on scenario super fast and win.

Aggressive advance


Our team, Team Craic, finished up joint 2nd. There were only 3 rounds, winners were our sister team Team Ceol who beat us in round 1.

Game 29/100
pStryker Vs pSkarre
Opponent: Shane O'Connor
Scenario: Recon

pStryker double Stormwall gets dropped into a bajillion Satyxis raiders, I am able to hold off the tide and Skarre gets big gunned in the face.

So many statistics


Game 30/100
Siege Vs Mortenebra
Opponent: Merlin Goss
Scenario: Fire Support

Siege is hit early on and then gets assassinated via Warjack.

Many Warjacks, such assasination


Game 31/100
Siege Vs eSorscha
Opponent: David Coleman
Scenario: Outflank

I remove Beast 09 with non feat shooting and command the scenario to take a 5-0 win.

Game 32/100
eCaine Vs Haley3
Opponent: Pat Dunford
Scenario: Fire Support

I play Caine far back because I'm scared of force hammer assassination and killbox myself, I then lose on scenario.

Hiding at the back


So that's 9 more games done, the tally continues, 96 days to go!

I also made some 2D terrain out of felt that I can now carry around in my bag, just in case. They will work well in concert with my play mat that I'm going to buy after the WTC, something you can do as well.

I also started work on some of the Trenches for the WTC, only painted one so far.

Next time I will talk about my Haley3 games that I've played, all 2 of them!